Meat is a great source of protein and everyone needs protein, especially those who are combating high blood sugar. Meats do not contain carbohydrates but they do sometimes have fat in them so it is good to go for lean pieces. Let’s take a look at some of the best meats and protein for keeping high blood sugar down.
1. Lean Fish. Loaded with protein and vitamin E and omega-3, lean fish is excellent for Diabetics.
2. Chicken. Chicken, especially breasts, are rich in protein and low in fat.
3. Salmon. Salmon is rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin D. It is a bit fatty but the protein and vitamins make up for that fact.
4. Eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of protein.
5. Turkey. Turkey is high in protein and has letein and zeaxanthin which fight disease.
6. Low-Fat Cheese. Cheese is high in protein and if you choose the low-fat variety, is excellent to control high blood sugar. Aged cheese is the best as fermented foods have been proven to reduce excess sugar in the blood.
7. Tuna. Tuna is packed full of protein making it a nice choice for controlling high blood sugar.
8. Hummus. Hummus is basically mashed Chick Peas, rich in protein and an excellent snack or meal for Diabetics that is loaded with vitamins.
9. Pinto Beans. Pinto Beans are rich in fiber and protein alike and have lots of vitamins as well.
10. Black Beans. Black Beans help lower blood sugar and also support the digestive track.
11. Soy Nuts. Soy Nuts contain lots of fiber as well as vitamins, minerals and protein too.
12. Lentils. Lentils are a superfood for Diabetics with many micronutrients and vitamins, minerals and protein too.
13. Black Eyed Peas. Black Eyed Peas have lots of fiber, protein and vitamins plus they have a lot of slow digestible starch which is, of course, the best kind.
14. Edamame. Edamame is rich in fiber, micronutrients and protein as well.
15. Falafel. Falafel is absolutely loaded with good things like vitamins and magnesium, copper, zinc and tons of other minerals that make it a superstar protein for Diabetics.
16. Tofu. Tofu is packed full of nutrients like calcium, selenium, protein and so much more. It is a favorite in the health food industry and is great for lowering blood sugar.
17. Nut Butter. Nut Butter is an excellent source of protein as well as vitamins and minerals. Be sure to get the variety that is low in fat and does not contain added sugar.
18. Orange Roughy. With only 83 calories in a one serving, this high protein food is great for keeping blood sugar down and is packed with good things like omega-3.
19. Shell Fish. With omega 3 fatty acids and gobs of vitamins and minerals, Shell Fish are a favored way to pack in some protein that will help keep high blood sugar at bay.
20. Turkey. Iron, zinc and potassium grace this fine protein source. It is a great way to keep your sugar balanced and keep your body healthy and fit as well.
21. Goose. Goose is loaded with natural protein and packed with vitamins and minerals, conducive for a Diabetic diet.
22. Veal. Veal is a great way to get tons of vitamins and minerals and load of protein too. It is naturally low in fat content.
23. Duck. Duck is full of nutrients like calcium, potassium and sodium. Eat is wisely as it can be a bit on the rich side but the protein does make up for much of it.
24. Lamb. Rich in iron and other minerals as well as protein and vitamins too, lamb is great for Diabetics who are trying to keep their blood sugar down.
25. Organ Meat. Rich in iron and other vitamins and minerals, Organ Meat provides tons of protein.
26. Cottage Cheese. Low-fat cottage cheese is an excellent way to get protein and keep your sugar levels down while loading up on calcium.
27. Pheasant. Pheasant is a great source of vitamin B, protein and potassium.
28. Cornish Hen. A great source of B6, Cornish Hen is loaded with protein, niacin and phosphorus too.
29. Flounder. Flounder has protein, vitamins and fatty acids too. Calcium, iron and magnesium can be found in abundance in this fine fish.
30. Soy Nuts. Soy Nuts are high in fiber and vitamins. They are high in calories too so while they can be great to keep blood sugar down, eating them should be done in moderation.
31. Tempeh. This type of Soybean is extremely high in protein and is great to control blood sugar.
32. Greek Yogurt. A rich source of protein, Greek Yogurt is best with active probiotics in the mix.
33. Low Fat Milk. While Milk is great for protein and is rich in vitamins like D, do be sure to drink the low fat variety.
34. Lean Beef. Lean Beef is a great way to get protein and vitamins too as long as you get the kind without a lot of fat.
35. Lean Pork Chops. While some believe that Pork is off limits for Diabetics, if you choose the lean variety, Pork is a great source of vitamins and protein as well.