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.