During the past few years, we have often heard about avian flu, and chicken is a part of the spreading of this epidemic. Avian flu can actually be fatal, but it seems like chicken meat is just too tasty to pass up. Its popularity is still rising despite all the news about bird flu.
Chicken meat is a healthy kind of protein compared to other kinds of meat (especially red meat like beef and pork). Skinned chicken meat has lower fat content and fewer calories than beef. Chicken breast is the part with the least fat and the least calories. Drumsticks and chicken wings are three times higher in fat than chicken breast, and have 25% higher calories.
Still, I would like to stress that even though fat from chicken meat is better than fat from beef due to being lower in saturated fat, it still has saturated fat, which is bad for your health. Too much of anything is bad for your health.
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