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Eat More Fish, Less Red Meat to Help Prevent Diabetes


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At your next dinner out, you may want to rethink your steak order and splurge on salmon instead; researchers have found another potential benefit of adding more fish to your diet. The study suggests that swapping the red meat in your diet for fish may help to prevent diabetes. 

The study looked at almost 1,000 people in the Valencian Community in Spain to determine what role red meat and fish played in the healthiness of a Mediterranean diet (which has already been proven to be incredibly good for you). What they learned was that eating lots of cured red meats was associated with greater weight gain and a higher obesity rate. However, eating fish of any kind was linked to lower glucose concentrations and a reduced risk of developing diabetes.

Researchers hypothesize that eating fish, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, help improve insulin sensitivity, but more research is necessary. 
Do you eat fish? How many times a week? Try this fish recipe tonight!


Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites and A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.


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