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The Reasons Why You Should Eat More Turkey

Wafer thin Turkey with herbs Nov 17

As you can see if you take a moment to browse our product range, Najma sells several halal chilled foods that include turkey as the main ingredient. For halal shoppers, turkey is one of the most versatile meats around. As well as eating it in its natural form, you can use turkey as a pork substitute. Turkey ham and sausages have become increasingly popular, and allow Muslims to enjoy these great foods without breaking halal.

Versatility isn’t the only turkey plus-point. Turkey meat offers a number of health benefits that give you all the more reason to eat it.

It’s Packed with Protein

Protein is one of the most nutrients for your body. It helps you maintain high energy levels, and is key in helping you to build muscle when you go to the gym. That’s why so many companies sell protein shakes to help you to get more protein in your body prior to workouts.

Most meats contain protein, but turkey is among the richest natural sources of the nutrient. Every turkey meal boosts your energy levels, and can help you to recover from rigorous exercise sessions.

It’s Low Fat

The highest concentration of fat in turkey lies in the skin. Remove that, and you have one of the lowest fat meats available on the market.

As a general rule, white meat contains less fat than red. Turkey is made up of approximately 70% white meat so it makes a great alternative to beef and other red meats that contain a lot of fat.

As a result, you can include it as part of a healthy diet. Turkey’s versatility also means that you can combine it with all sorts of food, which means your diet never gets so boring that you’re tempted to go back to unhealthy, fatty foods.

It Boosts Your Mood and Immune System

Turkey contains an important amino acid called tryptophan. This acid encourages your brain to produce more serotonin, which is a key mood balancing chemical. Thankfully, serotonin works to improve your mood, which means a nice turkey sandwich may be all that you need to feel better after a particularly stressful day.

Tryptophan also has another benefit in that it’s an immune system booster. Adding turkey to your regular diet means you’ll be able to avoid a lot of the common ailments that may prevent you from going about your day as you normally would.

It Contains Vitamin B6

Protein isn’t the only energy-booster that you’ll find in turkey. The meat is also packed with Vitamin B6, which plays an important role in helping your body to produce the energy you need to get through the day. It also contains niacin, which serves a similar function.

Both help your cells to unlock the energy that comes from other foods, so you can avoid those fatigued feelings that may prevent you from doing everything you need to do during the day.

The Final Word

As you can see, turkey is one of the healthiest meats available. It’s loaded with protein, Vitamin B6, and healthy amino acids, plus it’s low in fat.

Najma Foods supplies a range of chilled turkey products, which you can find in many major supermarkets. Use our store locater to find your nearest Najma Foods stockist.