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

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

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: October 15, 2021   
Published: October 15, 2021   

Best Turkey for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to KnowBest Turkey for People with Diabetes – Everything You Need to Know
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If you are diabetic, it’s crucial to have a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Naturally, proteins should be part of it, but the disease imposes some limitations on what people should eat, so not every protein source is good for people with diabetes. Some meats, for example, such as lamb and marbled beef steak, are better to be avoided for high saturated fat content, while turkey is located on the other side of the spectrum and considered one of the healthiest protein sources you can get.

It doesn’t mean that anything made from turkey meat is great for a diabetic person though. And not every part of the bird is a perfect fit as well. In fact, you should stay away from cold cuts and breaded turkey dishes and consume dark turkey meat such as legs and thighs in moderation to minimize the amount of cholesterol in your meal.

Your best choice would be skinless turkey breast as it is high in protein and very low in fat. Besides, turkey breast is a great source of vitamin B, zinc, phosphorous, iron, and potassium, which makes it a very valuable component of your diet.

Health benefits of turkey breast also make it very popular and, as a result, there is no lack of turkey breast recipes all over the Internet and beyond. Here we present to you some of our favorite turkey breast recipes:

Turkey with Green Beans

Those, who love Asian cuisine, will enjoy this easy to make and diabetic-friendly dish.

Turkey Soup with Vegetables

It’s hard to find more diabetic-friendly soup recipe than this one. Simple, healthy and tasty – these are the words that most precisely describe this soup.

Slow Cooked Turkey Breast with Wine, Onions, and Lemon Juice

If you have a slow cooker, try this diabetic-friendly turkey breast recipe. The meat languishes for a long time in a fragrant sauce and turns out to be very juicy and flavorful.

Baked Turkey Breast

This diabetic-friendly turkey recipe turns out to be very juicy and with a rich aroma and taste. The turkey is perfect for any side dish or just with vegetable salads. Such a dish will perfectly decorate any holiday table and it can also be a great fit for a romantic dinner with red wine.

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