THE NORTH CALDWELL WELLNESS CENTER (NCWC)

WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK (11/28 & 11/29).

HAPPY, HEALTHY AND A SAFE THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!

turkey

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURKEY:

1. Get Your Protein

There are about 32g of protein in a 4-oz. 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.

2. Protect Yourself From Cancer

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.

3. Get Your B Vitamins

Turkey is considered a good source of vitamins B3 and B6, rated because of the density of these vitamins

in the meat. A serving of turkey meat has 36 percent of the daily allowance of B3 and 27 percent of your

recommended intake of B6.

4. Benefit From Less Saturated Fat

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 need to avoid overindulging.

Turkey has under 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat per 4-oz. serving.

5. Choose Organic, Pasture-Based Turkey

Grass-fed turkey raised under organic conditions convey the most health benefits. Grass-fed turkeys offer

higher nutrition and are superior to birds given antibiotics or raised without access to natural pasture.

Consider looking for a local, grass-based poultry farm when shopping for organic turkeys.

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>>Written by Maria O’Brien | Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
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