NC EFNEP Daily Recipe – May 4, 2020

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Today’s recipe is an easy meal with easy clean up.

10 Nutritional Values of eating Chicken:

1. Rich in Protein –  It’s a great source of lean, low fat protein which contribute to muscle growth and development. That protein also helps support a healthy body weight and aids weight loss.

2. Good for the Heart  –  Eating chicken breast suppresses and controls a body’s homocysteine amino acid levels which, if too high, can lead to cardiovascular disease.

3. Plenty of Phosphorus  –  They’re rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.

4. Abundant in Selenium  –  Provides this essential mineral involved in metabolic performance … in other words thyroid, hormone, metabolism, and immune function.

5. Boosts Metabolism  –  Vitamin B6 (or B-complex vitamins) in chicken will keep blood vessels healthy, energy levels high, and metabolism burning away calories so you can manage a healthy weight..

6. Rich in Niacin  –  Another B-vitamin, niacin helps guard against cancer and other forms of genetic (DNA) damage.

7. Natural Anti-depressant  –  If you’re feeling depressed, eating some poultry will increase the serotonin amino acid  levels in your brain, enhancing your mood, blasting stress, and lulling you to sleep.

8. Promotes Eye Health  –  An excellent source of retinol, alpha and beta-carotene, and lycopene (all derived from vitamin A) and all vital for healthy eyesight.

9. Essential for Healthy Tissue  –  Riboflavin (or Vitamin B2), found in chicken livers, will drastically reduce your skin problems and repair dry or damaged skin.

10. Prevents Bone Loss  –  If you’re entering your senior years and you’re concerned about Osteoporosis or arthritis, eating chicken will aid in your fight against bone loss thanks to the protein punch it packs!

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