Mon Marach 10, 2014
Your Personalized Poultry Picks
Some GenoTypes do well including poultry in their diet, while others might want to limit their intake. Whichever category you fall under, remember to go free-range and hormone-free.
- Hunter- You tolerate most poultry, Hunter — especially the flying varieties, which have more dark meat. Aim to eat four to six ounces of chicken, game hen, duck, grouse, pheasant, squab, and turkey up to four times a week.
- Gatherer- Although chicken is perhaps the most popular poultry around, it's not well-tolerated by the Gatherer's system. The upside is that turkey is on your list of Superfoods, along with emu, ostrich, pheasant, and squab. So you'll easily be able to meet your two to five recommended servings of poultry a week.
- Teacher- Your total intake of poultry should remain rather low — about one to three times a week — since you lack the enzymes to properly digest animal fat. When you do go for it, emphasize birds like emu, ostrich, squab, and turkey.
- Explorer- Like Hunters, you tolerate most poultry very well. So feel free to enjoy emu, ostrich, partridge, pheasant, quail, squab, and turkey up to three times weekly. Remember that a portion size is four to six ounces, or about the size of your hand.
- Warrior- Since all sources of trans fats tend to burn a Warrior's arteries, poultry is not recommended as part of your diet. To satisfy a craving, you may include turkey (a Warrior neutral food) in your diet up to two times per week.
- Nomad- While chicken is a Nomad Toxin, you have several other options like emu, ostrich, pheasant, and turkey. And unlike any of the other GenoTypes, you can handle goose liver once weekly — if your palate is tuned into that delicacy.