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Chicken Wings Are More Nutritious Than You Thought

The New York Post revealed that Americans were eating an average of 290 wings per year by 2017, and those numbers haven't slowed down since. While finding healthy chicken wing options at popular chains seems unlikely, this Buffalo, N.Y. invention has some nutritional surprises.

EU Poultry found that chicken wings have high levels of protein and almost no carbs. Its meat has high amounts of vitamins A, E, D, and K, as well as a wide range of important minerals like iron and calcium.

According to Livestrong, steaming, oven-roasting, or grilling the wings will bring out their full nutritional value. EU Poultry suggests removing the skin to cut down on more fat and reports that the nutrients in each bite may also help ease the symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and gout while potentially helping to treat depression, improve skin health, and increase immunity.