High-Egg Diet and Diabetes

Eggs, especially egg yolks, are often restricted in dietary recommendations because they contain cholesterol and saturated fats. The egg yolk is the portion of the egg that contains the cholesterol and fat, but it also contains protein, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals. Fuller et al. investigated whether consuming a high egg diet actually has a negative side effect on a variety of health measures. The study was conducted on subjects with pre type 2 diabetes, who consumed a high egg diet and weight loss program for 3 months. The effects of the diet was followed for another 6 months. The investigators didn’t discover any differences between a high egg and low egg diet on cardiometabolic risk factors including glycemia, serum lipids, markers of inflammation, or oxidative stress.


Eggs are packed with nutrients, and although there are a lot of dietary recommendations out there that claim they are harmful to our health, the research does not agree. Eggs are by far the best breakfast food out there. If you are trying to gain a little weight, eating 6 eggs and a protein shake is a great way to start off the day. Eggs are also very filling for only have about 75 calories in them. If you are trying to cut weight, eating 1 or 2 eggs in the morning is a perfect low-carb meal to keep you filled until lunch. Try to find local pasture raised chickens to get your eggs from. You’ll see the difference as soon as you crack them open with their bright orange yolks!

 

Find the entire article here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29741558

 

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