Gobble Up This Superfood

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If you reserve eating turkey for the almighty Thanksgiving feast, then you're likely shortchanging yourself and depriving yourself on one of the healthiest foods around. Bird is the word, as this festive food is chock full of goodness.

Lean white meat, breasts, tenderloins, cutlets and ground turkey are all healthy cuts of turkey that can be used in everything from meatloaf to meat sauce. Turkey is an excellent source of protein, providing 65 percent of the daily value with half the amount of saturated fat found in red meat. But the poultry perks don't stop there -- selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptophan, as well as zinc and vitamin B12. Enough research has been done to prove that turkey makes for a health-enhancing addition to your diet, thanks to those properties. Turkey reduces LDL cholesterol, prevents cancer, boosts the mood, improves the immune system and helps ward off insomnia.