Christmas Recipes Why you should eat Turkey this Christmas

Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system

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People's choice of meat for Christmas has always been Chicken, mutton, fish and even pork. Turkey is widely considered as a luxury; reserved to the high-class members of society.

Your health is your wealth. It is time to try something new, easy to prepare and healthier for each member of the family.

There are exciting ways to tuck in Turkey recipes to the traditional Christmas.

To be convinced: read below the health benefits of Turkey and why you should make it the new staple food next year.

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B Vitamins

Turkey offers a handful of B vitamins, including niacin, B6 and a little riboflavin. Niacin helps with digestion and turning the food we eat into energy.

B6 is important to brain development during pregnancy, immunity and metabolism. And riboflavin also helps convert food to energy and plays an important role in red blood cell production.

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Phosphorus

There are around 196 milligrams of phosphorus in your turkey serving. The mineral is mostly used in building healthy bones and teeth, but it’s also instrumental in how the body makes protein and uses carbs and fats. Adults generally need about 700 milligrams a day.

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Selenium

turkey has about 24 micrograms of selenium, almost half of an adult’s daily recommended amount.

Selenium plays an important role in thyroid hormone metabolism and reproduction and acts as an antioxidant.

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B Vitamins does wonders for your metabolism and can prove to be extremely effective for those who are chronically constipated as B vitamins help peristaltic contractions, which pass waste through the intestines.

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