Everyone loves eggs. Be it poached eggs for breakfast or a midnight craving for cheese omelets, eggs are a staple snack in most households. But, there's more to these humble eggs than meets the eye. Like milk, eggs are often called superfoods – a favorite amongst people looking to shed that extra weight or get a chiseled body. Love eggs? But worried about your diabetes? Find out if eggs are good for diabetes.
|1 Country Boiled Egg|
|Vitamin B12: 9%|
|Vitamin B2: 15%|
|Vitamin A: 6%|
Since the glycemic index of an egg is zero, it is considered safe for people with diabetes. GI value is particularly interesting to people who struggle with diabetes in general and primarily Type 2 diabetes. Other nutrients include proteins, fats, micronutrients like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, traces of sodium, and all vitamins except Vitamin C. Eggs are also rich in antioxidants
Foods with a perfect GI score, zero, are like a dream for any person with diabetes. Eggs offer zero GI that makes it a diabetes superfood. Additionally, studies have shown that eating a breakfast with eggs (low carb, high fat) helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetics all through the day.
Eggs are the most versatile of proteins. You can boil them, poach them or make a healthy egg salad. Just stay away from the oily variants. Egg white and sugar, which is often the base for all good dessert bakes (marshmallows, macaroons), is awful for a diabetic diet.
If you have diabetes, moderation is the key. You can safely consume up to 2 eggs a day but make sure you include other nutritional food in your diet. Eggs are best eaten in the morning as breakfast.
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