High Blood Sugar? More Omegas, Less Butter

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If you are worried about your blood sugar or have a family history of diabetes, you probably watch your carbohydrates closely.  Eating more low glycemic foods and less high glycemic foods helps control those blood sugar spikes.

What you may not know is that the kinds of fats you eat also effect your blood sugar levels by influencing your insulin resistance.  New research looked into two common types of fats to see what effects they have.

One hundred and twenty six adults with normal blood sugar levels had their fasting blood sugar levels recorded.  Their intake of saturated fats and omega-3 fats were recorded as well over three days.

They found that saturated fat intake was associated with reduced insulin function and omega-3 fat intake with improved insulin function.

Public Health Nutr. 2013

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