It's low in calories (even skinless dark meat contains just 192 per 3.5 ounces) and high in protein (that same serving offers 24 satiating grams). But there are even more reasons to pile it on this Thanksgiving:
1. A 3-ounce portion of white meat packs 1.2 milligrams of iron; dark meat, 2 milligrams of iron (as much as sirloin steak). Bonus: Eating it with spinach helps the body absorb the iron from the greens.
2. Gobble 8 ounces and get 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of selenium, a trace element that aids the immune system and may help prevent certain cancers.
3. Turkey offers heart-boosting B vitamins. What's more, B6 optimizes carb processing--essential if you're loading up on biscuits and potatoes, too.