Are Diabetic Pork Recipes A Good Choice Or Should They Be Avoided
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Diabetic diet does not foresee avoidance of pork nor any other type of meat. Pork might be one of the most unhealthy types of meat due to high fat content, however, you can freely continue to eat dishes made with pork even if you have diabetes although it is a good idea to use diabetic pork recipes.
Interestingly, meats seem to be the least problematic when it comes to diabetes management as your blood sugar levels are influenced the most by carbohydrates rather than protein. But on the other hand, beware of the myth that proteins are healthier than carbohydrates. It may be true that proteins do not raise your blood sugar levels like carbs, however, most types of meat are high in both calories and bad fats (saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol) both of which have a major influence on diabetes management. It is important to be aware that reducing carbohydrate consumption to the minimum is not enough to bring and keep your blood sugar levels in a normal range and avoid diabetes-related complications. On the contrary, you should also watch for both calorie and fat content of your diet plan because excess body fat has been shown to interfere with your body’s ability to use blood glucose effectively. Furthermore, excessive consumption of fatty and caloric meats significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease which is why you should be very careful which pieces of pork meat you choose and how you prepare them.
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If you have diabetes and would like to continue to eat pork, you are highly recommended to look for diabetic pork recipes which are made with tenderloin (the leanest of all pieces of pork) and foresee stewing, broiling, baking or grilling. Never under any condition use recipes which foresee frying because frying further increases the content of the bad fats and calories. As long as you follow these “rules”, you are safe with pork although it is a good idea not to eat it every day. Also, be sure to remove pork skin no matter how tasty and crispy it looks because it is extremely high in cholesterol. You are also highly recommended to avoid pork scratchings which are high in fat as well. In addition, pork scratchings are high in sodium which makes the a definite no-no if you have blood pressure problems at the same time.
Beef is generally considered to be the healthiest choice among red meats, however, there is no reason to avoid pork diabetic recipes or any other diabetic recipes which are made with red meat. On the contrary, diabetic-friendly recipes made with red meat not only help you control your blood sugar levels but they also provide you with a number of essential nutrients which play the key role in the overall health and are extremely difficult to obtain in adequate amounts from plant based foods alone.