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Why You Should Be Having Turkey This Christmas

Turkey at Christmas is not a South African tradition. But more people are starting to go through the trouble of preparing the large fowl. However, if you don’t, you just could be loosing out on all those precious turkey nutrients. So, if you’re still busy writing your Christmas shopping list, don’t forget to add turkey to it.

Four reasons why turkey should be at your dinner table

1. Selenium

Because of the leaching of minerals from soil in the agricultural process and all the GMO foods we consume, most of us have a selenium deficiency. This is why many people suffer from thyroid problems, reproductive issues and struggles with weight loss. Fortunately, a standard turkey serving has almost half an adult’s daily dose of selenium.

2. Tryptophan

If you’ve heard or think this nutrient is bad, I’m about to tell you the opposite. You see, your body can’t make it on its own. Thus, you can only get it from foods. Tryptophan helps your body make its own B vitamins and also plays a pivotal role in your mood. And if you don’t have enough of it, you’re very likely to suffer from mood disorders like depression.

3. B vitamins

A healthy supply of B vitamins will help your body with some of the most important processes it needs . From digestion to making blood, it’s essential for you to have enough! Thankfully, turkey contains a whole load of them!

4. Phosphorus

One serving provides you with a third of your daily phosphorus requirements. Phosphorus keeps your bones and teeth strong. Furthermore, it plays an essential role in your body’s ability to use fat and protein too.

So, why wouldn’t you add turkey to your Christmas lunch or dinner? What better reasons are there than the four above?


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