Beyond “The Itis”: 3 Real Benefits Of Turkey

sliced turkeyThanksgiving is often referred to as the biggest eating holiday of the year. Translation: a lot of unwanted pounds. With sides like creamy mac and cheese and loaded mashed potatoes, the turkey itself is often overshadowed, even though it’s the healthiest part of Thanksgiving dinner. Here are three good reasons to sneak in a few extra slices of turkey onto your plate this year!
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1. Great source of protein

Just four ounces of turkey provides you with 32 grams of protein – that’s 65 percent of the recommended daily intake! Turkey is also high in niacin, which gives your body a boost of energy while lowering your LDL a.k.a. “bad” cholesterol levels.