Can turkey help stabilize insulin levels?

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Can turkey help stabilize insulin levels?

Turkey has recently been shown to fall into a group of high-protein foods (including tuna and egg whites) that can help keep post-meal insulin levels within a desirable range. The common link found between these foods is protein richness. Four ounces of skinned turkey breast will provide 30-35 grams of protein, with less than 1 gram of total fat. Four ounces of white tuna canned in water (the version used in the research) provide 26 grams of protein and only 2 grams of total fat. Four ounces of egg whites provide 12 grams of protein and 0.2 grams of fat. The rich amount of protein contained in these foods was enough to help stabilize and regulate meal digestion, and in so doing, it helped stabilize insulin levels as well. Given these three foods that were analyzed in the research, we definitely like turkey best. Pasture-raised, organic turkey is a food that we would consider whole and natural, unlike egg whites, which we would only consider to be part of a whole food. As for tuna, while it can clearly qualify as a whole, natural food, we would recommend the fresh versus processed version and we would also caution about consumption of white albacore tuna, which can often be higher in mercury content than other types of tuna. In addition, as the numbers make clear, the most protein-rich of these three foods is skinned turkey breast. For more on Turkey

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