High-Protein Diets and Diabetes

High Protein Diets are not the best to treat diabetes

High Protein Diets are not the best to deal with diabetes.

Most of us have always thought that high-protein diets are the best bet to control diabetes and lose weight, but recent findings suggest that this might not be true.

In order to prevent type 2 diabetes, we need to pay attention to our insulin levels, whereas this condition occurs most often among obese and overweight people.

1. Diabetes Research

A team of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine discovered that after menopause, obese women lost 10 percent of their total body weight while those who were following high-protein diets experienced no change in insulin sensitivity.

In other words, it means that high-protein diets proved to be not only ineffective in helping these women lose weight, but they also didn’t reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Women who had normal diets with regular amounts of protein experienced a staggering increase of 30 percent in insulin sensitivity.

According to medicine professor Bettina Mittendorfer, researchers expected to see a distinction between these diets, but they didn’t account for the possibility that high-protein diets could be 100 percent ineffective.

It is worth mentioning that the study involved a small number of participants, and this is not the first time experts asked themselves whether high-diet proteins should be replaced. Also, this study is just the beginning of a long-term research that aims to find out the best diet that will apply to both diabetes patients and those at risk.

2. Dietary Solutions

Other types of diets proved highly effective in preventing not just diabetes but also other conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s, and dementia as well. Among them, the Mediterranean diet is widely popular as scientists have conducted many studies to prove its efficiency.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in healthy-fat foods such as olive oil, and fish just to name a few. People who used this diet proved to lose weight at a faster rate compared with those who were following other types of diets low in fat and rich in proteins.

The answer to this surprising fact lies in the fact that healthy fats will not make you gain weight, whereas the consumption of unhealthy fats from market food is responsible for weight problems.

Also, many experts are currently trying to find the answer to type 2 diabetes as they try to see why high-protein diets are not effective.

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About June Harris

June was born and raised in Ligonier, a small historic town in Pennsylvania. She befriended TV cameras at an early age when she was selected to feature in a local TV series for children. Her passion for entertainment grew bigger after June was named Miss Pennsylvania at 16 years old. She was co-opted in various projects ever since and is now a strong promoter of fitness and health activities.
  • Freda88

    In July of 2015, it was discovered that I got type 2 diabetes, By the end of the July month. I was given a prescription for the Metformin, I stated with the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140, Without results whatever I did, I really panicked and called my doctor. His response?? Deal with it yourself, I started to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research, Then I found Lisa’s great blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) .. I read it from cover to cover and I started with the diet and by the next morning. my blood sugar was 100, Since then. I get a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s。 My doctor was very surprised at the results that. the next week. he took me off the Metformin drug, I lost 35 pounds in my two month and lost more than 8 inches off my own waist as well as I can exercise twice per day and still having a lot of energy.The truth is that we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods。.