plant protein

Mame C
By Mame C Latest Reply 2010-05-20 08:25:20 -0500
Started 2010-05-18 17:08:16 -0500

I am interested in knowing if any of you are using plant proteins instead of the animal proteins and how that works for you. Anything you have to tell me would be helpful as I hear alot of talk of substituting them but not from a diabetic point of view

7 replies

angelalouise 2010-05-20 04:30:31 -0500 Report

For some reason when I eat Beef my BS go very high. When I eat beans and other proteins (other than meat) my BS are fine. I stay away from beef don't even buy it anymore. Chicken, beans and brown rice. Someone told me that to have beans along with rice is better. I try not to eat anything with white flour. Wheat or Whole Grain bread only. Then Fruits and Veggies. Portion size is important. We diabetics can have anything if we don't over due.

Emma2412 2010-05-19 22:00:01 -0500 Report

Talking about plant proteins, I think this may qualify as a plant protein. It's called quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). I know I'm excited about trying quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). I heard about quinoa here at DC, bought a box of it today, and will make it tomorrow a.m.

I heard from somebody here that it's great for us diabetics. I think it might qualify as a plant protein, but not sure.

GabbyPA 2010-05-20 08:25:20 -0500 Report

You can also use Chia Seeds. They are high in Omegas and proteins. They are also high fiber. Add them to any recipe. They look like poppy seeds, have no flavor of their own and can make a low fiber meal a high fiber bomb.

GabbyPA 2010-05-19 15:02:41 -0500 Report

tofu is okay, but not high on my "gotta have it" list. LOL I do like beans a lot. I cook and sprout them so I get all kinds of nutrients from them. I try not to use canned ones too much because of the sodium. But if you rinse them they are okay. I have also heard that the darker the bean the healthier it is for you. Not really sure why, but maybe antioxidants? I eat all kinds.

When I go vegetarian every once in a while I eat more beans. I get good numbers even though they have carbs because the also have fiber. I use them in salads, make hummus, even use them as "burger" meat. I have not gotten that process down to where I really like it yet, but I'm working on it.

I am not sure how much protein is in nuts, but I also eat nuts every day. Mostly raw like walnuts and almonds, but I do love pistachios as well.

If you want to replace your animal protein, just make sure you monitor your levels closely for a few weeks to see what happens there. Everyone is different, so experiment with different types.

Emma2412 2010-05-19 11:50:52 -0500 Report

Are you talking about tofu? I have beans quite regularly which I always make myself so there's no sugar or anything in them that I don't want. Beans are great for diabetics or anybody. They're one of the "diabetic super foods."

Harlen 2010-05-18 22:37:33 -0500 Report

I take in animal and plant and it works great but for me plant seams to muke my BS go up just a little more then Animal
But that may just be me ??????
Best wishes