DONATE
FOR PHYSICIANS
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
ETHICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION
MEDIA CENTER
LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
CLINICAL RESEARCH
EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
MEMBERSHIP
SHOP

Connect with Us

 

 

The Physicians Committee



Help Your Patients: Diabetes Resources for Health Professionals

Vegan Success Stories

21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Nutrition CME: Free CME classes for health care professionals




The Vegan Diet How-To Guide for Diabetes

Step 2. Avoiding Added Vegetable Oils and Other High-Fat Foods

Although most vegetable oils are in some ways healthier than animal fats, you will still want to keep them to a minimum. All fats and oils are highly concentrated in calories. A gram of any fat or oil contains nine calories, compared to only four calories for a gram of carbohydrate. Here are some tips for cooking without oils:

  • Cook with vegetable broth or water
  • Steam instead of fry
  • Use nonstick cooking spray
  • Top salads with nonfat dressings
  • Use spices instead of added oils to flavor foods.
  • Use mustard instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches
  • Use bean spreads, hummus, or jam instead of margarine
  • Use applesauce in baked recipes
  • Read package labels. It is best if a serving of food has only about two grams of fat.

A diet that eliminates added oils is not a no-fat diet. There are traces of vegetable oils in vegetables, beans, whole grains, and fruits; these are necessary for health.

no hamburger or friesAvoid Foods Fried in Oil

This means avoiding French fries and onion rings.

lemonsAvoid fatty or oily toppings: Typical salad dressings are out. Acceptable toppings include nonfat dressings, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar. 

Avoid Avocados, Olives, and Peanut Butter

 



Step 1: A Vegan Diet: Avoiding Animal Products

Step 2: Avoiding Added Vegetable Oils

Step 3: Low Glycemic Index

Step 4: Go High-Fiber

Step 5: Volumetrics

Step 6: Focus on the New Four Food Groups

Meal Suggestions

General Tips

Troubleshooting


Diabetes Resources from Dr. Neal Barnard
Diabetes Prevention Pack SPECIAL OFFER for National Diabetes Month only $15.99
Free Shipping included

COMMUNITY

Nutrition and Cooking Classes

Diabetes Videos and Webcasts

Success Stories

Help Your Patients

RESOURCES

Fact Sheets and Recipes

Latest Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrición y Diabetes

The Power to Heal Diabetes -
Food For Life in Indian country

Diet and Diabetes Kit

Order our Diet and Diabetes
Literature Kit >

Diabetes Resources from Dr. Neal Barnard >

International Diabetes Conference

Nutrition CME: Diabetes Mellitus

 
This site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for informational purposes only.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

The Physicians Committee
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210     Email: pcrm@pcrm.org