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The role of pork meat in the diet for diabetics

Diets for people with diabetes have to be varied and healthy, and take into account that sugar enters the organism not only in desserts, but also as the result of digestive processes with other food components such as carbohydrates and fats.

White meat does not contain such a high level of carbohydrates as red meats and, of course, it contains less fat (especially saturated) than those.  Pork meat, then, plays a very interesting role in a healthy diet for the control of diabetes.

New focus on today’s diets for diabetics

The old nutritional focus in dealing with diabetes consisted of totally eliminating sugar from the patient’s diet. However, recent research has shown that this type of diet should concentrate more on reducing fat, which has a negative influence on the capacity of insulin to transport sugar to the cells. And pork loin contains even less fat than skinned chicken breast and its sugar content is less than 1%.

Pork meat reduces the incidence of complications in diabetes

A study by Warmick university concluded that a lack of vitamin B1 or thiamine favours complications in diabetes such as cardiac pathologies, retinopathy and chronic kidney failure.  Pork meat is particularly rich in vitamin B1, providing 8 to 10 times more than all the other meats. 

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