Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Simple Survival Foods - Health Benefits of Turkey

Turkey is an extremely good source of protein. A four ounce serving of turkey provides 65% of the daily protein needed by our bodies. It also provides approximately 12 % of our daily requirements for saturated fat. This is less than half the amount of saturated fat found in red meat.

Turkey is also a very good source of the trace mineral known as selenium. Selenium is very important to our health. It is an essential component of several major metabolic systems in our bodies. Just four ounces of turkey provide 47% of the daily amount of selenium needed for good nutrition.

Turkey is also a good source of two other important nutrients. This is the B vitamin known as niacin and vitamin B6. These two B vitamins are important for energy production by our bodies. In addition to its DNA actions, niacin is essential for the conversion of the body's proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into usable energy.

Vitamin B6 is essential for the body's processing of carbohydrates (sugar and starch), especially the breakdown of glycogen. This is the form in which sugar is stored in muscle cells. Four-ounces of turkey supplies 27% of your daily needs for vitamin B6.

Get healthy! Eat more turkey! You can grow your own or hunt them in the wild!

Staying above the water line!



Survival Chick said...

This year will be interesting :) I'm having tofurky!

R.E.A.L. said...

Turkey also cans up well for long term storage. Even the bones can be used to make turkey stock. Waste not want not.

Much better than the tofurky that Survival Chick is having :-) in my personal opinion.

riverwalker said...

To: survival chick

I think I'll stick with the real thing.


riverwalker said...

To: R.E.A.L.

Use it all! That's a great plan.


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