Trying to put together anti-aging diet menus I realized that I had examined very few sources of protein. Since the NHANES study of 17,000 Americans showed people with higher protein intakes had fewer wrinkles, I decided to take a close look at everyones favorite protein, chicken.
Americans eat 57 pound of chicken a year. Affordable and available everywhere, chicken is high in protein and much lower in fat than beef, lamb and pork. Its full nutritional profile is pretty impressive. Three ounces of grilled or roast chicken breast clocks in at a mere 165 calories and a whopping 31 grams of protein. There aren’t too many vitamins in this bird but the list of minerals is quite respectable. That three ounce serving of chicken breast offers a nice payload of potassium, calcium and iron.