San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2012
Weight Watchers chicken recipes are not only very satisfying and delicious, but they can also give many more health benefits than just weight loss. Studies have shown that diets that use chicken as a primary source of protein can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and also help in the treatment of individuals with type-2 diabetes. This is because chicken is significantly lower in fat and cholesterol than most red meats, and is higher in protein and other vitamins than beef liver as well as lower in calories.
This depends, of course, on what cuts of chicken are used. The breast is the least fatty part of the chicken and is the cut used in most Weight Watchers chicken recipes. This lower fat and lower cholesterol helps to control the cholesterol in the person’s blood. High cholesterol can result in the blockage of blood vessels and arteries, which could result in heart disease, such as heart attacks, and strokes. By consuming more chicken, in place of other protein sources, a person can lower cholesterol and also their risk. Diet plays a major role in the control and prevention of diabetes and recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine this September confirms that even women with gestational diabetes may be able to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 57%, just by watching what they eat.
By providing a large number of chicken recipes on the website, Weight Watchers allows dieters to make chicken a major part of their protein intake without becoming bored with the same old chicken meals every day. The Weight Watchers Company also provides ready made chicken products, including proportioned frozen chicken tenders, chicken breasts and chicken burger patties, which make calculating Plus Points and preparing meals a lot easier for dieters on the Weight Watchers program.
Because chicken is such a popular ingredient in the Weight Watchers program, there are also many user submitted chicken recipes. These can be simple oven “fried” chicken recipes to more gourmet picks. These can all be found on the Weight Watchers website under the “Recipes” section. A full Weight Watchers chicken recipe review gives more information.