Nothing Good About Chicken Nuggets

If you read my blog often, you know chicken nuggets are one of the many fast-food contributors to the obesity epidemic, particularly among children. But some of the so-called experts argue there may be some value to chicken nuggets after all, when you compare them to the average fast-food hamburger. Let's take a look...

Even though chicken nuggets contain about the same amount of protein and fewer calories than hamburgers, they also come with a great deal of health-harming nutritional baggage. For one, they're cooked with trans-fatty oils and caked with various flours and starches. And, just as important, chicken nuggets are made from animal parts -- think gristle, bone and other connective tissues -- people were never meant to eat in the first place.

Another option experts suggested in lieu of the deep-fried version: Soy-based nuggets made from meatless products, now a staple in the frozen food section of many grocery stores. But the harmful reality of consuming soy products makes them no safe option at all.

If you want to improve your health for the short- and long-term, your best bet is to stay far away from processed foods and move toward adopting a diet based on your body's unique nutritional type.

MSNBC March 3, 2006

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