Remaining active and eating a healthy diet are two of the best publicised ways to prevent diabetes. But a new study shows you can further reduce your risk of developing diabetes, simply by taking fish oil capsules! Read on to discover the new health benefits of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish oil capsules and how to get the same health benefits from eating more oily fish.
Fish oil capsules have long been prescribed as a way to treat heart disease
Now, there’s even more reason to take fish oil supplements, as a study has found fish oil capsules can also reduce your risk of developing diabetes
Here’s why fish oil capsules help prevent diabetes…
The study reveals that fish oil capsules or omega 3 fatty acids, boost your natural levels of the hormone called adiponectin, which affects insulin sensitivity, says Health24.
Adiponectin also helps the body regulate glucose and control inflammation that typically leads to the development of diabetes.
Previous animal studies had found that found fish oil increased circulating adiponectin, but this is the first time the effect in humans has also been established, confirms Health24
says adult-onset or type II diabetes
, usually appears after the age of 40, it’s a good idea to start taking fish oil capsules before this age as a preventative measure.
Eating fish oil twice a day will help you live up to two years longer, says The Global Post.
So in addition to fish oil supplements, you can also up your intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more oily fish like trout, herrings, sardines, salmon and mackerel, says FSP Health
Watch for these four signs that you’re overdoing the fish oil supplements…
Just be careful not to overdo it – you’ll know you’re taking in too much fish oil if you suddenly notice “bad breath, fish-odour burps, loose stool or upset stomachs”, warns eHow
To be on the safe side, consume no more than four servings of oil fish per week – that way you won’t need fish oil supplements at all.
But if you can’t stomach that amount of fish, limit your fish oil intake to two pills a day so you get the recommended 2,000 mg, says eZineArticles
It’s one of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of developing type II diabetes