Look guys, we know it’s easier said than done to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing, particularly if you’re trying to do things drastically. So, we’re here to say slow down! Whether you’re trying to lose weight, tone up, build muscle or just lead a healthier lifestyle, it’s not a race and you’re bound to hit some bumps along the way.
That’s why we’re starting a series of tips and advice blogs called Small Change, Big Impact and our first one is all about turkey – a meat for life not just for Christmas! Making little tweaks and changes to your lifestyle and diet can have a bigger impact than you think, it doesn’t have to be big dramatic changes, so start by getting to know the benefits of the humble turkey…
The power of protein 💪🏼
If you’re all about gym gains, you’ll be interested to know that a portion of turkey meat contains more protein per gram than beef, pork and chicken! It’s also high in methionine which is an essential amino acid required in protein usage by the body.
Farewell fat 👋🏼
You’ll be surprised to know there’s actually a pretty big difference between the fat in turkey and chicken. White turkey meat only has around 5% fat calories per serving, in comparison to 20% for white chicken.
Nice nutritionals ✅
Turkey is positively packed with nutrients like potassium, protein and selenium, all of which contribute to a strengthened immune system. It is also loaded with B6 and B12 vitamins, nice!
Catch those zzz’s 😴
There’s plenty of tryptophan in turkey, an amino acid that helps regulate sleep and just increase sleepiness in general – maybe save it until after your workout to avoid dropping off mid-cardio!