Many of us were taught from childhood protein was good for us... but it seems it can have a few drawbacks. According to scientists at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, overdoing the intake of protein, especially animal protein, is dangerous for your blood pressure level.
Their research, reported on in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in March 2015, compared dietary protein and blood pressure readings while people previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes performed their normal activities for a period of 24 hours...
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The study included 121 people with Type 2 diabetes.
Those Type 2 diabetics with higher than normal blood pressure had...
- higher HbA1c levels, and
- a higher protein intake
than those with normal blood pressure.
Consuming more than 3.08 g/kg of body weight per day of meat increased the chances of high blood pressure 2.53 times. From this information it was concluded reducing meat in the diet could be one way of helping to lower high blood pressure.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, United States, recommends...
- 46 grams of protein for adult women, and
- 56 grams for men.
One cup of dry beans has about 16 grams of protein. It is not necessary to get all the amino acids that make up protein at one time. Eating enough calories and a variety of legumes, tofu, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits in a day will provide the protein and amino acids needed.
A half cup of tofu provides 10 grams, or about 20 percent of the necessary amount of protein per day for an adult. Not to mention 36 percent of the calcium and 43 percent of the iron. A quarter cup of soybeans provides over 30 percent of an adult's daily nutritional requirement of protein...
- cookingchanneltv.com offers a recipe for felafel using both tofu and soy beans. You will need: coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, tofu, soybeans, yellow onion, cilantro, flour, soy sauce, pepper, vegetable oil, rice vinegar, (vegan) honey, olive oil, arugula, romaine, tahini, pickled shallots, and toasted sesame seeds.
- minimalistbaker.com has a recipe for felafel using: collard greens, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice, cumin, black pepper, oat flour, and grapeseed or olive oil.
- foodandwine.com suggests making tofu and bean soup using: canola oil, onion, garlic, water, soybean paste or miso, soy sauce, light brown sugar (substitute), red pepper, bean sprouts, zucchini, tofu, and spicy long green chili.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.
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