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Poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, dairy, daily consumption, proteins, healthy



Poultry, eggs, milk, cheese & yogurt
The foods that make up the upper-level protein group, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese and yoghurt are rich in a wide variety of minerals. The consumption of these foods and the quantity of these foods should be in accordance with the age group and physical activity of the individual.

Dairy products are important for the proteins and vitamins they contain and for the calcium reserves needed by the body.

For people with lactose intolerance, we recommend lactose-free dairy products or products from other seeds such as soya beans enriched with calcium.

Eggs are one of the few foods that do not contain carbohydrates. Each egg is rich in fat, contains a considerable proportion of excellent protein, and good amounts of calcium, iron, vitamins A and D, as well as thiamine and riboflavin. Even having a high cholesterol content found in the yolk, most of this fat is unsaturated, and it is considered a good nutritional choice.

Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, are good for heart health. Also, poultry costs less than meat and fish. How should I prepare poultry? Chicken can be baked, broiled, roasted, grilled or fried. If you fry chicken, use healthy vegetable oil. But not all ways of cooking poultry are suitable. Fried and battered chicken is high in fat and should not be eaten. In addition, spicy chicken, especially in fast food restaurants, has a high salt content and is also not recommended.
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The Payoya goat is an autochthonous Andalusian breed, capable of offering excellent milk production, the basis of an important cheese-making tradition.
Hens in Europe.In Europe there are more than 1000 types of chicken breeds, here are some examples.

The Padua hen, Padovana or "tufted hen" is a hen of British origin.

Leghorn hens of Mediterranean origin, specifically Italian.
Gallic Bresse. Originating from Bresse, France. The Faverolles hen is another French breed of hen.
Alsatian hen. They originate from Alsace, a region formerly French, but now divided between France and Germany.

The Portuguese Pedresa hen (in Portuguese, galinha pedrês portuguesa) is a native breed originating in northern Portugal.

Hens in Malaga and Andalusia, the vast majority of which are of Mediterranean type, the following breeds stand out as autochthonous breeds: Armiñada, Azul, Blanca, Caniza, Franciscana, Negra and Perdiz.
An open egg is an ideal medium for microbial growth; it is therefore preferable to open eggs just at the time of use. In addition, the natural bacteri-cide contained in the egg white (lysozyme) becomes ineffective in contact with air and no longer pro-tects the egg.
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