I don’t know which number is more stunning.
The fact that more than one in 10 of all Americans already have diabetes. Or that more than one in three of all adults is on the verge of getting the disease.
But maybe the biggest shocker of all is this: Most of the nearly 90 million Americans with prediabetes are entirely unaware of the danger they’re in.
And that’s a huge tragedy. Because when you’re not aware that you’re staring down the barrel of diabetes, the chances are high that you won’t act in time to head off the disease and save your life.
So let me step in with one simple solution that could send your diabetes risk plunging.
Slash diabetes risk up to 22% with SEAFOOD
New research has revealed the easiest trick I’ve ever seen to take a big bite out of diabetes risk. Really, we’re talking about zero effort here, but big rewards.
It’s a single, DELICIOUS tweak to your dinner menu. And that’s opting for seafood. Do it just twice a week, and researchers say your odds of developing diabetes will plunge.
But there’s just one small catch. The “catch of the day” can’t be just any old fish dinner. While tilapia, cod, and shellfish are tasty and healthy too, they won’t do the trick here.
You need to pick an “oily” fish instead. In other words, a fatty, cold-water variety such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, or sardines.
They’re among nature’s best sources of the disease-beating omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. And the new study shows how topping them up twice a week – specifically from fish and not supplements – could cut your risk of diabetes by an impressive 22 percent.
To be clear, there’s no drug out there that can make a promise like that. In fact, there’s nothing on the pharmacy shelves proven to cut the risk of diabetes so easily and effectively.
But simply choosing seafood for dinner CAN do the job, according to the study of nearly 400,000 people (the largest of its kind to explore this connection).
Go fish for bunches of health benefits
Even if you’re NOT concerned about diabetes risk, the same seafood habit… fatty fish twice a week… can help your health in other ways.
Studies show a regular seafood habit could also help cut your risk of:
- heart disease
- heart attack
- heart failure
- death from heart problems
A lot of that is from the heart-healthy fatty acid EPA. But the other essential omega-3, DHA, is no slouch, either. Studies show IT can help enhance mood, memory, and more.
Now for my money, there’s no reason NOT to take advantage of this discovery since it’s easy to have fish twice a week. But I admit being a Maryland girl, I might be a bit biased. And I get it… some people just don’t like fish.
In that case, you can certainly opt for an omega-3 supplement. While whole foods are typically the best way to get a nutrient, and the benefit won’t be as big, you’ll still reap some major rewards. In fact, the new study found that fish oil capsules alone can cut the risk of diabetes by a healthy nine percent.
In my case, I opt for the best of both worlds. I eat fish several times a week. But I also take an omega-3 supplement to ensure all my bases are covered.