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Posted by: JR | 2012/06/18

Just eating Chicken, is it healthy?

I would like to find out if eating chicken for a 16th year old enough?

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Dear JR
You will have to be more specific. Do you mean that the person in question eats nothing else but chicken? or do you mean that the person in question only eats chicken as his or her 'meat'??
If the person only eats chicken and nothing else, he/she will probably develop certain deficiencies, namely calcium (due to lack of dairy products & milk), vit C (due to a lack of fruit and vegetables), certain B vitamins obtained from grains and cereals and dietary fibre to prevent constipation. If the person eats an otherwise balanced diet, but elects not to eat red meat, pork, fish, or eggs and only eats chicken as his or her major source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc, then it should be possible to maintain good health. A teenage girl who menstruates may require a bit more iron, so it is a good idea to have your iron levels tested.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/06/18

Dear JR
You will have to be more specific. Do you mean that the person in question eats nothing else but chicken? or do you mean that the person in question only eats chicken as his or her 'meat'??
If the person only eats chicken and nothing else, he/she will probably develop certain deficiencies, namely calcium (due to lack of dairy products & milk), vit C (due to a lack of fruit and vegetables), certain B vitamins obtained from grains and cereals and dietary fibre to prevent constipation. If the person eats an otherwise balanced diet, but elects not to eat red meat, pork, fish, or eggs and only eats chicken as his or her major source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc, then it should be possible to maintain good health. A teenage girl who menstruates may require a bit more iron, so it is a good idea to have your iron levels tested.
Best regards
DietDoc

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