What’s so Good About Turkey?

Around this time of year, we look to one particular meat to eat – turkey! It gets a bad rap most of the year, but come December, this little birdy shines!

So what gives turkey it’s bad name, and why do we continue to eat it? With an estimated 10 million consumed last Christmas alone, why do we come back to it if it’s awful? The answer is, it’s not! It’s one of the most nutritious meats we can eat, and below we list the 4 reasons why we should be eating more.


Turkey is naturally low in fat making it one of the best proteins we can consume. We need protein to build muscles and bones, and to prevent muscle wastage. It’s a primary source of energy, and turkey contains an awesome third of protein!

B Vitamins

If you’re ever feeling tired or sluggish, you’ll probably need to up your iron and vitamin B intake. We usually gets this from breakfast cereals and grains. Enter turkey and it’s naturally occurring B6 vitamin. B6 helps to keep your blood cells healthy and functioning correctly.


If you’re eating Brazil nuts, eggs and fish regularly, your diet is already rich in selenium. However, most of us are not, and we need to up our intake, as selenium keeps our immune system working, and our hair and nails healthy. Turkey contains a good amount of this rich mineral, so be sure to top up.


Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.