Don't Remove The Chicken Skin. Health Experts Say It May Actually Be Good For You

Written by Carly Walker
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Chicken is an amazing source of protein, and there are dozens of different ways to season and enjoy it. But health conscious people will usually remove the chicken skin, because it's generally believed to be unhealthy and fattening.

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However, according to Harvard School of Public Health, eating the skin of the chicken is actually good for your heart. When people think of fat in their food, they believe it's always unhealthy. Yes, trans fats are bad for your health, are mostly found in processed foods, can lead to high blood pressure, and buildup plaque in the arteries which can be dangerous.

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But some people don’t know about the good fats which can be found in certain fatty fish and avocados. These foods contain omega-3 fatty acids which are incredible for brain health. The unsaturated fat is found in the skin of the chicken, and contains omega-6 fatty acids which benefit the body as well.

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This is good news for food lovers because when you cook a chicken, you can leave the skin on during the cooking process to make the chicken juicy.

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But some people don’t know about the good fats which can be found in certain fatty fish and avocados. These foods contain omega-3 fatty acids which are incredible for brain health. The unsaturated fat is found in the skin of the chicken, and contains omega-6 fatty acids which benefit the body as well.

This is good news for food lovers because when you cook a chicken, you can leave the skin on during the cooking process to make the chicken juicy.

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