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Best Duck for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

Best Duck for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: December 07, 2021   
Published: December 07, 2021   

Best Duck for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to KnowBest Duck for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know
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When people talk about meats for a diabetes-friendly diet, they often mention chicken and turkey as the most suitable choices. These two birds are always in the center of attention when it comes healthy eating in general. Such attention is well deserved as chicken and turkey breast are the leanest meat options you can get. But what about another member of the poultry family that is very popular in international cuisine – the duck? Served in many restaurants and cooked in many homes around the world, duck often takes the central place on festive tables. So, can people with diabetes join the party? – Definitely, but they have to enjoy it wisely.

There are a few great things about duck meat as it has some very unique properties. Believe it or not, duck meat has fewer calories than chicken! It is rich in vitamins B and E and is loaded with potassium (300 mg of potassium in 100 g of meat), which makes duck meat very good for your heart.

Besides, duck meat contains selenium and taurine. While the former nutrient can boost your immunity, the latter can reduce and stabilize your blood sugar levels. Even duck fat, which is recommended not to eat for people with diabetes, mostly contains unsaturated fatty acids that are easy to digest.

Overall, although duck is not the healthiest meat option out there, if enjoyed in moderation, it will not bring a negative impact on a person with diabetes. Limiting yourself can be challenging though, as duck dishes usually come out very delicious! Here are a few of our favorite duck recipes.

Duck Cutlets

Duck meat has very distinct flavor, so those, who love duck will really enjoy these tender diabetic-friendly cutlets made from duck breast.

Baked Duck Breasts in Honey and Soy Sauce

A very delicious diabetic friendly dinner entrée that is super easy to cook.

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