Is It Unhealthy To Eat Chicken Daily? Here's What You Need To Know

Jan 04, 2021 01:22 AM EST | By Josh Summers (

Moderation in every food is the key to a healthy body. Thus, it is not surprising if there will be side effects that will manifest in one's body when chicken is consumed every day. 

Eating chicken is a part of every family's meal, especially if there are kids who enjoy the usual fried, crunchy, and juicy meat. 

According to Taste Inc., Americans are in love with chicken that the country has a high demand for poultry sweeping an estimated amount of 8 billion chicken eaten over a year. 

Side Effects of Eating Chicken every day

Dietitian: Here’s the Side Effects of Eating Chicken Everyday
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Food on display at Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar Fried & True: A Fried Chicken Seminar hosted by Lee Brian Schrager, Adeena Sussman and Mark Oldman during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Ritz Carlton South Beach on February 23, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

WebMD reports that chicken is an excellent substitute for red meat because it also encompasses high protein levels and is linked to various health benefits. 

You may be thinking how many times you could eat chicken in a week or what it does to your body. Here are some of the answers to those questions, as mentioned by Eat This Not That

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It makes you feel satisfied or full

This one is good news, especially for those undergoing calorie restrictions or a diet requiring more protein. In a report by Eat This Not That, chicken at mealtime can help an individual feel fuller or satisfied, making a person resists in-between snacks. 

USA Today report notes that the B6 vitamin in the chicken has been crucial for converting tryptophan to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in learning, mood, impulse control, and appetite.

Strong Bones and muscles

Eat This Not That mentions a dietitian that says that chicken protein is essential in preventing osteoporosis and maintaining bones' strength. Moreover, WebMD furthers that the protein helps in maintaining mineral bone density. 

WebMD adds that the chicken is also rich in amino acids used by the body to build muscle tissue. It also note that eating chicken may help build stronger bones and muscles to prevent risk and injuries. 

Improved memory

Avian Science Institute mentions a study from Thailand, wherein the researchers suggest that participants who have higher stress levels improved their memory performance when consuming chicken.

They add that eating chicken can also improve working memory in healthy adults, particularly when there is a higher stress level in their daily lives.  

Less Fatigue

Because the world is fast and humans need to adapt, getting fatigued is very unideal. Eat This Not mentions that consuming dark-chicken meat can give you an adequate amount of iron to replenish the levels and help you overcome the deficiency.  

Improved Heart Health

The American Heart Association (AHA) notes that eating chicken is better for the heart than red meat. Chicken Check In adds that studies found eating chicken can reduce bad or LDL and lessen heart disease risk. 

Eating chicken in moderation is better than binge eating your favorite steak. Moreover, these side effects are good enough to protect and reinforce your body for the activities you need to do every day. 

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