Chicken breast contain 31g of pure protein and 3g of fat per 100g, compared to thighs which has 24g of protein and 8g of saturated fat. This is what makes the breast a healthier choice. Drumsticks fall somewhere in the middle with 28g of protein and almost 6g of fat. The skin must always be avoided due to high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat.
Although chicken meat is a healthier option compared to red meat, it too has a down side. The majority of retail chicken meat is contaminated with bacteria, often harboring at least one bacterium that is resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Should the ovo-pesce-polarian meal plan be your first choice, we highly recommend that you also make use of the ovo-pescatarian meal plan. This way you can alternate days or weeks between the two, and therefor reduce chicken consumption by half and enjoy the added benefit of greater variety.
Green peas has 5g protein and 14g carbs per 100g, which makes it a high protein - low carb starchy vegetable. Peas are especially rich in iron, potassium, and vitamins A and K.