In today’s video, we are going to talk about Shrimp and Diabetes.
From an elegant tray of shrimp cocktail at a party to a row of grilled shrimp at a backyard barbecue, there are so many ways for seafood lovers to enjoy this classic crustacean, even with diabetes. But be aware not all of them are good for you! Most people consider seafood to be a pretty healthy food group. And they often think of “superfoods” like salmon with all those heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
But what about shellfish like shrimp? Are they just as good for you? Like with many foods, not all types of shrimp are created equal! Just as a greasy fish stick or a piece of fried chicken isn’t healthy, a battered, deep-fried piece of shrimp isn’t doing your body any favors either. The healthiness of seafood all depends on how you prepare it. With that said, let’s see which kinds of shrimp get a passing grade and which ones are best skipped over.
Planning a diabetes diet isn’t very difficult if you include more seafood in it. More than fish, there are a few more seafoods that is rich in heart-healthy fats and nutrition. Shrimp is among the best food choices for a diabetic. Being low in sugar, and carbs, it has got a lot of Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are vital for the overall health of a diabetic. Due to high nutritional composition, doctors recommend that every diabetic should consume a minimum of 2 servings of seafood per week. Let us know more about the impact of Shrimp on a diabetes diet.
Shrimp Are A Rich Source of Best Quality Omega-3.
In diabetes, the cell membranes get damaged and become very stiff. These people are “insulin resistant” which implies that their body fails to respond to insulin hormone when it indicates the cell to consume glucose. The result is that Glucose fails to make its way to these damaged membranes, and so sugar starts to get deposited in the blood that causes havoc in their body.
To repair these membranes, you need to remove foods that have trans fat in them and replace it with healthy omega-3 fats. These fats help in repairing your damaged cell membranes and maintain them in the best sources. That is the reason why a diabetic should focus on foods that have got good amounts of omega 3 fats in them. Shrimp is considered to be an ideal source of omega-3.
It has several different types of Omega-3 fats in it. The majority of Omega-3 fats present in it are in animal form. They are healthy, and easy to digest by a human being. Secondly, the omega-3 fats present in shrimp and other forms of crustaceans get bonded to a specific phospholipid molecule. It is easy to absorb by the body than when it is joined to triglyceride molecule in the case of fish.
Incredible Nutritional Composition.
Shrimp is considered to be an ideal food for a diabetic due to its nutritional composition. It is low in fat, high in protein, and has almost no carbs in it. For a diabetic, protein is also important to be included in meals. This is because protein makes a person fuller, and also aids in the metabolization of fat in the body. Each bite of juicy, and moist shrimp is loaded with lean protein without any fat.
In addition, Shrimp has no amount of carbohydrates, which makes it a low GI food. A diabetic has always been advised to go on a low carb, and high protein diet and Shrimp is the best match. Eating it regularly does not cause any spike in your blood glucose levels. Therefore, Shrimp is safe for inclusion in your diabetes meal.
No worries about Cholesterol management.
Shrimp contains cholesterol, but it is present in low amounts as saturated fat. When you eat this seafood, it will raise your good cholesterol content and not bad cholesterol. So, this quality again makes Shrimp a healthy addition to your meal.
Sources: https://diabetesmealplans.com/16036/shrimp-and-diabetes/, http://myfoodwiki.com/can-a-diabetic-eat-shrimp/
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