How Many Carbs are in Various Types of Sausage?
The following table shows the number of grams (g) of carbohydrate per 100 g (3/4 lb.) of various types of meat:
Meat Type Carbohydrate Per 100 Grams Pork Chop or Brisket 1.6 Chicken Breasts 2.1 Beef Steak 3.0 Bacon 4.5 Ham 5.2 Fish Fillets 6.7 Turkey Leg 7.8 Shrimps 8.9 Tuna 9.9 Cheese Slices 10.4 Egg Whites 11.5
Pork chop or brisket contains most of the carbohydrates in pork products, such as sausages, hot dogs and frankfurters; it is one of the best sources of protein and fat for your diet!
Chicken is another good source of protein and fat. However, poultry products have been linked with higher rates of cancer than other meats.
Beef steak contains a high amount of saturated fats which may increase your risk for heart disease. Also, beef products contain cholesterol, which increases your risk for cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Bacon is processed from fatty pork. It contains a lot of sodium and preservatives which are linked with higher rates of cancer.
Ham has the same risks as bacon. In addition, it contains more fat and cholesterol than other pork products.
Fish fillets are high in protein but relatively low in fat. Freshwater fish like catfish may contain high levels of mercury, a toxic metal that can damage your nervous system.
Turkey legs are low in bad fats but high in cholesterol. In addition, eating a lot of meat may increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Shrimp and other shellfish contain more cholesterol than most meats. They are high in protein and low in fat. However, they also contain certain chemicals which may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Tuna is quite high in protein but relatively low in fat. Canned tuna contains high levels of sodium. Fish such as tuna may contain high levels of mercury, a toxic metal that can damage your nervous system.
Cheese slices are low in bad fats but high in cholesterol, unless they are ‘low-fat’ varieties. Eating a lot of dairy products may increase your risk for osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
Egg whites are very low in fat and a good source of protein. However, the cholesterol in the yolk can increase your risk for heart disease.
These are the facts about carbohydrates, different types of meat and their effects on our health.
How Many Carbs in Sausage?
Sausage is a combination of meats including beef, pork and chicken. The type of sausage depends on what types of meat are included as well as other ingredients such as salt, seasonings, preservatives and fillers like cereal or grain.
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