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...
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