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Is Chicken Really Healthier Than Red Meat?

Is Chicken Really Healthier Than Red Meat?

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It’s no secret that people love to eat meat. In fact, the U.S. population consumes more meat per capita than any other nation in the world.

While there’s no problem with eating meat on the regular (we’re omnivores, after all), the kind of meat you eat can be problematic for your health. Red meat has a significant amount of cholesterol and sodium that can be dangerous for your heart.

However, just because red meat is bad for you doesn’t mean you need to completely stop eating meat at all. In fact, here are a few reasons why you should try to eat more chicken, fish, and beans instead.

Better Protein, Better Health

Everyone loves to go out to eat. In fact, the U.S. restaurant industry was forecasted to exceed $683 billion in food and drink sales in 2014 alone. However, before you go to a South Beach restaurant filled with burgers, consider a South Beach restaurant offering rotisserie chicken delivery.

But why, you ask? Isn’t chicken just as healthy as a hearty burger? Actually. no.

Compared to red meat, chicken and fish have less cholesterol and saturated fat. That means chicken is less likely to raise your risk for heart disease even if it does raise your heart rate to look at delicious South Beach chicken (yum!).

What’s more, fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats which offer a whole slew of health benefits including reducing your risk of heart disease. Beans also don’t contain any cholesterol at all, making them a perfectly healthy source of protein.

Should I Stop Eating Red Meat Entirely?

Good news, meat-lovers. You don’t necessarily have to stop eating red meat altogether to stay in good health and reduce your risk of heart disease. All you need to do is limit the amount of red meat that you eat.

Consider sticking to a portion of meat that’s three ounces only and is leaner. You should also try to cut off as much fat from the meat as you can. Additionally, try another way of cooking your meat other than in a pan to avoid grease.

Chicken Brasa is the South Beach restaurant to bring your chicken delivery dreams to life. For more information on rotisserie chicken delivery and catering, contact Chicken Brasa today.