Chicken vs. Beef

By: Kelly Leonard

Nutrients

Chicken is high in protein and tastes great. Chicken is rich in potassium, calcium and contains no carbohydrates. Beef is an excellent source of protein. The protein in beef helps to build muscle. Beef is rich in minerals and vitamins.


http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-nutrition-of-beef.html


Cooking Methods

Grilling is when you place beef or chicken on a wire grid placed under or above a dry heat source this cause the meat to be healthier and it keeps the nutrients of the meat. Fried foods are dipped into a fryer or pan that contains very hot oil or fat this cooking method adds more unhealthy fats that are not needed and it causes the meat to become unhealthy to eat.


http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/healthier-cooking-methods-grilling-versus-frying.html

White vs. Dark Poultry

Light meat has fewer calories and more protein than dark meat.

Light meat provides 35% of the daily value of b-6 vitamins and a percent of niacin.

Dark meat offers more of the antioxidant vitamin A.

Dark meat has more total fat and saturated fat than light meat.


http://www.livestrong.com/article/535923-nutrition-for-dark-meat-chicken-vs-light-meat-chicken/