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Diabetes and Fish Oil

Diabetes is tough to live with, but adding omega-3 fish oil to your diet can make it easier. Research shows it can reduce high triglyceride levels, adjust cholesterol levels, and maybe even improve insulin sensitivity to make the condition less severe.

An article written by scientist in Amsterdam and analyzing 26 relevant clinical trials concluded that throughout all the results, fish oil lowered the triglycerides of diabetic subjects by nearly 30%. An article from the University of Maryland Medical Center noted that not only has omega-3 been noted to lower both triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), it may also help raise HDL (i.e., the "good" cholesterol). This is especially important as a study on 427 diabetes patients found that excess triglycerides may play a crucial role in, or at least predict...  Read More 

5 Things You Must Know about Diabetes and Omega-3 Fish Oil

The news is in: consuming omega-3 fatty acids has many positive impacts on the markers that indicate and diagnose the severity of diabetes.

It is widely acknowledged that getting omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) into the diet impacts our health in a number of crucial ways. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends this kind of nutritional boost because omega-3 fish oil is known to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, multiple scientific studies have now shown that consuming omega-3’s can improve the signs, and lower the risk, of diabetes in five major ways.  Read More

Managing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome 

Controlling diabetes or metabolic syndrome (a common precursor to type 2 diabetes) to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system is now an everyday challenge for more than 70 million Americans. Not smoking, controlling blood pressure, and exercising regularly remain crucial to this pursuit, but managing the diet is still Step One.

It all comes down to understanding a meal's content, nutrient balance, calorie count and fulfillment of bodily needs. But that doesn't help if the food tastes bad, or if it is impractical, unaffordable or difficult to eat while on the go.  Read More