Turkey is a low-fat, versatile source of protein that can be enjoyed all year round - not just at Thanksgiving. Let’s take a look at why turkey should be part of your regular rotation:
• Good Source of Protein - Just a couple thick slices of turkey breast contains 24g of protein.
• Helps You Feel Full - The abundant protein in turkey will keep you feeling satisfied long after eating it.
• Low Calories and Fat - The same serving size of two thick slices of turkey comes in at only 117 calories and 2g of fat.
• Loaded With B Vitamins - Turkey provides you with 61% of your daily value (DV) of Vitamin B3, 49% of B6, and 29% of B12.
• Minerals - A variety of minerals can be found in turkey including selenium, zinc, choline, magnesium, and potassium.
• Versatile - Turkey can be used in a myriad of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and casseroles.
• Tryptophan Isn’t A Concern - Turkey is often blamed for sleepiness after a Thanksgiving meal because it contains tryptophan, but this doesn’t hold up. All meat contains tryptophan and turkey isn’t any higher in it than any other kind of meat. The amounts present aren’t large enough to cause sleepiness.