Type 2 Diabetes – The Best Fish Varieties Diabetics Should Be Eating


As a type 2 diabetic, you need to change your eating plan to improve both your food intake and your blood sugar levels. One food you should eat regularly is fish. Fish is high in protein, rich in nutrients and, depending on the variety, also provides the essential omega fats your body needs to function. They also offer some great health benefits. Because essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, EPA) are not made in the body, you must get them from your diet.

For whatever reason, many people still don’t eat enough fish. Let’s walk through the best types of fish you need to make sure to fit into your eating plan on a regular basis to ensure you’re getting the right type of oils…

1. Salmon. First there is salmon. Salmon is the type of fish that packs a healthy dose of the omega-3 fats just mentioned — a source of fat that most of us don’t get enough of in our diet.

Salmon is also high in quality protein and can be baked, sautéed, grilled, or even broiled. It is very versatile and helps ward off several health problems.

Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to good health, so it is highly recommended that you include this one nutrient in your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish offer significant protection not only against type 2 diabetes, but also against heart disease and serious cancers such as lung, colon, breast and prostate cancer

2. Tilapia. Next we have tilapia. This is one of the lowest calorie types of fish and will also be relatively low in mercury, making it safe to eat almost every day.

Being so lean makes it ideal for those hoping to see some good fat loss while still being able to eat a decent amount of food.

You can cook it the same way as salmon, so that’s a win-win too.

3. Canned tuna. Canned tuna is another option to consider. While you should ideally stay away from albacore tuna as it contains more mercury, flaky albacore tuna is great and can be eaten a few times a week.

The great thing about canned tuna is that it’s incredibly easy to prepare, as you only have to open one can.

Use it for a quick meal on the go.

4. Basa. One last type of fish I would recommend is basa. One of the tastiest fish, basa will provide you with a good dose of lean protein, a small dose of omega-3 fatty acids, and one of the lower-sodium seafood varieties.

So keep these types of fish in mind and make sure you include them in your diet regularly. They’re a source of protein you won’t want to be without.

Thanks to Beverleigh H Piepers

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