Protein is essential to build and maintain, repair cells especially during growth periods and pregnancy. It is recommended for adults, more so African Americans who suffer from cardiovascular diseases; it is rich in nutrients and low in fat.
Chicken gizzards contain macronutrients that provide about 88% of the daily value of protein needed in the body and is used for forming new cells; it is a good source of energy.
Iron is found in every cell in the body and is needed to produce cells and hemoglobin, also myoglobin; these two proteins carry oxygen throughout the body.
Niacin, aka Vitamin B3 helps the body produce a number of stress and sex hormones in the adrenal glands that help with circulation. Niacin helps to maintain healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver while supporting the immune system.
Riboflavin, aka B2 keeps hair, skin, eyes, and liver healthy as well. It is a natural antioxidant that protects the body from damage from free radicals produced as the body breaks down food. Free radicals increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. The gizzards provide the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for men and women, (livestrong.com)
Myoglobin= composed of globin and protoheme IX. It is found in cytoplasm of many vertebrate, cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscles. Its fundamental function is intracellular oxygen storage and transport; it is also occurs in invertebrates.
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