As March’s National Nutrition Month came to a close, NCC reviewed the top health and nutrition posts on Chicken Check In from the past year. From health benefits to packaging labels, come check out the 5 most popular health and nutrition posts in this roundup.

First and foremost, people want to know exactly why chicken is so good for the body. Chicken provides essential nutrients throughout our lives—from pregnancy through our later years. Chicken builds muscle, strengthens bones, promotes heart health and even provides nutrients that support improved mood and brain function. Read on to see how chicken powers your body, from head to toe.

Given that Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every day, the vast majority of consumers are cooking and handling chicken properly and having a safe experience. But we want that experience to be safe each and every time.

Read here to learn what salmonella is, what the chicken industry is doing to make sure your chicken is as safe as possible before it gets to your grocery cart, and what steps you can take in the home to prevent salmonella from spreading.

Chicken every day? Absolutely, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—grill it, bake it or sauté it! Check out this article to see how much chicken is recommended in your diet per week, along with a few reasons why you and your whole family will enjoy it!

Chicken Promotes Heart Health

Ever wondered how consuming chicken might influence your cholesterol levels? Read this post to see why the current scientific evidence does not support the commonly held, but misinformed belief, that cholesterol from the diet increases the risk of heart disease in healthy individuals. Chicken provides under-consumed vitamins and minerals, and can be the center of the plate for a heart-healthy, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, such as the DASH diet.

With so much jargon on food packaging labels, it can be hard to decipher what everything means. Cage-free, free-range, antibiotics and more—check out this article to get the download on all common phrases you might see on a chicken label.

While these are just the top 5 health and nutrition posts from the past year, head over to our blog and FAQs to learn more. Chicken Check In is a reliant source for all your chicken-related health questions, so keep checking back for more nutritional insights.