Is Veganism the New Diabetic Trend?

Veganism can have many pros and cons. In a nutshell, people who practice veganism will not use animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool and even cosmetics and soaps that have animal by-products in them. Vegan diets, if practiced properly, can be very beneficial to your health because they are free of cholesterol and are generally very low in saturated fat. A healthy, varied vegan diet should include fruits, veggies, plenty of leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Because meat is not consumed you can get your protein from lentils, chickpeas, tofu, peas, peanut butter, soymilk, and nuts.

With a varied and healthy vegan diet plan it can improve blood sugar and control insulin response, making it the ideal meal plan for diabetics. It can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, it’s very important you pay close attention to what your eating to be sure you are still getting the fiber, and proteins your body needs. You can achieve this by incorporating foods like oatmeal, veggies, whole grain cereal, whole grain toast, orange juice, peanut butter, fruits, chickpeas, and beans into your diet.


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