Diabetes can be difficult to manage, especially if you love fatty foods. If you fear that you may be at risk, don’t worry – we are here to show you how you can still eat delicious fatty foods and still lower your risk of diabetes! All you have to do is focus on these six beneficial and delicious fats instead of the bad ones!
Number Six: Lower Diabetes Risk with Olive Oil
Olive oil is the most beneficial of any oil because it is monounsaturated. Monounsaturated fats are very good for you because they lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol. Not only is it good for you, it will add an extra essence of flavor to any recipe!
Number Five: Nuts or Nut Butter
Nuts are essential to healthy eating, but they do have a lot of calories so you have to moderate your intake. The best part of nut-based foods is that you get a heavy dose of protein as well! Nuts or nut butter made with cashews, pecans, and peanuts are monounsaturated, so they will help to lower your bad cholesterol levels.
Number Four: Corn Oil
No oil (besides olive oil) will ever be exceptionally good for you, but corn oil is a great substitute to vegetable oil. If you really must fry your food, reach for the corn oil instead of saturated oils.
Number Three: Seeds
Seeds are a great source of polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats aren’t as magical as monounsaturated fats, but these fats are a great substitute for unhealthy fats like trans or saturated fats. By eating seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds, you can trick your body into thinking you are satisfying your fried food cravings!
Number Two: Avocado
Avocado is at the peak of superfood trends these days, and for good reason! They are one of the greatest sources of monounsaturated fats, which are great because these fats will lower your bad cholesterol. Be careful though, this vegetable has a lot of calories!
Number One: Omega-3’s
You hear a lot about how good Omega-3 fats are for you these days, but somehow they still haven’t earned the title of “superfood”. We won’t hesitate to be the first to say it – they are extra-magical superfoods! The most beneficial sources of these miraculous fats are salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, and even herring (all non-fried, of course). These fats help regulate blood levels, and keep your body extremely heart healthy. We hope you enjoyed our list of the six healthy fats to lower your risk for diabetes!