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Eggs — a perfect choice for people with diabetes

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The right amount of protein and healthy fats in eggs help control blood sugar level so even those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can enjoy them in moderation.

Most people with diabetes avoid eggs and deprive themselves of their health benefits. Here is what we know about why eating eggs the right way can actually help you fight your disease:

  • Breakfast is usually a 'problem' meal that can cause blood sugar spikes for people with type 2 diabetes. But eating a low-carbohydrate, higher-fat breakfast like omelet prevents spikes and improves the stability of glucose.
  • Having a zero glycemic index score means that eggs have less effect on blood sugar level. When combined with dietary fibre, eggs help reduce food intake and the body's glycemic response.
  • Eggs are rich in nutrients but low in calories. This itself can help you maintain healthy body weight. Eggs are a complete protein — they contain nine amino acids that can only be obtained from foods.
  • You might be concerned about the cholesterol content in eggs. Yes, they are high in cholesterol, however, research shows that cholesterol present in food has little effect on raising overall cholesterol level in your body.
  • Researchers also found out that following an egg-rich diet leads to better appetite control providing a longer sense of feeling full.

Remember that balance is the key. Stick to eating one or two eggs per day, but try not to exceed five eggs per week.

This way you will enjoy great benefits of egg-packed diet without any danger for your health.

Photo: Sweet Potato Fries & Deviled Eggs from our breakfast menu.

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