It’s 2024 and chicken is the MOST consumed source of protein! Unfortunately, I think it’s one of the worst and unhealthiest. Heck, even my dog (MOST dogs) is allergic to chicken.
Now, assuming you’re not a vegan or vegetarian – which I think is great and I have no problem if you don’t want to eat animals. Keep reading…
However, for those that enjoy eating meat and love chicken, today’s article is going to reveal to you why it’s one of the worst sources of animal protein, maybe even worthless in my opinion, and can actually be bad for you.
And this always comes as a shock to people when I tell them this, especially since chicken is the most consumed source of animal protein as of 2024:
- Professional athletes and bodybuilders seem to eat chicken almost every meal.
- The person trying to live a healthier life, by NOT eating red meat (cow or bison), and opting for the “healthier” chicken.
And by the way, a couple of decades ago I also ate lots of chicken… until I found out what I’m going to share with you today.
Chickens grow for 3 months before they’re killed. A few decades ago it would be a year, then 6 months, and now only 3 months.
They’ve fast-forwarded the growth phase so they can grow and sell more. And because of this accelerated growth, there are no nutrients in the chicken – it’s just protein.
Unlike pasture-raised beef or bison which can take a few years to grow and has lots of vitamins, minerals, essential fats (CLA), creatine, and other muscle-building nutrients.
I have all my athletes, especially the professionals and Olympic ones, switch out the chicken for grass-fed, pasture-raised bison.
Even though they’ll eat the same exact calories, they ALL gain more muscle and lose more fat.
I also have them eat wild-caught salmon 3-4x weekly for the omega fats.
But not more chicken (or very little)!
No Difference In Cholesterol
Lots of people stop eating red meat and switch to chicken, only to find out that they see no improvements in their cholesterol levels or very little.
One main reason for this is because the chickens are genetically modified in a variety of ways and one of them is to have MORE fat, which contains more cholesterol.
Full Of Bacteria
You can eat most sources of protein raw (beef, fish, eggs, milk, even pork) – but chicken is definitely one that you never want to do. In fact, over 97% of chicken contains “bacteria that will make you sick”.1
Chicken Is FAKE Meat
The chicken breast is 3x bigger now than it was a few years ago. This is because of a few reasons.
The first is that the chicken’s DNA has been modified to have a much bigger breast since that’s part of the chicken most people buy and eat.
Secondly, the chickens get “breast augmentation” done by going to China, getting pumped with liquid, engorging the breast for an even larger size and then shipped back to the US for us to eat.2
They, in fact, do this with shrimp as well.
Again, anything to make more money.
Poisonous & Toxic
Some of the other things chickens are filled with, which the FDA admitted to3 — is arsenic, a highly poisonous chemical that’s 4x more toxic than mercury.
Arsenic is given to chickens because it causes quicker weight gain and less feeding, and it also enhances the pink coloring in raw meat.
So now you know why it only takes 3 months instead of 12+ months, to have a chicken that has over 3x the breast size and double the weight at an even lower price.
It’s fake, toxic meat!
Even the Labeling is Misleading
“Raised without hormones” is meaningless, since the USDA doesn’t allow their use with chickens.
“Natural or Farm-raised” is also useless because it tells you nothing about how it was raised, what they were fed, or if they were treated with drugs or antibiotics.
“Free-range” means that they can SEE the outside, even though they are fenced into a tiny pen every day.
But if you are going to eat chicken, if possible get them from a local farmer – as rare as that is.
Unfortunately, factory farming accounts for 99.9% of chickens raised for meat in the US.
Even if the chickens have been raised on free-range and organic farms, chickens often spend just as much time confined to crowded spaces as those on conventional farms.
It’s simply a matter of economics and money – it has nothing to do with health!