Thanksgiving is a time of celebration with family and friends. This year it’s time to give thanks to an amazing superfood Turkey. Enjoy Turkey for these reasons.
There are about 32 grams of protein in a 4-ounce serving of turkey, making it a very good source of these essential amino acids. Just one serving of turkey provides 65 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein. Eat a turkey sandwich for lunch and you’ll almost have your daily protein covered. Its protein content makes turkey a healthy meat choice
A little-known health benefit of turkey is that it contains trace minerals thought to aid in cancer prevention. Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system. Selenium also has an essential role to play in your antioxidant defense system, helping to eliminate cancer-friendly free radicals in the body. Selenium is required for the production of the super antioxidant Glutathione.
Turkey is a nutrient-rich food, making it a healthy choice year-round. A serving of turkey meat has 36 percent of the daily allowance of Vitamin B3 or niacin, which plays a critical role in the processing of fats in the body, and 27 percent of your recommended intake of B6, a vitamin that helps maintain steady blood sugar levels.
Saturated fat is necessary for biological functions, hormone production, padding for organs, and energy. While saturated fat is necessary for a healthy body, most moderately-active people should be mindful of overindulging. Turkey has less than 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat per 4-ounce serving.
Dr. Gez Agolli