Is white or dark meat better for you?

Someone answered that dark meat chicken is not as good as white because it is higher in fat. Animal fat is a crucial staple of the diet and should not be dismissed because American social beliefs have been manipulated to lean towards "low-fat." I recommend chapters one through three in the book "Good Calorie, Bad Calorie" which cites multiple scientific and empirical studies over the past hundred years (often attempting to validate the benefits of low fat/low cholesterol) which disprove the hypothesis that fatty foods impact cholesterol, heart disease, and mortality rates. The hypothesis that lower fat white meat is better is disproved by hundreds of double blind clinical tests. Remember that one must seek to disprove, not confirm a guess about a subject.

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Although dark meat does have higher fat content than white meat, it has more vitamin B, iron and protein than white meat. Eating dark meat will not harm you as long as you add it in to a healthy nutritious diet.

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White meat is better for you, there is less fat and more nutrients. Dark meat is fatty. That is one of the reasons you are seeing more fast food resteraunts switching to all white meat chicken.

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Thigh meat (dark) and breast meat (white) are very similar in calories and fat within each ounce of skinless meat. Drumstick (dark) is much higher in both calories and fat. Dark meat has zinc, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, vitamins B6 and B12, amino acids, iron. Dark meat has 11 times more zinc than spinach, which zinc has been considered as a potential nutritional treatment for early stages of cold and flu.