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Fishing for a Solution: How Cooked Fish Can Improve Your Blood Sugar Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Consuming cooked fish may help improve glucose metabolism due to its high protein content and low glycemic index. The protein in fish takes longer to break down and convert into glucose, leading to a slower and more sustained release of glucose into the bloodstream. Additionally, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may also benefit insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake by the cells.

A Few Ways To Eat Cooked Fish For Better Glucose Control
• Swap out high glycemic index rice for lower glycemic indexes alternatives like cauliflower or black rice.
• Try consuming at least 100 grams of cooked fish to ensure an adequate protein intake.
• Instead of rice, you can get your carbohydrates from non-starchy vegetables like salads to increase fibre intake.
• You can follow the food flow strategy of consuming fibre, protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates to better control glucose response. Consult food strategy guides and recipes for further guidance.

Cooked fish is a low glycemic index (GI) food and a good source of protein. Consuming protein-rich foods can slow down the absorption of glucose from carbohydrates, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. However, it may lead to hyperglycemia when paired with high GI carbohydrates like white rice.

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