Risk Of Consuming Meat And Diary As A Diabetes Patient(2023)

Meat consumption can put you at a higher risk of diabetes

Dr Ali says, “Meat consumption can actually increase your risk of diabetes. Individuals who eat meat regularly tend to have higher plasma total and low-density lipoprotein, high cholesterol levels, higher blood pressure, higher risk of hypertension, and higher body weight, all of which contribute to an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.”

Many clinical studies have noted that the apparent problems of meat consumption are not limited to red meat. “Although the saturated fat present in poultry and fish products is lower than what is present in red meats, saturated fat content is nonetheless higher in poultry and fish when compared to vegetables, fruits, legumes, or grains,” says Dr Ali.

Turns out meat can actually put you at the risk of diabetes.
Dairy products that are high in fat are not recommended

There’s no doubt that dairy products contain important proteins and vitamins. In fact, they’re considered to be one of the most important sources of calcium. However, some dairy foods are high in fat and saturated fat. Hence, it is important to look at the label before buying anything. Switching to lower-fat alternatives such as semi-skimmed milk from whole milk is a good start.

“Yogurts and cheese available in the market have different fat content in them. So, it’s always advised to check the label and go for the lower-fat options. The glycemic index(GI) of milk and other dairy foods isn’t too high generally but neither is it too low. So, it is always suggested that you check for low-fat options in order to avoid the risk for diabetes” says Dr Ali.

So, now that you know more about the link between diabetes and the consumption of meat and dairy products, make an informed choice about your diet!

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