Diabetic Diet: Meat Choices - Daily Health Idea

Diabetic Diet: Meat Choices - Daily Health Idea
Diabetic Diet: Meat Choices - Daily Health Idea

Diabetic Diet: Meat Choices

If you're identified with diabetes, it doesn't normally imply you need to forestall consuming meat. But it does mean that you need to be a little extra careful approximately the beef you select to encompass in your food regimen. Some meats have more fats, cholesterol, and calories than others. This type of meat can increase blood cholesterol levels if eaten in extra, and also can be a factor in weight benefit, making diabetes difficult to govern. Here's our quick manual to deciding on what kind of meat to eat if you have diabetes.


Quick facts

Meat (1 ounce = 7 grams protein, 0 grams carbs, fat varies)


 An ounce of meat is about the scale of your thumb. And three oz is the size of a deck of cards. No more than 3 ounces of protein according to meal is suggested.(Just try eating meat from this page; unfortunately, that doesn't mean anything fried.)


Very lean meat choices (0-1 g fat/ounce and 35 calories)

  1. Fish: fresh or frozen cod, flounder, haddock, halibut, trout, salmon, tuna fresh or canned in water.
  2. Shellfish: clams, shrimp, lobster, scallops, shrimp.
  3. Game: Duck or pheasant (not skinned), venison, buffalo, ostrich.
  4. Cheese: Fat-free (should be less than 1 gram of fat/ounce), low-fat cottage cheese.
  5. Other: Processed sandwich meats with less than 1 gram of fat or less/ounce, such as:

  • Deli lean, shaved meat
  • Sliced beef, turkey ham
  • Egg whites (2)
  • Egg substitutes, plain
  • Hot dogs, fat-free
  • Sausage, fat-free or less than 1 g fat/oz

Lean meat choices (3 g fat/ounce and 55 calories)

  • Beef: USDA Select or Choice grades with lean cuts such as round, sirloin, flank steak, tenderloin, roast (rib, chuck, rump); Steak (t-bone, porterhouse, cubed); Ground goal
  • Pork: Lean pork such as fresh ham, canned, cured, or boiled ham, Canadian bacon, tenderloin, and center loin chop.
  • Lamb: roast, chop or leg.
  • Veal: Leap cut, roast.
  • Poultry: Chicken, turkey (dark meat, should be skinless), chicken (white meat, with skin), domestic duck or goose (fatty, no skin).
  • Fish: herring (without cream or smoked), oysters, salmon (fresh or canned), catfish, sardines (canned), tuna (canned in oil, dried).
  • Game: Goose (not skin, rabbit).
  • Cheese: 4.5% fat cottage cheese, grated Parmesan, cheese with 3 grams of fat or less/ounce.
  • Other:

Hot dogs with 3 grams per ounce or less of fat.

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