I love busting old health myths, and today you’re in for a good one! It turns out, health professionals are now advising against removing and discarding your chicken skin. Now, you can enjoy your chicken skin without all the guilt!
Removing the chicken skin always boggled me from a culinary point of view as people tend to spend a lot of effort into seasoning and preparing the skin, only to remove it after the cooking process. It didn’t make much sense, but many do this for “diet” reasons.
Chicken skin isn’t just “fat” that you are discarding; it’s good for your heart!
Fat can often get a bad rep. Ideally, we are trying to avoid trans fats, usually from processed foods, which can contribute to high blood pressure, and plaque build-up in the arteries.
However, monounsaturated fats such as those found in fatty fish and avocados are good for you due to the omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for brain health. Unsaturated fat, which is the fat found in chicken skin, contains omega-6 fatty acids which are beneficial as well.
What do you think?