Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease. In this, the body becomes insulin resistant, that is, the body is not able to use insulin in the way it should. Type 2 diabetes is not just related to blood sugar. Along with increasing the blood sugar level in the body, it can also increase many complications. Type 2 diabetes substantially increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. Therefore, it is necessary to keep type 2 diabetes under control. For this, doctors recommend medicines, a healthy diet, and lifestyle changes. At the same time, it is said to avoid sugar, carbs, and high calories. In such a situation, the question comes to the mind of many people whether they can eat fish for type 2 diabetes or not.

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Today in this article you will know whether a diabetic patient should consume fish or not -

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  1. Can eat fish in type 2 diabetes?
  2. How many times a week should people with type 2 diabetes eat fish?
  3. How to eat fish in diabetes?
  4. Which fish should be eaten for type 2 diabetes?
  5. Takeaway
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Much research has been done on whether fish can be eaten for type 2 diabetes. Some research believes that fish can be eaten for diabetes. Fish has been considered the best source of protein and healthy fat. Along with this, various types of vitamins and minerals are also found in them. Eating fish reduces the risk of heart disease. Apart from this, some research also suggests that eating fish can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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According to the American Heart Association, people with type 2 diabetes can eat fish 2 times per week. Fish like salmon, trout, and sardines can be consumed for diabetes. Omega-3 fatty acids are high in this type of fish. At the same time, type 2 diabetes patients should avoid consuming shark, swordfish, and tilefish.

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According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes can eat grilled fish. Apart from this, fish can also be eaten by boiling or baking, because if fried fish is eaten, then the body can get more carbs and calories. This can increase the level of blood sugar.

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Most studies show that eating fish 1 or 2 times a week can keep blood sugar levels under control. In the research which has proved that fish can be eaten for type 2 diabetes, they have also mentioned some special types of fish. These fish can be eaten for type 2 diabetes. Eating these fish can also reduce the risk of heart disease related to diabetes -

Salmon fish

If someone has type 2 diabetes, then you can eat salmon fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in abundance in salmon fish. It is a healthy fat, which can help in reducing the risk of heart disease, heart failure, and stroke caused by diabetes to a great extent. According to a study, eating salmon fish twice a week can be beneficial.

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Tilapia fish

Eating tilapia fish can also prove beneficial for type 2 diabetes. Tilapia is low in calories, while protein is found in high quantities. According to research, eating it after cooking it in steam can be beneficial. One small tilapia contains 137 calories and 28.5 grams of protein.

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Cod fish is also low in calories and high in protein. This is a white fish. It contains omega-3 fatty acids. Cod fish can be eaten for type 2 diabetes. It can reduce the risk of diabetes-related heart disease. In diabetes, cod can be eaten cooked in olive oil.

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Trout fish

Trout fish also has a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. This fish is known to be beneficial for heart health, but one should avoid using excess salt while cooking trout fish. Apart from this, shrimp fish can also be eaten. It is low in calories and high in protein, but it is high in cholesterol. Therefore, if someone has very high blood sugar or cholesterol levels, then avoid it.

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Tuna fish

Eating tuna fish can also be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. You can eat tuna fish by frying it. Lemon and black pepper etc. can be sprinkled in it to enhance its taste.

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Sardine fish

Sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from this, calcium and vitamin D are also found in them. Let us tell you that 56 grams of sardine fish contain about 108 milligrams of calcium. At the same time, 1.36 mcg of Vitamin D is found. Heart health also remains better by eating this fish.

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Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease. Medicines, diet, and exercise play an important role in keeping this disease under control. It is necessary to take a healthy diet for diabetes. If we talk about eating fish for type 2 diabetes, then much research has been done on this. Some research suggests that fish should not be eaten for type 2 diabetes, while some studies have proved that sardines, salmon, trout, and cod fish can be consumed for type 2 diabetes. Therefore, a patient suffering from diabetes should eat fish only after asking the doctor.

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