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Healthy living 7 reasons why every family needs to consume chicken

Consumption of chicken provides the body with a good source of omega-3 fatty acids 

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Some families consume chicken during festive occasions because is highly nutritious and delicious to taste. Not only it forms a crucial part of various culinary traditions but it has some amazing health benefits listed below:

  • Helps build muscles

Chicken is one of the best non-vegetarian sources of protein. It is lean meat, which means that it contains more amount of proteins and less amount of fat.

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  • Keeps your bones healthy

Chicken is rich in several minerals like phosphorus and calcium, that helps keeps bones in mint condition.

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  • Relieves stress

Chicken contains trypophan and Vitamin B5 great for reducing stress. Both of them have a calming effect on your body and this makes chicken an excellent option after a stressful day. Also, it tastes great and that too adds to its stress releasing, happiness inducing properties.

  • Reduces PMS symptoms

Magnesium, a nutrient present in chicken helps soothe symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome and fight the various mood changes that a woman might experience during her periods.

  • Helps boost testosterone levels

Men should consume foods rich in zinc as it helps regulate testosterone levels as well as boost sperm production.

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  • Boosts immunity

Chicken soup has long been used as a home remedy for relieving cold, flu and other common respiratory infections. The hot steam of chicken soup helps clear nasal and throat congestion.

  • Promotes heart health

Chicken is rich in vitamin B6, plays an important role in preventing heart attack. Vitamin B6 helps by lowering the levels of homocysteine, one of the key components linked to an increased risk of heart attack.

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