You’ve probably heard that chicken skin is bad for your health, but we’re to tell: That’s not so! Health experts at the University of Harvard have confirmed that eating chicken skin, particularly in moderation, will not cause health problems – and actually has several health benefits, including the following:
It’s good for the heart. Like avocados, chicken skin contain unsaturated fat, which is heart-healthy.
It doesn’t add many calories. In fact, a 12-oz serving of chicken with the skin is only 50 more calories than a skinless chicken of the same size.
It’s flavorful! And everyone likes good flavors. Additionally, eating the chicken skin may cut down on the salt you add to your chicken.
Not much oil is absorbed. While you may worry about your chicken being oily when cooking at high temperatures, leaving the skin on helps protect the chicken – and helps seal moisture inside.
Eating chicken skins is a definite pleasure, and keeping these health benefits in mind, isn’t one you should keep from yourselves. Just remember to practice moderation, and to avoid charred skin.