Who says people
with diabetes can’t eat seafood? In fact, there are several types of seafood
that are actually beneficial for diabetics, you know. Even so, diabetics do
have to be wise in consuming seafood according to the recommended portion.
Seafood is known as
a source of protein, good fats, vitamins, and minerals. Good fats contained in
seafood, namely omega-3 fatty acids, are considered good for maintaining
healthy heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular), which is often a problem in
Seafood Choices for Diabetics
As a good source of
protein and fat, seafood is very good for consumption, including diabetics. One
type of seafood that is recommended is fish. Eat fish at least 2 times a week.
Here are some
choices of sea fish and other seafood that can be included in the diet for
1. Salmon as a source of omega-3s
is often recommended for diabetics because it contains a lot of omega-3 fatty
acids that are beneficial for maintaining healthy brain, heart, and skin. But
given the relatively high price of salmon, diabetics can choose other types of
fish that are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as tuna or tuna.
Fatty acids are the
main components making up fat. Essential fatty acids are types of fatty acids
that can not be produced by the body, but are needed. Therefore, consumption of
foods containing essential fatty acids is very necessary to be done routinely.
There are two types
of essential fatty acids, namely omega-3 and omega-6. Both are polyunsaturated
fatty acids. As we already know, polyunsaturated fatty acids are a type of fat
that is good for health.
2. Sea tilapia as a source of protein
(tilapia salin) is a low fat fish which is known as a source of protein.
Compared to salmon, sea tilapia has a price that is more affordable and easier
Thanks to the
combination of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-6, sea tilapia has
benefits for the body in responding to the hormone insulin to reduce blood
3. Shrimp as calorie controller
people claim that shrimp are unhealthy because of their high cholesterol content,
a study shows that shrimp actually contains many nutrients, such as iodine and
omega-3 fatty acids.
Shrimp also have
low calories. As we know, diabetics need to count and limit the calories
consumed. So, shrimp can be a food choice for diabetics who need to limit
4. Oysters as a health supporter
diabetics are also allowed to consume oysters as a source of protein. A study
shows that consuming oysters is believed to reduce the risk of complications in
the form of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
In addition to
paying attention to the type and portion of seafood consumed, diabetics also
need to pay attention to its processing techniques. Try not to use too much oil
and salt when processing seafood.
To find out more
about the types and portions of seafood that are recommended, diabetics can
consult further with a nutritionist to get a recommendation for food in
accordance with the concession.