Because of the increased risk of Heart Disease for diabetics.
A diet low in Saturated Fat is recommended.
Most fat in diary products and eggs is unfortunately saturated fat.
Most diary products have ½ fat or low fat alternatives with vegetable fat based alternative
products are worth considering.
Low fat dairy alternatives have the benefit or having less calories and retain the normal calcium level of the full fat versions.
Soya, Goat, Sheep and Coconut Milk.
Note that Coconut milk is high in saturated fat too,
it is NOT a healthier alternative.
Typical fat and milk sugar content.
Note that all mammals milk contains sugar (lactose).
Two reasons: First they are higher in fat slowing down the sugar absorption rate.
Second in products like Cheese and Yoghurt,
sugar (lactose) is used up by the bacteria during fermentation.
4.2% Fat & 3.7% Sugar.
|Cows Milk: |
3.7% Fat & 4.9% Sugar.
|Dairy Food||Sugar Absorption Rate||Notes|
||High in fat and calories.
Try ½ fat, low fat or vegetable fat spreads such as sunflower and olive oil based spreads.
These can reduce the risk of heart complications.|
||High in fat and calories with the stronger tasting versions like stilton and mature cheddar tending to have the highest fat content.
Try ½ fat or low fat versions if trying to lose weight and reduce risk of heart complications.
For more details see the cheese - fat content table.
||High in fat and calories. Avoid varieties with added sugar.
Try ½ fat versions if trying to lose weight and reduce risk of heart complications.
For more details see the cream - fat content table.
||Fat is almost entirely in the yolk, about 1/3 of this is saturated fat.
The rest of the fat is mainly monounsaturated fat.
For more details see the egg - fat content table.
||Cows Milk is about 5% sugar - take care if using in large quantities.
Try either skimmed or semi-skimmed versions to reduce saturated fat intake.
For more details see the milk - fat content table.
|Condensed and Evaporated Milk||Unknown
||Condensed Milk has sugar added so avoid.
Evaporated Milk only has water removed so retains original fat and sugar in a concentrated form.
|Medium to Very Slow
||Unsweetened version are rated Very Slow.
Otherwise check the label for the amount of added sugar.
Try low fat versions if trying to lose weight and reduce risk of heart complications.