Although turkey is available in the supermarket all year round, it is certainly more seasonal than chicken which can lead to inflated prices.
Chicken is a great source of protein and contains double the amount of protein than turkey.
If you need to watch your sodium intake chicken is the better choice. Turkey contains 10 times more sodium, so chicken is the sensible choice for stabilising your blood pressure.
Turkey is a great choice for a healthy diet. It is high in protein and low in fat and it is extremely versatile. The leanest cut of turkey is a boneless, skinless turkey breast.
If you are looking to keep the calories as low as possible then turkey is the better choice. On average it contains 2/3 of the amount of calories that a chicken breast has.
Turkey also contains less fat than chicken. On average a chicken breast contains 5 times more fat than a turkey breast. It is also lower in saturated fat, making it the healthier choice.
But which one is best?
Chicken has more calories, fat and cholesterol. As a result, chicken is tastier and is a better source of nutrients such as Vitamin B6, phosphorous and protein, whilst remaining low in sodium. I think alternating between the two allows you to make the most of both. However, turkey is better for weight loss because of its lower calorie content.
What do you think?