The Health Benefits of Chicken Wings: Myth vs. Fact

March 20, 2024

At Atomic Wings, we know two things for sure: wings are delicious (especially ours), and the internet is full of conflicting information about food. Are they just a game-day indulgence, or is there more to the story? Buckle up, wing fans, because we are separating the myth from the fact when it comes to the health of your favorite finger food. 

Myth: Chicken wings are greasy, unhealthy and indulgent. 

Fact: While the crispy skin on wings does contain some fat, it’s not all bad news. Chicken wings are a good source of lean protein, a single wing packs around 6 grams of protein. Which is essential for building and maintaining muscles. Additionally, they contain essential vitamins A and B, and minerals like iron and calcium, which support immune function, energy production, and cell health. Let’s not also forget to mention that chicken wings are almost carbohydrate-free. 

Myth: You have to remove the skin to enjoy the health benefits.

Fact: While the skin does contribute to the fat content, it also adds flavor and contains some beneficial nutrients, such as collagen, which supports healthy joints. The real key is moderation and mindful preparation. You won’t need to worry when enjoying Atomic Wings, because our chicken is never frozen all-natural, antibiotic-, and hormone-free! 

Myth: Sauces and dips ruin the health benefits of the wings. 

Fact: It depends on the sauce and your portion control. If you don’t want to have your wings tossed in sauce, Atomic Wings has the option to get your sauces on the side for easy dunkin’. If you are looking for a lower calorie option Atomic Wings has the solution for you. We have multiple scrumptious gluten free sauce options, such as our Thai Chili, Garlic Parmesan, and Hot sauces. So everyone can enjoy a winner winner chicken-dinner! Take a deeper look at the other gluten free sauce options now

Myth: Chicken wings can’t help with specific health conditions. 

Fact: Chicken wings alone won’t heal your chronic health conditions, but they do have helpful benefits for some health conditions. The properties and useful benefits of wings should not be underestimated. Properly prepared and cooked chicken wings have a therapeutic effect on metabolic disorders, such as gout, arthritis, and diabetes. In addition, it is recommended for some to utilize chicken wings in therapeutic nutrition for atherosclerosis, hypertension, and stroke. Moderate consumption of chicken wings has significant benefits for the human body. So don’t be a chicken and give our delicious never frozen, hormone-free halal wings a chance!

The Key Takeaways? Chicken wings can absolutely be part of a healthy diet, but it’s important to be mindful of:

  • Moderation: While chicken wings have health benefits, such as minerals and vitamins, it’s probably not in your best interest to eat chicken wings for every meal. 
  • Sauce and Dips: There’s no need to go overboard, but keep an eye out for gluten-free sauce choices. Such as ours at Atomic Wings! 
  • Preparation: Always keep in mind that preparation matters when it comes to chicken wings. Strive to stay away from frozen or deep fried wings. 

Now, you can enjoy your Atomic Wings guilt-free, knowing that you’re getting a delicious and satisfying meal that won’t cluck up your health goals. Remember, it’s all about balance and making informed choices! Take a closer look to learn more about us and our rockin 'food options.