Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fit FactorY: The Truth about Chicken

Healthy eating is often associated with chicken. However, there are a lot of sneaky marketing tactics out there that can trick you into buying chicken products that aren't really as healthy as they claim to be.

"100% All Natural" is actually composed of 30% salt water pumped into the chicken
"100% Chicken Breast" or "100% All-White Meat" is actually just part Chicken and part water, flour, thickeners, etc.

How deceiving is that?! If you're like me, and you're always in a hurry, you just gravitate towards these seemingly healthy products, dump them in your grocery cart, and go check them out. You go home, cook them real quick, and eat with the satisfaction that you're actually eating healthy...

Well apparently, we've all been deceived.

How then do we avoid this?
Best thing to do is to actually buy your chicken from an organic store, or to buy them at your butcher's shop. You can ask your friendly butcher (always befriend your butcher as they say!) for boneless breast so you don't have a hard time at home with the cleaver.

~Fit FactorY

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