We are aware that the food group of fish and shellfish must be included in any balanced diet, but did you know the benefits of fish to combat diabetes?
Reduces cardiovascular risk
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), adults with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer a myocardial attack.
We refer to data: 80% of people with diabetes die from cardiovascular disease as well as we indicate the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN). Statistics that could be reduced with a diet free of “bad fats”.
The acids DHA and EPA together with the Omega 3 contained in fish, especially the blue one, reduce the inflammation of the arteries, helping them to function and avoiding the accumulation of fats as well as improving sensitivity to insulin.
Reduces the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy
Fish oil has long been used to reduce tingling and limb stiffness, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Thanks to the recent study of the Iowa City VA Health Care System we can state that fish provides essential nutrients to slow the progression and reverse the nervous affectation of this disease.
Source of protein
The protein rate of fish varies between 13 and 20 percent depending on the species. Protein is basic to a balanced diet so it is recommended for a lower intake of carbohydrates.
This is also the case for people with diabetes. Although it should be consumed in reasonable amounts as the American Diabetes Association explains.