Chicken

1/17/2013

 
Skinless chicken breast has about 240 calories per 6 ounces and breast with skin has about 340 calories...3 ounces of chicken is one serving and is the size equivalent of a deck of playing cards...

Chicken also has calcium in it... Four ounces of cooked chicken has about 17 milligrams...The body requires calcium for muscles to move...About 1,000 mg is recommended for an active adult...1,000 mg daily for active adults is the recommendation for calcium intake...Calcium's most well-known function is its role in bone formation and its ability to work in tandem with other nutrients to strengthen bones and teeth...

Chicken has about 290 mg per 4 ounces, of potassium...Potassium helps to maintain a proper fluid balance in your body...Potassium is also in charge of properly storing enough carbohydrates in your body to utilize for energy by fueling your muscles...The frequency and degree to which your muscles contract is heavily dependent on the right amount of potassium in the body...Your body loses potassium through urine and sweat...So, obviously extra important to add some of this important electrolyte back into the body after a vigorous  sweat enhancing workout...I like to consume some low calorie Gatorade after my extra-long runs...Gatorade is my choice of fuel for my energy...Other sport drinks, preferably low in sodium, are also electrolyte replacements...(Try my HIIT suggestions for a vigorous Sweat Fest)...

Chicken has no carbohydrates...
 



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