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2. Control Blood Pressure

Eating chicken can help manage blood pressure. No matter which part of the chicken you prefer, whether it be the breast or legs, consumption can lower high blood pressure. A protein found in chicken breast and legs is broken up in the stomach into peptides, or smaller proteins. These peptides have the same effect as blood pressure medications when it comes to reducing blood pressure. Research has found these positive effects on blood pressure last four hours after eating chicken breast and as much as 24 hours after consuming chicken legs.

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