SPECIAL TIPS

If you're resolved to eat a healthier diet, consider the benefits of organic chicken and add it to your shopping list. Nobody likes to think of food that's poisonous, but commercially-raised poultry often contains hormones, antibiotics and trace amounts of pesticides, all of which can be a potential health hazard. FreshMART chicken are raised with NO artificial preservatives.

A 1-cup serving of chopped, cooked chicken gizzard contains 223 calories, 44 grams of protein and 4 grams of fat, including 1 gram of saturated fat. This serving provides you with 88 percent of the daily value for protein, which your body uses for forming new cells and as a source of energy.

Eating chicken breast, without breading or skin, helps you eat fewer calories and even burn extra calories for effective weight loss. Eating grilled chicken breast helps fill you up without the extra calories.