GI Diet Advice About Fish
Guide to Eating Fish, Shellfish on GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Fish

Fish is Perfect For GI Diets

Fresh fish and shellfish are highly nutritious, have a low GI value and are perfect foods for any healthy GI diet plan. Oily fish (eg. mackerel, salmon, herring) although high in fat has exceptional nutritional value due to its content of DHA and EPA fish oils which contain omega-3 essential fatty acids which are believed to reduce LDL cholesterol (bad) and raise HDL cholesterol (good).

Higher GI Fish Food

Breaded fish or processed fish meals have a higher GI value and should be chosen with more care.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Fish

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, eat plenty of fish, especially oily fish. See below for specific GI diet advice about fish and shellfish

Best Fish To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Best foods in the fish and shellfish food group include:

All fresh or frozen fish; all fresh shellfish, squid etc.

Types of Fish To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in the fish and shellfish food group which are less suitable, include:

Breaded fish, fish sticks, breaded clams, shrimp, or other shellfish.

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Weight loss diets based on low-GI foods help to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after meals and snacks. Less glucose in the bloodstream causes the pancreas to secrete less insulin. This combination of less blood glucose and less insulin helps to avoid metabolic health problems such as pre-diabetes, hyperinsulinism and reduced glucose tolerance.

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