Chicken is one of the farm animals that has accompanied man in the last thousands of years as part of his diet.
Among its benefits is that its meat is very low in fat, almost without cholesterol, easy to digest and with a good amount of vitamins and minerals.
For those who follow a vegan style of nutrition, it is unthinkable to eat it because of the animal abuse, and we understand them when we watch the videos of factory farms where they are crowded, fed and injected with hormones for their rapid growth, as well as how they process it for food.
However, for those who enjoy its taste and benefits, we would like to suggest that you consume organic chicken. Why?
It is totally free of hormones, antibiotics and harmful substances and offers benefits for the consumer's health, due to the high content of vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Its growth is natural, and it takes twice as long as the industrialized ones.
It is raised and fattened in free spaces, allowing them to have movement and better physical development.
On the other hand, if you are going to consume chicken at home, we recommend that you follow these tips:
- If you can eat fresh chicken, the better. Try not to freeze it but to prepare it as quickly as possible.
- When defrosting, do not break the Cold chain. From the freezer to the fridge, and then to the kitchen. DO NOT leave it in the environment for long, as it is very easy to contaminate and decompose by bacteria.
- Cook the chicken completely. Your meat should be juicy, so that when you cut it, it looks like water or "broth" what sprouts. Any other color denotes that your meat is still raw.
- To brown it, first cover it with aluminum foil. And only when it's half an hour before you finish, uncover it so it browns properly. This will keep it juicy, but crisp on the outside.
- Eat organic chicken, free of growth hormones.
Not only for your health, but for the health of the planet ...
Still, at Equilibrium we respect all lifestyles and we understand that each person is different, as their nutritional needs are different; however we want to suggest that lower your consumption of chicken and meat varying more the food you consume, not only because of the moral implications of how these beings are processed in slaughterhouses, but also because of the impact that livestock and animal husbandry for consumption is generating on the planet.
Farms produce large amounts of methane gas that contribute to the global warmingl, and the amount of resources that are used to generate human food are greater proportionally to the same amount that is used in agricultural crops that instead of polluting, help to clean the air we breathe.