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23 May 2024, 17:02 PM

Chicken and Eggs are the best sources of prote

Bangalore 16th September 2020: When many people are still working from home, the relatively sedentary life can be deleterious in terms of long term health.For leading a healthy life, a well-planned and focused and a balanced nutritious diet is the need of the hour. The physical and mental wellness is directly linked to the quality of food that is consumed by the individual. Proteins are the building blocks of the body’s cells, muscles, skin, tissue, and organs. Proteinaceous foods like chicken and eggs play a crucial role and are low in calories and high in proteins.
Researches in the past have pointed to protein deficiency as being highly prevalent in the country and as a result, malnutrition. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8 grammes per kilogramme of body weight. It is important to include protein-rich food in the daily diet. Chicken and eggs are the most-valued foods for people of all ages, throughout the world. It has become a crucial part of the various culinary traditions and holds a highly nutritious value. Some of the health benefits one can experience with chicken and eggs include:
Better protein supply: Chicken and eggs have high protein content and help in strengthening our bones and muscles.
Body Weight Maintenance:Adequate protein consumption would mean that the stomach stays full for longer, leaving no scope for binge eating. By including chicken two to three times in your diet during the week, along with eggs, will help to balance the body weight.
Lower risk of heart diseases: The LDL cholesterol is beneficial for the functioning of the heart and this is found in abundance in eggs.Chicken also contains niacin, a vitamin associated with lower cholesterol, and vitamin B6, which is thought to reduce the risk of heart attack by lowering levels of homocysteine which otherwise prevents the breaking down of certain proteins.
Sharpens brain and releases anxiety: Eggs have vitamin D and choline that help in the functioning of nerve cells. The collagen in Chicken, has anti-anxiety properties that helps the body battle stress.
Speaking of the health benefits, Mr. Vignesh Soundararajan, Executive Director, Suguna foods said, “The mental and physical health of a person is very important and we have witnessed significant shifts in people’s dietary choices as they are now more aware of the need to consume healthy food and avoid junk foods. Keeping this in mind, we introduced and ramped up

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