Are Eggs Good Or Bad For Diabetes?
To Egg or Not to Egg Have you ever tried a farm-fresh free range egg from a happy chicken? Never mind how to determine if a chicken is happy, the point is that these eggs are quite different from store-bought eggs. If they are free-range eggs, it is likely that the shells are a bit more fragile than from caged hens because the free-range hens are feeding on bugs, seeds, mash and corn without additives such as extra calcium and arsenic….the eggs may be brown and bumpy, but what about the nutritional differences between free-range and caged eggs? Are there any real differences? And, are eggs a healthy addition to your diet or not? Finally, can people with diabetes eat eggs? Will the eggs help or hurt people with diabetes? First things first—what are the nutritional benefits of eggs? Just One Jumbo Egg One jumbo egg contains, on average, 90 calories, with about 56 calories from fat—10% of which is saturated fat. Eggs also contain cholesterol (266mg)—but no carbohydrate and no sugar! Eggs are a great source of high quality and complete protein, almost 8 grams, containing all the essential and non-essential amino acid building blocks of protein. Eggs also have both omega-3 and o Continue reading >>