Whenever my cousin gets back to his normal gym routine, he starts following a specific kind of diet which is mostly carb-free and full of protein. This means he is going to loathe on chicken and eggs for next few weeks. Wondering why chicken is often emphasized by trainers, I researched and found that apart from the high-protein content it contains, chicken also contains phosphorous and selenium which help in building immunity and muscle along with some B vitamins too. 

Remember the saying, “Excess of anything is bad”. And well, it does hold true in most cases too. Every now and then, a new research comes up and tells you a different story. Sometimes, it is said that you should eat eggs everyday and then another news crops up after a while, which emphasizes on limiting their consumption. As far as chicken is concerned, eating it regularly can be good for you lest you keep in mind certain conditions. 

The Good & The Bad

The way you cook and consume chicken makes all the difference. No one is stopping you from indulging in a hearty plate of creamy butter chicken gravy with cheese naan. However, if that is the kind of diet you wish to follow every day, then be ready to welcome a host of problems along with it. 

Healthy ways to cook chicken would include baking, grilling or stir-frying. These methods involve less amount of oil in cooking the pieces and do not require a wide range of spices or other ingredients. Fried chicken or processed meat products are full of calories and sodium which can contribute to bad cholesterol in the long run. 

If you’re eating chicken the right way, enjoy these amazing benefits with it. From stronger bones and better memory retention to improved heart health and a high level of energy throughout the day, you will experience it all. 

NOTE: Please consult your doctor before including chicken regularly in your diet, especially if you are suffering from any chronic ailments.