Boneless skinless chicken breast vs. Chicken McNuggets

 

Meat, fish, poultry have lots of protein; protein satisfies longer.
But, note (click on images above):

  • 120 cal, 26 g protein in 4 oz (precooked) boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • 280 cal, 14 g protein in 3.4 oz Chicken McNuggets

The plain chicken breast (seasoned with basil and garlic; a teaspoon of olive oil would add 35 cal) has MORE protein and FAR fewer calories and fat grams.

So, I recommend more protein, and less fat and sugar.  A diet that is has chicken, but then adds all the sugar/fat/salt is not beneficial.  Processed foods don’t get it!

(Having said that, even raw chicken has often been injected with salt water – read labels, especially if you have high blood pressure).

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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