*Turkey is a rich source of protein.
*Skinless turkey is low in fat.
*White meat is lower in kilojoules and has less fat than the dark meat. A typical turkey consists of 70 per cent white meat and 30 per cent dark meat.
*Turkey meat is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
*It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production.
*Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels.
*The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.
*Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.
*It is also a source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism. It also boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.