The vegetarian diet is best for diabetics and for losing weight

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The vegetarian diet is best for diabetics and those who want to lose weight. This is established by a recent study according to which vegetable and fruit-based diets are more effective than low-calorie ones.

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La Vegetarian diet it is best for diabetics and for those who want to lose weight. This was established by a recent study according to which the diets based on vegetables and fruit sthey would be more effective than those low calorie.





The study conducted by Hana Kahleová, director of the Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington and recently published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition was conducted on 74 people with type 2 diabetes.

They were randomly assigned two types of diets: one vegetarian, the other conventional anti-diabetes. The vegetarian diet consists mainly of vegetables, cereals, legumes, fruit and nuts and a single portion of low-fat yogurt per day, while that anti-diabetes conventional based on the official recommendations of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Different diet, but the same calories consumed by all 74 people. Basically using the magnetic resonance, the researchers studied the fat tissue of the volunteers to see how the two different diets affected the grasso subcutaneous, subfascial and intramuscular.

With the same calories, diabetics who ate following the vegetarian diet had greater benefits. And vegetarian diabetics have lost about double the weight compared to other diabetics.

In detail, with the vegetarian diet there was an average weight loss of 6,2 kg against 3,2 kg of the conventional diet.

However, they both caused one similar reduction of subcutaneous fat, while intramuscular fat was significantly reduced by the vegetarian diet and the visceral fat it was only reduced in response to the fruit and vegetable diet.

And we know that losing visceral fat improves metabolism glucose and lipids, which is essential for people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.


Visceral fat, in fact, has been associated insulin resistance, and therefore its reduction certainly has a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism.


Everything you need to know about the vegetarian diet:

  • VEGETARIAN DIET: PROVEN BENEFITS, EXAMPLES, WHAT TO EAT AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • THE SEMI-VEGETARIAN DIET EXTENDS LIFE AND PROTECTS THE HEART
  • VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DIET: HOW TO ENSURE ALL THE PROTEIN YOU NEED
  • VEGETARIAN DIET: LOSE WEIGHT TWICE MORE THAN THE CLASSIC DIET

The vegetarian diet, therefore, according to American researchers, would bring great benefits in diabetic people who are about 3,4 million worldwide.



We remember that it is always better to avoid the feud and contact a nutritionist.

Dominella Trunfio

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