Think you’re safe from high blood pressure levels, just because you gorge on veggies instead of meat? Well, the bitter truth is, no one is ever safe!
The major reason is that vegetarians tend to consume a lot more carbohydrates than the non-vegetarians. However, we must also note that non-vegetarians get a limited share of carbohydrates from the food they eat, vegetarians, on the other hand, have a wider option for carbohydrates.
Veg Diet vs Non-veg Diet
The diet that vegetarians follow comprises bread, pasta, chappatis, rice and dals, which increase the need for insulin. These foods lead to major weight gain, which could lead you on the path to diabetes.
Benefits of a Modified Vegetarian Diet
A vegetarian diet can be of tremendous benefit to a diabetic if modified with higher fiber, protein, and increased vegetable intake. However, you have to be careful with what you eat, the quantity of the food that you consume.