Diabetes Diet: Here's Why Protein Rich Foods Are Important For Diabetics

Diabetes diet must include protein rich foods, finds study

Highlights

  1. There are as many as 69 million diabetic individuals in India alone
  2. Study linked food preferences of people to diabetes prevalence in India
  3. Protein is an important macro nutrient for diabetics

Diabetes is a condition characterised by increased blood sugar levels. It is an emerging health problem, especially in the developing countries. World Health Organisation mentions that there are as many as 69 million diabetic individuals in India alone and this number is estimated to go up to 98 million by 2030. Following a healthy lifestyle is an important aspect of diabetes management. A study found that protein rich foods and dairy products in a meal can help in reducing diabetes risk. The study linked food preferences of individuals to prevalence of diabetes in India. It was found that while eating calorie-rich foods like sugar and refined carbs can increase diabetes risk, including protein-rich foods in your diet can reduce risk of diabetes.