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What are the healthiest options when it comes to poultry?

When choosing poultry products, breast meat is the leanest of all. Removing the skin before cooking lowers the fat content by 50–75% and cholesterol by 12%. Look for ground turkey that is less than 7–8% fat by weight (often the fatty skin is ground in, giving it a higher fat content). When turkey or chicken is used to make salami, bologna, hot dogs, and bacon, these products can be high in fat. Look for ones that are 30% fat or less.

 

 

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