Information on the nutritional value of chicken breasts
According to NCC, chicken breast is a complete source of protein. 9 ounces of breasts (skinless, boneless) are enough to meet the daily amount of protein your body needs. The selenium and phosphorus in a single serving of baked brisket is over 20% of the recommended daily allowance.
The breast is also packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B and B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B12, and magnesium. It is very low in fat, ranging from 0.4g to 3g, depending on how the meat is cooked.
The calorie content depends on how the meat was cooked and whether the breast has skin and bones. Plain cooked chicken breast (4 ounces) contains 150 calories; fried chicken breast contains 220 calories; and the boneless, skinless cooked brisket contains 110 calories.
Baked or broiled brisket contains no carbohydrates, while boiled brisket contains 132 mg of calories.
Health Benefits of Baked Chicken Breast
Breasts are not only easy to prepare, they also provide many health benefits for the body.
Firstly, the lean protein in skinless breasts increases your metabolism. The digestion of proteins stimulates cellular activity; in the process, the body burns excess fat. To take advantage of the breasts’ maximum burning potential, cook only skinless, boneless breasts. This way the meat is as lean as possible and contains fewer calories.
The vitamins and minerals in the breast help keep vital organs in top condition. They help prevent various medical conditions including anemia and Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to lower your risk of cancer, eating baked breasts regularly can help. This chicken meat contains 60% niacin as well as selenium, which strengthen your immune system. Vitamin B improves your metabolism, allowing you to burn more fat every day. Vitamin B6 maintains healthy blood vessels, which is essential for preventing heart disease such as stroke.
Minerals like iron, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc help maintain healthy bones and teeth, prevent anemia, and many more. Essential amino acids, on the other hand, help maintain normal body function.
You can get all of these health benefits in just one serving of breasts.
Incorporate Chicken Breasts Into Your Daily Diet
Chicken breasts are not only nutritious, they are also easy to cook. It is versatile – you can prepare it practically unlimited. It can be as simple as rubbing it with salt and pepper and then baking it in the oven, or it can be as elaborate as a recipe from Emeril Lagasse. Just be careful not to overcook it or it will become tasteless and dry.
You don’t have to serve the same chicken dish every day. If you are running out of ideas on how to cook chicken breasts, you can check cookbooks or online cooking sites for baked chicken breast recipe ideas.