Do you find yourself at a loss when you go into the poultry section of the supermarket & not know what to buy?

It’s super confusing & most of the terms are not truly well defined.

Let me try to help you better understand these:

Conventionally Raised = Birds raised following traditional methods & fed non organic feed.

Organic = Birds raised using cultural, biological, & mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, & conserve biodiversity.

Heritage = Birds hatched from a heritage egg sired by an approved breed established prior to the mid-20th century, is slow growing, naturally mated with a long productive outdoor life

Cage Free = Birds allowed to move about without being inside a cage

Free Range = Birds allowed to have some access to roam outside or be exposed to outside during the day

Pasture-raised = Birds raised in a pasture where they can roam freely outdoors, are able to eat grasses & other foods.

Vegetarian Fed = Birds fed a vegetarian diet with no animal products

No Antibiotics = Birds were not given antibiotics in their feed, in their water, or by injection.

So what does all of this mean?

In terms of promoting an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, buying any bird other than a conventionally raised one is a win-win to me.

So I would go for the organic, free range bird to start.

But if you want to buy the best tasting bird, go for an organic pasture-raised, heritage bird.

Both can be found at your local farmers market, organic market or online at sites like D’Artagnan.

This will taste like chicken used to and it is truly amazing!

Here’s a great recipe for Spatchcocked (split) chicken:

https://www.seriouseats.com/butterflied-roasted-chicken…

So go ahead and change the way that you buy & eat chicken moving forward, I’m sure you’ll notice the difference.

To learn more about how to work with me as your men’s functional nutrition coach to help guide you on your journey to wellness, please go to https://rerootnutritioncoach.com/book-with-re-root & schedule your free 30-minute discovery call with me.

To your health!
Joseph

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