A Healthy and Delicious New Year's Resolution: Eat Turkey!
National Turkey Federation Offers Top 10 Reasons to Add Turkey to Diet in 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2004 -
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Americans looking to eat healthier in 2005 can start by adopting a simple New Year's resolution: eat turkey.
Why? Turkey has a host of healthful attributes and it tastes great. Here are the National Turkey Federation's top reasons why eating turkey is a smart and healthy move for 2005.
- Countless diet books and registered dieticians recommend turkey as a regular part of a healthy diet.
- Turkey is a better source of protein than other popular meats. A skinless, cooked 3-ounce turkey breast has 8 percent more protein and less fat than chicken or beef.
- Turkey has a low cholesterol count. It prompted the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to single turkey out as a source of lean protein because it has less saturated fat, less total fat and less cholesterol than chicken, pork or beef.
- Adding turkey to your meal rotation helps avoid food fatigue - boredom of the palate brought on by repeated consumption of chicken, beef and pork. With turkey, health-conscious dieters get a protein that can help them achieve the meal variety that is often crucial to dieting success.
- Turkey is easy to weave into recipes. There are new kinds of turkey cuts available - tenderloins, cutlets, thighs and ground turkey - that make it easy to enjoy turkey.
- Turkey is incredibly versatile. It's not just for roasting and sandwiches. How about these options? Turkey schnitzel, turkey enchiladas, turkey chowder, white turkey chili, BBQ turkey pizza, sloppy toms, and calypso turkey salad - even turkey breakfast sausage tarts. All of these recipes, and 1,500 more, are available at www.EatTurkey.com.
- Turkey is a super food! According to SuperFoods authors' Steve Pratt, MD and Kathy Matthews, turkey is one of 14 foods that will improve your health and longevity.
- You don't even have to look for turkey recipes - they come to you. Enroll in the recipe e-mail program at www.EatTurkey.com and receive flavorful turkey recipes each month.
- Turkey is a great solution for family dinner dilemmas. Its low-fat counts allow adults to watch their waist lines while kids enjoy its great taste.
- Most important of all, turkey tastes great!
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services
and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably
provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food
professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts
and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a
searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas.
The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.