Can diabetics eat animal offal?

Data published on the International Diabetes Federation’s website shows that 1 in 11 adults worldwide has diabetes, but nearly half of those with diabetes are undiagnosed. With the rapid increase of diabetic patients in recent years, more and more people are paying more attention to diabetes and the dietary precautions of diabetic patients.

The daily diet of diabetic patients should control the total daily intake of carbohydrates, avoid eating a lot of foods with a high glycemic index, and try to delay the hydrolysis of starch in food into glucose and be The speed at which the small intestine absorbs into the blood, the change in the blood sugar concentration in the human body is as smooth as possible.

People with diabetes can generally eat offal in moderation. Animal offal is low in carbohydrates, and eating offal in moderation will not raise blood sugar too quickly. At the same time, from a nutritional point of view, animal offal is rich in protein, vitamin A and B vitamins, and trace elements such as iron, zinc, and selenium, which is one of the good sources of human supplementation of these essential nutrients. However, organ meats contain high amounts of saturated fatty acids, cholesterol and purines, and consumption of large amounts increases the risk of diseases such as hyperlipidemia and gout. Diabetic patientsshould determine and control the frequency and total amount of eating animal offal according to their own conditions, so as not to aggravate the disease.

The author of this issue: Liang Jiayan

Editor: Jiang Tingting

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