High protein low sugar diet for diabetic vegetarians

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High protein low sugar diet is recommended for diabetics. Its major advantage is that it limits a person from getting too much carbohydrates, thereby controlling blood sugar and insulin levels of the …

High protein low sugar diet is recommended for diabetics. Its major advantage is that it limits a person from getting too much carbohydrates, thereby controlling blood sugar and insulin levels of the body. Consequently, this diet helps in weight loss and reduction of triglyceride levels in the blood. When triglycerides are low, it is next to having low cholesterol, therefore you have lower risk of heart disease.

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  • 1. High Protein Low Sugar Diet ForDiabetic Vegetarians
  • 2. High protein low sugar diet is recommended for diabetics. Its major advantage is that it limits a person from getting too much carbohydrates, thereby controlling blood sugar and insulin levels of the body. Consequently, this diet helps in weight loss and reduction of triglyceride levels in the blood. When triglycerides are low, it is next to having low cholesterol, therefore you have lower risk of heart disease.
  • 3. While it is easy for diabetic non-vegans to follow this diet, vegetarians may have difficulty in sustaining it. This is because a bulk of their food consumption may come from rice, root crops, bread, and fruits which contain a lot of carbohydrates.Here are some tips for vegetarians in order to follow this diet plan.
  • 4. Whole Grains vs. Refined GrainsGrains like rice, rye, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, wheat bran, durum wheat, oat bran, and semolina are naturally high in protein.This food group must always be present in a vegan diet, but choose whole grains instead of refined ones. This is because proteins are removed in the process of refinement, leaving you with carbohydrates alone.
  • 5.  Just be careful in buying prepared breakfast cereals, as these may contain candy bars.In addition, a chemical called alloxan is added to flour during its refinement process. This chemical destroys the beta cells of the pancreas, which eventually lead to type 2 diabetes. For this reason, opt for whole wheat flour instead of the white one.
  • 6. High Protein Low Sugar Diet from Nuts and SeedsNuts and seeds are packed not only with high protein but vitamins, fiber, and essential amino acids as well. It is recommended for diabetics, since it has very low carbohydrate content. Therefore, munching on almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, and cashews can be helpful.
  • 7. Legumes and Other Veggies Rich in ProteinBeans, peas, and lentils belong to leguminous plants. These are rich in iron, potassium, folate, magnesium and protein. A popular example of a product made from soy beans are tofu and soya milk. Both contain all the essential amino acids needed by the body. They are also low in cholesterol and sugar, hence perfect for diabetics.
  • 8. Other plants that can provide you with protein are parsley, tomatoes, seaweeds, leeks, pep pers, and shallots.Combine these with plants mentioned previously for a high protein low sugar meal.
  • 9. Seafood and Fish for Pesco- vegetariansPesco-vegetarians are semi-vegans because they still consume seafoods, fishes, eggs and dairy products. Therefore, they have lesser problems in following the aforementioned diet plan compared with strict vegetarians.
  • 10. They can get complete protein from fishes like salmon, tuna, and other seafoods.They should be warned though, that these foods may contain mercury. Therefore these must be eaten sparingly.
  • 11. Eggs For Ovo-vegetarians, Cheese and Dairy products for Lacto- vegetariansEggs from chicken, turkey, and quails are rich in complete protein. However, those who suffer from high cholesterol and hypertension must eat them carefully. Egg yolks can be removed, since these contain the fat component, then egg whites that are protein-rich can be included in recipes.
  • 12. Furthermore, milk and milk products contain essential amino acids. Lacto- vegetarians need not worry in eating a high protein diet.Adding cheese in vegetable salads, pastas and soups can contribute to their protein consumption. For those who want less fat in dairy products, you can choose skimmed milk instead of the regular ones. Low-fat creams and yogurts are also available in the market.
  • 13. Watch Out For Fruits High in SugarFruits are packed with a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. However, vegetarians must be careful if they are following a low sugar diet. Some fruits are high in sugar, although fructose (the simple sugar in fruits) does not boost blood sugar levels the way table sugar does. The safest way, therefore, is to know which fruits have the highest sugar content, and then avoid eating them.
  • 14. Dried fruits have higher sugar content than the raw ones.In addition, plums, oranges, tangerines, gra pefruits, mangoes, bananas, kiwi fruits, pineapples and pears are some of those with high sugar.
  • 15. Other Foods to AvoidSoda and other carbonated beverages should absolutely be eliminated from your diet.A can of soda contains up to 15 teaspoons of sucrose or table sugar, therefore drinking it can shoot up your blood sugar levels instantly.
  • 16. Moreover, consuming French fries, doughnuts, chocolate bars and candy bars should also limited. These provide you with almost no nutritional value at all.Of course, hypoglycemics can take a candy or chocolate bar only if they have very low sugar in the blood. However in your normal diet, eat these foods sparingly.
  • 17. Finally, Energy and meal replacement bars and protein shakes should not be on your diet. These give you high protein, but they have too much sugar content.Following these tips is quite easy if you are determined to have a high protein low sugar diet.http://www.superbproteindiet.com/