Rejoice! You can now eat chicken skin guilt free!
Health professionals are saying that you shouldn’t remove and throw away chicken skin! Maybe this will be the end of the confusing notion of seasoning the crap out of your chicken skin, only to… remove it once it’s all cooked? The “it’s bad for you” excuse is no longer valid!
Chicken skin is good for your heart, according to health professionals.
Fat often gets regarded as “evil” in the food world. However, we should only really be trying to avoid trans fat, which is found mostly in processed foods and is a contributing factor in high blood pressure and plaque build-up in arteries.
But, monounsaturated fats, such as those which can be found in fatty fish and avocados, are good for you because of their omega-3 fatty acids which are vital for brain health. Chicken skin contains omega-6 fatty acids, which are also extremely beneficial for your health.
To the calorie counters among you who remain unconvinced, here is some science for you:
(The following example is in reference to a 12 oz chicken breast)
To remove the skin from your chicken is more or less redundant since you’re only actually taking away around 50 calories.
Not only that, but calories are not a great method of measuring your food intake. What is important is the quality and rate of activity that you balance your food intake out with.
Still not convinced? Cooking chicken with the skin is the easiest way of getting moist meat. When you season the skin before cooking, not only is the flavour infused into the skin, but by eating that skin, you’re less likely to go reaching for the salt or sauces since it will already taste fantastic!
Who is craving chicken now?