Protein in Foods. Understanding Diabetes
Very little ammount of proteins are used in the body to produce energy and only when there is shortage of carbohydrates. Proteins are used as a building material for the body as well as replacement parts. Eating protein is an important part of any healthy diet either for people with diabetes or people without diabets. We are all know that proteins are essential for mscle building, but it is also true for for other organs as well. However, Americans often overdo on protein consumption cramming every day more protein that they need. Digestion of protein take lots of water and unused unwanted proteins are discharged through kidneys. This can overburden out kidneys with complications to follow. As old saying goes, too much good is no good.
Source good healthy protein for your diabetes diet plan from red meat, milk products, puoltry and eggs. Choose organic produce if it is accessible in your area. These mentioned products come with saturated fats and cholesterol and you have to count it in in your diabetes management plan. You may also take a break now and check out my advertisement on this page to find up-to-date information on diabetes products and diabetes services in your area. You can find great bargains laden with rebates and spicial offers. Thank you.
Seafood is a good source of protein for your diabetes diaet. More to that, most kinds of seafood are much lower in saturated fat and cholesterol that previous group. It can be an advantage in planning your diabetes diet meals to offset saturated fat and cholesterol from other ingridients in the meal. But don’t be scared about cholesterol. Cholesterol is very important for your body because it is used to make and repair the cell membranes in the body, and to produce steriod hormones such as estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Just don’t let cholesterol level in your body rise too much. Too much good is no good.
Lots of protein can be found in grains, vegetables, and legumes. Nuts contain protein as well along with monounsaturated fats (about fats and cholesterol please read in dedicated article here on my blog). Cholesterol is only comes from animal products, so grains, legumes, and vegetables have no cholesterol and low ammounts of fats; they are loaded with other beneficial nutrients. For example, half a cup of cooked nonstarchy vegetables, such as broccoli, zucchini, or carrots gives you 2 grams of protein, and one-third cup serving of cooked kidney beans can give you 3 grams of protein.