Top 7 Reasons Turkey is Terrific

Categories: Nutrition

The Quintessential Turkey.

Thanksgiving is coming, and the smell of turkey is in the air. Turkey is a tradition in some households when Thanksgiving is involved, so we decided to help spread the word about the health benefits of eating turkey.

1. Turkey is a rich source of protein.

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body needs large amounts of proteins to aid with things such as nail and hair growth, build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals, and is an important building block in bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

2. Skinless turkey is low in fat.

Taking the fat out of foods is always a plus!

3. Beneficial elements.

Turkey meat is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.

4. Boosts energy production.

It’s a great source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production.

5. Boosts your immune system.

Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.

6. Lowers cholesterol levels.

Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.

7. Contains selenium.

Turkey is also a terrific source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism. It also boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.


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