Is It OK to Have Some Crispy Turkey Skin?

Q: Is it OK to have some crispy turkey skin?

Oz Says: It's not the biggest troublemaker on the Thanksgiving table by any means. Leaving the skin on a 3-ounce serving of the bird costs you only 26 extra calories and about 3 more grams of fat. (The tally is pretty similar for chicken skin, too.) So why do health experts go on about how you should eat skinless poultry?

"When you're making dinner on a typical evening, it's a no-brainer way to cut calories and fat," says Joan Salge Blake, R.D., a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University. "It's a good habit to get into, and small changes like this make a big difference over time." But on thanksgiving? Go for it.

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This story originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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