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Beef Up Your Glucose Game: How Red Meat Can Regulate Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that beef consumption could play a role in regulating glucose metabolism! Beef consumption can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It is a rich source of high-quality protein, iron, and other essential nutrients that can help support overall health. So, whether you prefer your beef grilled, baked, or sautéed, adding it to your diet in moderation can be a delicious way to help you manage your glucose levels.

Optimising glucose using alternative methods of consuming beef
• Consider consuming lean cuts of beef to reduce saturated fat intake.
• Try controlling portion sizes and limiting consumption to 3-4 ounces per serving. Practice portion control for the carbs to slow down glucose absorption.
• Pair beef with non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, and complex carbohydrates like a whole wheat tortilla, roti, quinoa, oats, or sweet potatoes (30-50 gms)
• Avoid processed and cured meat that is high in sodium and nitrates.
• Switch to white meat like fish, chicken, and turkey instead of red meat.

In conclusion, incorporating lean beef into a balanced diet is promising in improving glucose metabolism in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Moderation, portion control, and pairing beef with non-starchy vegetables and whole grains should be considered when including beef as a dietary intervention for managing glucose levels.

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