Butter in diabetes

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butterFew people know that the butter - is not only nutritious, but also a useful product, especially for hair, skin, bone, and muscle tissue of view. And all because it contains a large amount of vitamins, calcium, phospholipids, which are very important for the structure of cells, especially nerve. In addition, there are also amino acids - essential substances which the body is functioning normally. That is why there is not an ounce of doubt that the butter is very useful.

However, for patients with diabetes need to be careful with this product. The fact that in this disease need to observe a particular diet, which includes the use of three primary nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. With regard to butter, the caloric content therein is sufficiently high (in calories per gram of oil have two times greater than the same proteins and carbohydrates). Because in diabetes recommended to limit the amount of consumed substances such as, for example, butter.

People with this disease butter is unlikely to bring a lot of useful, rather the opposite. All results from the fact that it comprises so-called "empty" calories that minerals, vitamins and food fibers are practically no. But here it is quite high calorie - one tablespoon of accounts as much as 102 calories. And excess fat in diabetes contributes only exacerbate the disease.

Now, take a look at whether it is possible for patients with diabetes eat butter oil general.

First you need to know that fats are "healthy" (which reduces cholesterol levels, which in turn is protected from heart disease): monounsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, and polyunsaturated. There are "unhealthy" fats: saturated, harmful, raise cholesterol levels, and behind it and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Speaking of butter, then it contains two types of fats: healthy and unhealthy. Because with such diseases as diabetes mellitus, permitted use of saturated fat does not exceed 15 grams per day (one tablespoon contains approximately 7.29 g).

It is possible in cooking butter substitute olive. Anyway, try as little as possible to use. It is better to give preference to other sources of "healthy" fats, such as almonds, avocados, pecans, peanuts, sesame seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or flax, salmon, tuna.