Chicken vs. Beef

Alyssa Prince

Nutrients

Chicken Vs. Beef

1. If you replace a broiled strip steak with the same amount of boneless, skinless chicken breast, you cut the fat by about 75%.


2. There are cuts of beef and pork that are just as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast.


3. Lean cuts of pork and beef such as pork tenderloin, pork loin roast, sirloin steak, or flank steak are just as healthful as lean cuts of chicken and turkey.

Nutrients

1. Beef is a superior source of potassium, with 355 mg per 100 g serving compared to 256 mg per 100 g of chicken.


2. Beef is higher in calories, with 219 per 100 g serving, while chicken contains 165 calories per 100 g serving.



Cooking Methods

1. Frying in oil allows the food to soak up the oil during the cooking process, adding calories and fat.


2. If you grill your meat or vegetables, avoid charring to avoid the carcinogens that may develop on charred food.

White vs. Dark Poultry

1. Dark meat has 7.4 g of total fat and 2.1 g of saturated fat, which is twice the amount in light meat.


2. Dark meat has 1.8 mg, or 16 percent of the daily value of zinc, which is more than double the amount in light meat.