Since time immemorial, people have been conflicted about the need to skin their chicken, because of the acclaimed health benefits that follow. People often think removing the flavorful skin on their chicken prevents heart disease and greatly dwarfs their calorie intake but research has shown that this is indeed not the case. While eating the chicken skin may have just a little drawback, let’s enlighten ourselves on the benefits of eating our chicken meat with the delicious skin on.
Research according to the Harvard school of public health has proven that the majority of fat on the chicken skin is actually heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Also, further research has shown that the calories chicken skin adds to our diet is actually negligible as it does not add so many calories to your diet.
Research also shows that unsaturated fats are very good for the heart; reducing the risk of heart disease and lowering cholesterol levels. With this, I bet you won’t endure another minute of eating dry, bland chicken.
However, just like other meals, chicken skin must be eaten in moderation because it also contains omega-6 which increases inflammation in the body but generally, chicken skin doesn’t cause harm when eaten in moderation as a part of a well-balanced meal plan.
Now, you may be worried about consuming all that grease into your body probably because you can do without the extra calories but as already stated, while chicken skin may be all-too-fatty and greasy, the good news is that you can enjoy your chicken with the skin on because it really doesn’t add significant calories to your diet. You are so in luck!
Chicken skin is also generally the most delicious part of the chicken, as it makes the chicken moister and so flavorful. I’m sure you understand this because merely using your chicken stock to prepare a meal makes it twice as delicious.
So if you are tired of having your guests struggle to gobble down your skinless chicken or if you are tired of even having to eat your own skinless chicken, this is for you! It’s high time you start enjoying that delicious, flavorful chicken again because you deserve all the juicy goodness in that chicken!