There are so many wonderful things about this day, and I just want to wish everyone the warmest of wishes.
And today, of all days, we will most likely be feasting on Turkey. So, let's look at the nutritional properties of this bird that Ben Franklin wanted to become our national bird!!
Turkey is a very good source of selenium, which is fundamentally important to optimal health. It is an essential component of several major metabolic pathways, including thyroid hormone metabolism, antioxidant defense systems, and immune function.
More and more evidence on animal models of cancer have suggested a strong inverse correlation between selenium intake and cancer incidence -- eat more selenium, get less cancer.
For the full story on turkey and nutrition, you have to visit this site.
But if you just want a quick snapshot, check out the chart below: