When you have diabetes, you want to land fish on your plate, especially fatty, cold-water fish. Sardines and other small, fatty fish are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies can only get from the food we eat. Sardines and other omega-3-rich fish help in a couple of ways: They're a great source of fat and protein to slow absorption of blood sugars, and they help protect your cardiovascular system, which irregular blood sugar fluctuations that can come with diabetes can damage. The healthy fat in sardines is good for your brain, too, and may help fend off Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
- Q How can I avoid sodium in canned or frozen vegetables if I have diabetes?
- Q How many servings of vegetables should I eat per day if I have diabetes?
- Q What are good foods to eat on a diabetic diet?
- Q Can people with type 2 diabetes eat as much fruit as they want?
- Q Is Whey Low a good sugar substitute for people with diabetes?
- Q What is a radish appetizer recipe for people with diabetes?