Top 10 Healthiest Boar’s Head Deli Meats

I eat about 4 oz of Boar’s Head Deli meat four times a week. So I decided to find out which of their tasty delights are the healthiest for me to eat. By the way, I am a poultry guy and I prefer Turkey to Chicken… but these are the hard facts about their healthiest meats.

For this study, I am taking into consideration these attributes and in this priority

  1. Sodium Content (I want to reduce this number)
  2. Protein (I want to increase my protein intake)
  3. Cholesterol (I am not too concerned with this number, but I want it lower if possible)
  4. Fat (I am really not concerned with this number, but the lower the better — in most cases)
  5. Calories (Again, not a huge concern for me… based on the 4-Hour Body, I believe calories are essentially useless to count)

Ok, so this is what I found… their nutritional fact guide lists these particular meat’s serving size as 2 oz, I’m eating double that every day.

  1. Deluxe Low Sodium Oven Roasted Beef – Cap-Off Top Round
    1. 80 mg Sodium
    2. 15 g Protein
    3. 30 mg Cholesterol
    4. 2.5 g Fat
    5. 80 Calories
  2. All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef
    1. 140 mg Sodium
    2. 14 g Protein
    3. 35 mg Cholesterol
    4. 2 g Fat
    5. 80 Calories
  3. Maple Glazed Roasted Chicken Breast
    1. 310 mg Sodium
    2. 13 g Protein
    3. 35 mg Cholesterol
    4. 1 g Fat
    5. 70 Calories
  4. London Broil Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef
    1. 310 mg Sodium
    2. 12 g Protein
    3. 25 mg Cholesterol
    4. 3 g Fat
    5. 70 Calories
  5. All Natural Roasted Turkey Breast
    1. 330 mg Sodium
    2. 13 g Protein
    3. 30 mg Cholesterol
    4. 1 g Fat
    5. 60 Calories
  6. Cajun Style Seasoned Eye Round Oven Roasted Beef
    1. 330 mg Sodium
    2. 12 g Protein
    3. 35 mg Cholesterol
    4. 3 g Fat
    5. 80 Calories
  7. All American BBQ Seasoned Roasted Chicken Breast
    1. 340 mg Sodium
    2. 13 g Protein
    3. 35 mg Cholesterol
    4. .5 g Fat
    5. 60 Calories
  8. Golden Catering Style Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (47% Lower Sodium)
    1. 340 mg Sodium
    2. 13 g Protein
    3. 25 mg Cholesterol
    4. 1 g Fat
    5. 60 Calories
  9. Our Premium 47% Lower Sodium Oven Roasted Breast of Turkey – Skinless
    1. 340 mg Sodium
    2. 12 g Protein
    3. 20 mg Cholesterol
    4. .5 g Fat
    5. 60 Calories
  10. *Golden Classic Oven Roasted Chicken Breast (42% Lower Sodium)
    1. 350 mg Sodium
    2. 13 g Protein
    3. 35 mg Cholesterol
    4. 1 g Fat
    5. 60 Calories

As you can see, the Cholesterol, Fat, and Calories for each of these deli meats around about the same for each. If one was extremely higher than the other, I may have considered them higher on my priorities. *Golden Classic Over Roasted Chicken Breast (42% Lower Sodium) made it number 10 on my list, but there were two products that had 10 mg less sodium. the All Natural Uncured Ham and the All Natural Smoked Uncured Ham. Both of these products had 10 mg less Sodium but also 1 g less Protein than the Chicken Breast. For such a small difference in Sodium, the Protein was more important to me.

I was actually surprised by my results, I was really surprised when I saw #1 only had 80 mg of Sodium. As a rule, I prefer poultry over beef, but at such a low sodium count and such a high protein count, I will be purchasing #1 for next weeks lunches.

Comments

  1. wayne seder says:

    Better to cook your own fresh meat and slice it up to make your own sandwiches. much less sodium, less cost per lb, too!