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Fresh VS Frozen Chicken Breasts — Lee Hayward’s Total Fitness Bodybuilding Tips


Fresh VS. Frozen Chicken Breasts…

What are the pros and cons of each?
& Which one should you eat?

Chicken breasts are a staple food in most bodybuilding nutrition programs because it’s a fantastic source of lean protein. But when you add it up, day in and day out, all that chicken costs A LOT of money.

You Get What You Pay For…

To help cut down on the costs many bodybuilders will buy frozen chicken breasts, which are generally cheaper than fresh chicken. However, most frozen chicken breasts are pumped full of soy, sodium, and other fillers to help “plump up” the chicken breasts, add weight, and make them bigger.

If you find that after cooking your frozen chicken breasts that they shrink a lot and there is a lot of white gunk that comes out of them, that’s a sign they are low quality frozen chicken breasts. You are much better off eating fresh chicken instead as this is the best choice in terms taste and quality, but fresh is more expensive than frozen chicken.

A Cheap & Healthy Alternative…

A good affordable alternative to boneless skinless chicken breasts is boneless skinless chicken thighs. They are about the same price as the frozen chicken breasts, but much healthier because they don’t have all the added preservatives and fillers.

Granted, there will be a little more fat and calories in chicken thighs because they are a dark meat. But if you are following a high calorie bulking diet this isn’t a big deal because the extra fat and calories will help. However, when you are following a low calorie cutting diet you should stick to eating fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts instead.

Keep An Eye Out For The Discounts…

The good news is that grocery stores regularly put fresh chicken on sale, sometimes as low as half price. So keep an eye on the grocery store flyers and when you see a sale like this you should stock up and fill your freezer. This way you can make your own healthy frozen chicken breasts from the fresh ones. And save money in the process.

I’d love to hear your feedback…
Please post a comment below letting me know what kind of chicken do you eat and why?

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