Vegetarianism often gives people a very healthy impression. It seems that it can also lower blood sugar. In fact, it is a myth that being vegetarian can lower blood sugar. The common dietary problems of vegetarians are excessive intake of refined starches or fruits and insufficient intake of protein, it will make blood sugar control poor, after all, food can only regulate, improve, and delay the rise of blood sugar.
Vegetarians cannot eat meat, so the most common dietary problem is excessive intake of refined starches, such as white steamed buns, white toast, bread, biscuits, etc., or excessive intake of fruits, or insufficient intake of protein foods. It can be found that blood fat and blood sugar are not well controlled. There are even many vegetarians who have high triglycerides or have poor blood sugar control.
Vegetarian diabetic patients need to replace refined rice and flour products with an appropriate amount of whole grains, be sure to take in enough protein food and amino acids, and eat enough vegetables and fruits in order to control blood sugar stably.
For many vegetarian diabetic patients, the intake of vegetables is sufficient, but protein food is ignored. Insufficient intake of protein food will make people less physically strong and resistant. Affects the regulation of physiology and hormones; vegetarians mostly source protein from soybeans and related products. The amino acid of soybean lacks methionine, the essential amino acid of the human body. It is recommended to take it with cereals, to achieve the concept of amino acid complementation, make the intake of amino acid more complete, and also help vegetarians’ physiological function adjustment and tissue repair and construction.
Vegetarian products, such as sweet gluten, vegetarian ham, vegetarian meat, etc., are mostly added with more fats and seasonings. If sugar is added to the flavor, it is even more a landmine for diabetics.
Excessive fruit intake of vegetarians can cause blood sugar and even blood lipids to get out of control.