Is Chicken a Healthy Choice?

Pasture Raised Chicken is the healthy choice!

Here are the facts:

  • Pasture raised meat is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, carotenoids, vitamin E, vitamin A, and folic acid
  • Pasture raised chicken has 50% more vitamin A and 100% more omega – 3’s than confinement raised birds
  • Compared with commercial birds, pasture raised chicken has 21% less total fat, 30% less saturated fat, and 28% fewer calories.
  • Under USDA guidelines breast meat from pasture raised chicken is so lean it earns the designation, “fat free.”
The National Pork Board conducted a study of the Top 3 Family dinner occasions:
  1. Feeding a Family in a Hurry
  2. Quick, Healthy Meals
  3. Familiar Family Dinners
Here are the protein choices for Feeding a Family in a Hurry (12.6% of meals):
  • Ground beef 22%
  • Pepperoni (likely on pizza) 15%
  • chicken breast 10%
Here are the protein choices for Quick, Healthy Meals (12.4% of meals):
  • 25% Boneless chicken breasts
  • 8% Rotisserie chicken
  • 7% ground turkey and salmon
Here are the protein choices for Familiar Family Dinners (10.7% of meals):
  • 25% ground beef
  • 17% Boneless chicken breast
  • 5% pork chops
You'll notice that chicken is on ALL of these lists. It's not surprising. Chicken Producers have done an incredible job of promoting confinement chicken as healthy protein. Pasture raised chicken is healthier.

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Here's a link for the movie, SUPER SIZE ME 2 - Holy Chicken
release date September 13, 2019
Pasture Raised Chicken is the healthy choice!
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