Ok, ok, let’s clear up the possible miss understanding. There are definitely other meal options that are healthier and better for your diabetes and health. In this blog we will uncover a recent study that compared eating a vegan burger versus eating a meat burger and how it effect diabetes or health status. The crazy thing is that both burgers contained the same amount of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat). Are any of you curious how eating a vegan burger can effect your diabetes? (FYI a picture and link of the research article is below)
Scientist compared the effects of eating a plant burger to a meat burger in a group of 20 men who have type 2 diabetes in a randonmised control trial. The meals was either a tofu based burger or a meat based burger containing the same amount of calories and macronutrients. The results of the study found that people who ate the veggie burger, had higher higher insulin secretion after the meals, than people who ate the meat burger. Not only that, the study also showed that secretion of incretin hormones also increased after the plant burger meal, which are hormones that help increase insulin secretions and decrease blood glucose levels.
What an incredible study, what could have caused higher insulin levels and higher secretions of incretin hormones? Could it be, using plants as the patty? Using oil instead of dairy? Not eating meat? We cannot wait to read what further studies have to say about this behaviour. With diabetes rate increasing and insulin cost for families increasing, the solution can not be anymore more obvious, the food that we eat. We have the power of what goes in our mouth, we are solely responsible.
We all know that a plant-based diet is the best possible thing for our health. Heck, we’ve been told the “5 and 2″ rule forever, but a rare minority of people actually follow it! ><” For those of you who don’t know it means 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruits. Yes, that is the average serving of vegetables and fruits that you need in a day. However this does not take into account nutrient quality, and nutrient absorption. If you ate 5 servings of a poor quality vegetable it could be equal to eating 1 serving of a high quality vegetable… Let that sink in.. More on this in my Vegan Nutritional Workshops that I teach.
Thank you for your attention, and talk soon.