Health Benefits of Chicken

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018 | Category: Blog


If your forte is chicken soup, chicken salad, grilled chicken breast, or any form of chicken, you are definitely on the right track to a nutritious and delicious lifestyle. The lean meat of chicken remains the preferred type of meat in many dietary menus, confirming its lean meat value and nutritional value. This plucky poultry provides you with the perfect balanced chicken recipe in Sri Lanka, making it the number one choice of meat in the country, overtaking beef since 2014.

Protein Enriched

Research proves that chicken is a superb source of protein and amino acids. Research conducted by the National Chicken Council confirms that each 100 grams (3.5 oz) of cooked skinless chicken breast, contains around 31 grams of protein. This accounting for more than half of your daily recommendation of protein!

Tryptophan which is a type of amino acid found in lean chicken meat has been proven by medical research to contain enzymes which directly affect the stressors in the human body in a positive way, thus creating a comforting and relaxing sensation. Thus it is correct in stating that ‘Sri Lankan chicken recipes makes you calmer’! Isoleucine is yet another amino acid which is found in chicken and on known for its healing benefits. It also improves growth and stabilizers blood sugar levels. Medical research confirms that the human body requires nine essential amino bodies in order to function healthy, as the human body cannot produce them on its own, the intake of foods such as lean chicken are needed in order to ensure the body gains  the right amount of amino acids. Hence chicken meat could be named as the ‘complete protein’ as well as the most ‘efficient source of amino acid to the human body’.

Abundant Nutrients

While the protein benefits of chicken are widely known, little is known of its nutritional benefits, which in fact are quite extensive. Chicken recipes in Sri Lanka possess the following nutrients of which benefits to the human body are listed alongside it.

  • Iron: Helps in growth and development, while assisting in the metabolizing of protein and the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells
  • Phosphorous: Builds strong bones and teeth, while supporting in the functions of the  kidney, liver and central nervous system
  • Selenium: Guards cells from oxidative stress, supports the thyroid in producing the necessary hormones while assisting in reproductive health and the  fight of cancerous cells.
  • Vitamin A: Improves skin and eyesight while boosting the immune systems and neurological functions.
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Helps in maintaining healthy blood cells, which also improves energy levels, while protecting eye and skin health.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Helps in improving cardiovascular health and neurological health. Improves skin developments and care.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Assists in producing energy from carbohydrates and fats. Helps in improving metabolism and function of adrenal glands.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Assists in cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular, and nervous system functions
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin): Increases metabolism, promotes cell and tissue growth, improves skin and hair conditions.
  • Vitamin B12: Safeguards nerve and red blood cells health, contributions towards energy production, helps control nervous and digestive systems.
  • Zinc: Assistances with hormone production, escalates immunity and digestive systems, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Low in Calories, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Fat

Chicken breast has proven to be the ideal sources of meat, which syncs with all your weight loss goals. 3.5 ounces of skinless, boneless chicken breast meat contains a mere 165 calories, making it the ideal source of meat, while maintaining a balanced diet. This same serving contains just 74 milligrams of sodium, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 1 gram of saturated fat, and 4 grams of total fat. It is noteworthy to bear in mind that dark meat and skin on met increase the fat content of the portion.

Chicken recipes in Sri Lanka has been proven to be a healthy meat option with less cholesterol and saturated fat than other meats such as beef and pork. Therefore it is less likely to raise your blood cholesterol or cause heart disease. It has been shown that dietary cholesterol is not correlated with disease and is only a minor part of blood cholesterol. It is mostly metabolized, while the liver primarily makes and regulates cholesterol. As for saturated fat, much depends on which fatty acids are most prevalent and their arrangement on the glycerol base.

Easy to Digest

Due to its less fatty consistency it is easily digested and the proteins are quickly absorbed into the body. Thus easing the stress placed on the liver in breaking down of food. Been one of the easiest foods to digest, Sri Lankan chicken recipes complements the diets of people suffering from chronic digestion issues like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease as well.


Notwithstanding the numerous medical advantages of chicken, you can’t deny the protein’s benefits. It is readily available in any corner store or supermarket, and even novice gourmet experts can create expert dishes with this meat. You can cook it in an assortment of ways (barbecuing, simmering, poaching, heating), and you can utilize it in various recipes. Regardless of whether your preference is grilled chicken on a serving of mixed greens, mix fried chicken with veggies, or chicken protein powder blended into an omelet, you basically can’t turn out badly with chicken.

It is also necessary to keep in mind that improper cooking methods may take away from the medical benefits of the meat.  Likewise, make sure to deal with and cook your chicken appropriately to keep away from salmonella, a bacterium that can cause nourishment harming. In the event that acquiring chicken protein powder, guarantee that the item originates from a protected and dependable maker.