As a Type 2 diabetic you will need to go about making changes to your eating plan to help improve both your nutritional intake and your blood sugar levels. One food you should be eating on a regular basis is fish. Fish is high in protein, rich in nutrients and, depending on the variety you eat, will also provide the essential omega fats your body needs to function. They also deliver some big health benefits. Because essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, EPA) are not made in the body, you need to get them from your diet.
For whatever reason, many people are still not eating enough fish. Let’s walk through the top fish varieties you must make sure you are fitting into your eating plan on a regular basis to help make sure you are getting the right type of oils…
1. Salmon. First you have salmon. Salmon is the fish variety that contains a healthy dose of the omega-3 fats just mentioned – a fat source most of us are not taking in enough in our eating plan.
Salmon is also high in quality protein and can be baked, sautéed, barbecued, or even stir-fried. It’s highly versatile and will help ward off several health conditions.
Omega-3’s are vital for good health, so its one nutrient its strongly suggested you include in your eating plan. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish offer significant protection against not only Type 2 diabetes but also heart disease and major cancers such as lung, colon breast and prostate
2. Tilapia. Next up we have tilapia. This is one of the lowest calorie fish varieties and is also going to contain a relatively low-level of mercury, thus its safe to eat almost daily.
Since it is so lean, its ideal for those who are hoping to see a good level of fat loss while still being able to eat a decent amount of food.
You can prepare it in much the same ways as salmon, so that’s a win-win as well.
3. Canned Tuna. Canned tuna is another option to consider. While ideally you should stay away from albacore tuna as this does contain more mercury, flaked white tuna is great and can be eaten a couple of times per week.
The great thing about canned tuna is since you just have to open a can, it’s incredibly simple to prepare.
Use it for a fast meal on the go.
4. Basa. Finally, one last fish variety I’d recommend you check out is basa. Basa is one of the tastiest fish varieties and is going to supply you with a good dose of lean protein, a small dose of omega-3 fatty acids and, as well, its one of the lower sodium seafood varieties.
So keep these fish varieties in mind and make sure you are including them regularly in your diet plan. They are one source of protein you don’t want to miss out on.