(1) Chicken Breast vs (4) Whole Grain Wild Rice
Apr 8, 2016
Tale of the Tape
Chicken Breast (3 oz): 3g Fat, 0g Carbs, 26g Protein
Whole Grain Wild Rice (1 Cup): 1g Fat, 35g Carbs, 4g Protein
Another battle between two foods that make for an excellent meal, and again we have to compare Chicken Breast as a Protein to Whole Grain Wild Rice as a Carb. As a Protein Chicken Breast is easily digested and very lean with more than eight times the Protein of the Fat. W.G. Wild Rice is very low in Carbs (for rice) and tends to have more Protein than other rice.
If we compare micronutrients, they both come out pretty even. They both have a handful of micronutrients in common, such as, niacin, phosphorus, and vitamin B-6. They also have various different micronutrients; however, the one that stands out the most is that 4 oz of Chicken Breast contains 84% of your daily potassium. We have a lot of clients who run into issues with cramps and are always looking for potassium, and while I would suggest drinking more water and eating less sugar and salt, potassium does help fight against cramping.
All that said this is a very even match up and could really go either way but due to the Chicken Breast containing as much potassium as a half to two thirds of a banana, it will get the edge.
Verdict: (1) Chicken Breast defeats (4) Whole Grain Wild Rice
Next Match Up: The “Edible 8” (5) Whole Wheat Bread vs (7) Zucchini