Chicken or fish - What’s healthier?

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In most diets, chicken and fish are recommended as healthy, low-calorie and wholesome meat. But which one of the two is healthier to eat? There are some peculiarities that must be taken into account when choosing which of the two to emphasize in our diet.

First of all, we have to mention the well-known fact that chickens in the commercial network have been pre-treated with all sorts of synthetic chemicals to grow faster and not get sick.

During their cultivation they have been given antibiotics and other chemicals against bird diseases and intaken, for rapid growth, hormonal supplements - very often containing estrogen.

In addition, some studies show that some ready-to-sell chickens are injected with extra water to weigh more than their realistic weight. Baring in mind all these details about the growth of chicken, you know the answer yourself - store bought chicken is not the healthiest thing in the world.

On the other hand, if you buy chicken from a household or a proven organic farm, where the animals are unrestrained and raised in the most environmentally friendly conditions possible, you can be sure that you are consuming very healthy and dietary meat.

Unlike chickens, fish are not a subject to such severe chemical treatments. Even the ones that are bred. Besides that, very often stores offer fish that have been caught from reservoirs with natural living conditions, so-called - wild fish.

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They are expected to be as clean as possible and most favorable for consumption. However, you should bear in mind that not all reservoirs contain clean and unpolluted water. That is why it is good to buy fish that is as fresh as possible from inspected reservoirs.

From the viewpoint of the composition of the two foods - chicken and fish, we can not fail to mention one advantage of fish products, which make them into a sought after and desired product for wholesome and dietary nutrition.

We are talking about the rich content of the valuable polyunsaturated fatty acids - Omega-6 and Omega-3. They are absolutely irreplaceable for humans and intaking them is of great importance for maintaining good health.

They are believed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, have anti-inflammatory properties, have a positive effect on the nervous, endocrine, genital and immune systems.

Generalizing these important peculiarities of fish and chicken, the scale leans in favor of fish. But if you have a homegrown chicken on hand, raised in a trusted environment, don't hesitate at all. It most definitely is great food and much more dietary, in comparison to beef and pork or the ready-to-eat sausages.


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