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Do Eggs Increase Diabetes Risk?

Do Eggs Increase Diabetes Risk?

One study finds that eating an egg a day can triple your risk of developing diabetes. But there's more to this story. Read on to see whether you should stop eating eggs. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin . Amanda recently asked me to comment on a study showing that eating five or more eggs a week could triple your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes . This study was highlighted in an online video posted by an MD who is also a well-known proponent of a vegan diet. Although this particular commentator always cites published research to support his points, he can be very selective about the studies that he highlights. He tends to cherry pick those that support his point of view and ignore those that dont. To be fair, this is something we are all somewhat liable to do. Upon closer inspection, this study did not actually find that people who ate a lot of eggs were more likely to develop diabetes. Rather, it showed that people who had been diagnosed with diabetes reported eating more eggs than those who hadnt. Its a subtle difference, but an important one. Interestingly, this study didnt collect information about other aspects of their diet, just eggs. They didnt ask, for example, how much bread, pasta, potatoes, soda, meat, fried foods, sweets, or vegetables they consumed. You have to wonder whether there might have been some other aspect of their diets that might have played a role. But this is not the only study to look at the link between egg consumption and diabetes risk. So, what do the others say? Is There a Link Between Eggs and Diabetes? Other studies have also found a positive correlation between egg consumption and diabetes risk. But in every other study I found, those who a Continue reading >>

Egg-rich Diet Not Harmful In Type 2 Diabetes

Egg-rich Diet Not Harmful In Type 2 Diabetes

Oct. 9, 2014 -- Eggs don't have a bad effect on cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers also found that eating an egg-rich diet for 3 months was linked to better appetite control, and may also provide a greater sense of feeling full. The findings suggest that eating two eggs per day, 6 days a week can be a safe part of a healthy diet for people with type 2, according to Nicholas Fuller, PhD, from the Boden Institute Clinical Trials Unit, University of Sydney, Australia. Fuller presented his findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2014 Meeting last month. He said the study was motivated by the negative perception widely held toward eggs in the diets of people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have also suggested that, although eating high amounts of eggs is not linked to heart problems in people without diabetes, it may be tied to heart problems in people with type 2, he said. National guidelines on eating eggs and total cholesterol limits are inconclusive, though, and guidelines vary between different countries, he said. For example, in Australia, the National Heart Foundation recommends a maximum of six eggs per week as part of a diet low in saturated fats for healthy people and in those with type 2 diabetes. But in the U.S., guidelines recommend cholesterol be limited to less than 300 milligrams per day for healthy people -- and one egg has about 200 milligrams of cholesterol. Those guidelines also suggest that people with type 2 stick to less than four eggs per week. There's a lack of research into the effects of eating high amounts of eggs in people with type 2 diabetes, Fuller said. The study led by Fuller explored health outcomes in people on a high-egg diet who had either prediabetes or type 2 diabet Continue reading >>

Are Eggs Good Or Bad For Diabetes?

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 omega-6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, D and some B vitamins. That same jumbo egg also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium, sodium and phosphorus.[1] Are There Nutritional Differences Between Free-Range and Caged Eggs? One recent study from Rutgers University has looked at the difference between free-range and caged eggs—that study found that free-range eggs are higher in vitamins and minerals and lower in cholesterol as compared to caged eggs. They also found that the meat from free-range chickens had less fat and tended to be tougher and stringier than caged birds. [2] Othe Continue reading >>

Diabetic Egg Breakfast Recipes

Diabetic Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with protein, eggs are a great way to start your day. Try one of these diabetes-friendly egg recipes that are carb-smart and delicious. Packed with protein, eggs are a great way to start your day. Try one of these diabetes-friendly egg recipes that are carb-smart and delicious. Packed with protein, eggs are a great way to start your day. Try one of these diabetes-friendly egg recipes that are carb-smart and delicious. Packed with protein, eggs are a great way to start your day. Try one of these diabetes-friendly egg recipes that are carb-smart and delicious. Continue reading >>

Can You Eat Eggs With Diabetes | Blackdoctor

Can You Eat Eggs With Diabetes | Blackdoctor

For many people with diabetes, the most challenging aspect of care is determining what to eat. As a diabetes educator, one of the many questions Im frequently asked is, Can I eat eggs? Until recently eggs were demonized because of their high cholesterol content. But eggs seem to be making a bit of a comeback, particularly after the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committees (DGAC) Scientific Report. The DGAC removed the prior recommendation to limit consumption of dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 mg per day because current evidence shows no appreciable relationship between dietary cholesterol found in food and cholesterol found in the blood. Moreover, there are many factors that influence your blood cholesterol more than dietary cholesterol, such as physical activity, your body weight, intake of saturated and trans fat, heredity, age, and your sex. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) also recommend three healthy eating patternsthe Healthy U.S.-style, the Healthy Mediterranean-style and the Healthy Vegetarian-style. These healthy eating patterns, which have been shown to reduce the risk of major chronic health conditionsincluding diabetes, all incorporate eggs. However, the change in cholesterol recommendation and the inclusion of eggs in the healthy eating patterns is not an indicator that dietary cholesterol is no longer important to consider. Studies show that eating one egg a day does not increase blood cholesterol levels in most people. But diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease. So, if you have high cholesterol, heart disease or diabetes, you should monitor your cholesterol levels and ask your health care provider just how many eggs you can eat. There is more to eggs than cholesterol. Here are some of the health benefi Continue reading >>

Are Eggs Safe For People With Diabetes To Eat?

Are Eggs Safe For People With Diabetes To Eat?

Are Eggs Safe for People With Diabetes to Eat? Eggs can be a great diabetes breakfast idea and, when eaten in moderation, can be a staple in the diabetes diet. Learn how they may affect your blood sugar before you dig in. Sign Up for Our Living with Diabetes Newsletter Thanks for signing up! You might also like these other newsletters: Sign up for more FREE Everyday Health newsletters . Eggs are rich in healthy fat and protein, meaning they can aid weight loss a potential benefit for people with diabetes who are overweight. In the past, whole eggs got a bad rap for their cholesterol and fat content. But thanks to new studies and a fresh perspective in the medical community, this budget-friendly protein source has reemerged as a dietitian favorite even for people with diabetes . Were getting away from limiting eggs in the diet of people with diabetes, as their benefits are quite extensive, says Elizabeth Ebner, a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with Hackensack Meridian Health in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Theyre considered a high biological value protein, which means they provide all the amino acids required in the body. When a protein source contains the essential amino acids in the right proportion required by humans, it is considered to have a high biological value. But before an egg could be seen as a protein-and-healthy-fat powerhouse, it had to shed its negative reputation. The cholesterol found in egg yolks was once cause for alarm among people with diabetes . The disease puts you at an increased risk of heart issues , and cholesterol was seen as a contributing factor to heart disease. The message was: Stay away from cholesterol to protect your ticker. According to a study published in September 2015 in Nutrients , the American Diabetes Associ Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

Four Eggs A Week 'can Reduce Risk Of Diabetes'

Four Eggs A Week 'can Reduce Risk Of Diabetes'

Four eggs a week 'can reduce risk of diabetes' Research finds that eggs reduce blood sugar levels Cracked it: eggs are healthier todayPhoto: Alamy Eating four eggs a week can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, according to a new study. Scientists found that egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of the disease as well as with lower blood sugar levels. The research, led by University of Eastern Finland, examined the eating habits of 2,332 men aged between 42 and 60. It found that those who ate four eggs per week had a 37 per cent lower risk than men who only ate one egg per week. The association persisted even when factors such as physical activity, body mass index, smoking and consumption of fruits and vegetables were taken into account. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , said that eggs contained many nutrients that could effect glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation. However, consumption of more than four eggs did not bring any significant additional benefits. And researchers warned that those who already have type 2 diabetes should not increase their egg intake, as they appeared to increase heart disease in those who had already been diagnosed with the condition. The scientists studied the eating and lifestyle habits of those who took part in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study between 1984 and 1989. Two decades later, 432 men had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Separate research has found that eating full-fat dairy products also slashed the risk of type 2 diabetes . Researchers at Lund University in Sweden found that those who ate high fat dairy products had a 23 per cent lower risk of developing the disease. Dr Ulrika Ericson said: "When we investigated the consumption of Continue reading >>

10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid

10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid

I once went to see a friend who has diabetes. Her table was laid out with a wonderful breakfast for the both of us. However, it didn’t look too much like a breakfast a diabetic should be eating. There were carbs, carbs, and more carbs. To me it was a dream, but my thought for her was, “oh geeze, her blood sugar!” It seems innocent enough that we were having; croissants, jam, fruit, and array of fresh juices. For most people, this is a very healthy start. For diabetics, it is missing one key item that will help stall the burn of all those carbs – protein!” Here you will see biggest diabetes breakfast mistakes you’re probably making and you didn’t know you were doing it. Don’t make these breakfast mistakes to keep your blood sugar stable. At the end I have also included list of some commonly asked questions about diabetes breakfast. 1. Skipping Protein When you eat carbohydrates alone, they are digested quickly causing spikes in your blood sugar levels. When paired with a protein, they bind together and take longer to digest and burn up. If you have a bowl of cereal and toast, eat an egg with it. Fruit with Yogurt. Pancakes with Sausage. In a hurry? Just add Peanut Butter to your toast! 2. Smoothies on the Run Smoothies make you feel great! No doubt a good smoothie gives you a rush to get you going, but turns out its mostly a sugar rush. Make sure to check our 8 best smoothies for people with diabetes. Add a scoop of protein powder to slow the burn. Drink a smoothie and nibble a hardboiled egg. Skip the smoothie and have a bowl of oatmeal with some bacon! 3. Not Eating Breakfast You may have been fine without breakfast before diabetes, but after you are diagnosed you may not be anymore. People who skip breakfast actually have higher blood sugars during the Continue reading >>

Eggs & Diabetes | Nutritionfacts.org

Eggs & Diabetes | Nutritionfacts.org

Even just a single egg a week may increase the risk of diabetesthe leading cause of lower-limb amputations, kidney failure, and new cases of blindness. Below is an approximation of this videos audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. Type 2 diabetesis becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases. What about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egga weekappeared to increase the odds of diabetes by 76%. Two eggs a week appeared to double the odds, and just a single egg a day tripled the odds. Three times greater risk of type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death and amputations, blindness, and kidney failure. This is not the first time a link between eggs and diabetes has been reported. In 2009, Harvard researchers found that a single egg a day or more was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women, and that finding has since also been confirmed in other populationsAsia in 2011, and Europe in 2012. And the high consumption of eggs associated with diabetes risk was less than one a daythough it appears you have to start early. Once you get into your 70s, avoiding eggs may not help. Once we then have diabetes, eggs may hasten our death. Eating one egg a day or more appears to shorten anyones lifespan, but may double the all-cause mortality for those with diabetes. Not good news for the egg industry. From a transcript of a closed meeting I foundthrough the Freedom of Information Act: Given the rate at which obesity and incidence of type II diabetes is growing in the US, any association between dietary c Continue reading >>

Can Diabetics Eat Eggs?

Can Diabetics Eat Eggs?

Your nutrition plan is one of the most important and potentially effective treatment tools to manage your diabetes. The objectives of your diabetes diet are controlling your blood sugar and reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications. Eggs may be a concern because they contain large amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats, nutrients that may contribute to your cardiovascular risk. When eaten in moderation, as part of a heart-healthy nutrition plan, you can include eggs as part of your diabetes diet unless your doctor recommends otherwise. Video of the Day Having diabetes increases your risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, characterized by cholesterol-laden deposits in the walls your arteries that obstruct blood flow. Abnormal blood fat levels further contribute to your risk of developing atherosclerosis. Your diabetes health care team will monitor your blood fat levels, including triglycerides and good and bad cholesterol. A heart-healthy diet is recommended for all diabetics to help reduce your risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Eggs are a nutritious food, packed with high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. The nutritional drawback of including eggs in your diabetes diet, however, is the fat content. A large egg contains approximately 210 mg of cholesterol and 1.6 g of saturated fats; a small egg contains 155 mg of cholesterol and 1.2 g of saturated fats. The good news is that all of the fat in eggs is in the yolk, which means it is easy to separate out. Incorporating Eggs into Your Diet The best option in terms of limiting your fat intake is to use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Egg whites work well for omelets or scrambled eggs. You can also boil whole eggs and remove the yolk after cooking. If you occasionally wa Continue reading >>

The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

beats1/Shutterstock Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and research shows that these nutrients reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity, drop insulin levels and fasting blood glucose, and blunt cravings. But not all chocolate is created equal. In a 2008 study from the University of Copenhagen, people who ate dark chocolate reported that they felt less like eating sweet, salty, or fatty foods compared to volunteers given milk chocolate, with its lower levels of beneficial flavonoids (and, often, more sugar and fat, too). Dark chocolate also cut the amount of pizza that volunteers consumed later in the same day, by 15 percent. The flavonoids in chocolate have also been shown to lower stroke risk, calm blood pressure, and reduce your risk for a heart attack by 2 percent over five years. (Want more delicious, healthy, seasonal foods? Click here.) Jiri Vaclavek/Shutterstock Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero. As with other cruciferous veggies, like kale and cauliflower, it contains a compound called sulforaphane, which triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from the cardiovascular damage that’s often a consequence of diabetes. (Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with diabetes, so this protection could be a lifesaver.) Sulforaphane also helps flip on the body’s natural detox mechanisms, coaxing enzymes to turn dangerous cancer-causing chemicals into more innocent forms that the body can easily release. Blueberries funnyangel/Shutterstock Blueberries really stand out: They contain both insoluble fiber (which “flushes” fat out of your system) and soluble fiber (which slows down the emptying of your stomach, and improves blood sugar control). In a study by the USDA, peopl Continue reading >>

All It Takes Is One Boiled Egg To Control Sugar Levels In The Blood

All It Takes Is One Boiled Egg To Control Sugar Levels In The Blood

Every time you eat, your blood sugar levels go up. This is especially true for individuals who have type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance. Having to learn how to control your blood sugar levels within a healthy range is by no means an easy task. It can take months for a newly diagnosed patient to learn what to eat and what to avoid. And during this period of time, someone with type 2 diabetes is likely to experience high blood sugar levels, which is detrimental to their overall health. Too much sugar in the blood for long periods of time can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems. (1) How To Control Blood Sugar Levels For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows: Between 4.0 to 6.0 mmol/L (72 to 108 mg/dL) when fasting. Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating. (2) For people with insulin resistance, their blood sugar levels remain high long after having finished their meal. Fortunately, there are many foods you can eat that can help you control blood sugar levels naturally. As you’ll learn eventually, relying on expensive diabetes drugs in the long-run can have negative side effects on your body. Below is a powerful remedy that combines three simple ingredients to prevent your blood sugar levels from going rampant. For this recipe all you will need is apple cider vinegar, water, and a boiled egg. See also: Reversing diabetes Type-2 Instructions: Boil an egg in the afternoon, and peel it. Pierce the egg a 2-3 times using a toothpick. Put the egg in a mason jar and pour just enough vinegar over it so that it is completely covered. Close the jar and let it soak overnight in your refrigerator. The next morning, drink a glass of warm water and eat your egg. Repeat th Continue reading >>

Link Between Eggs And Diabetes Varies Depending On The Question

Link Between Eggs And Diabetes Varies Depending On The Question

Link between eggs and diabetes varies depending on the question African Americans with diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may be eating more eggs; but eggs were not associated with the development of T2DM. The Jackson Heart Study is the largest single-site, prospective, epidemiologic investigation of cardiovascular disease among African Americans. Diabetes is among the important risk factors for cardiovascular disease being studied among this cohort. In this study, the researchers evaluated whether there was an association betweenegg consumption andrisk of T2DM.The results pose a chicken and egg type question about which came first, diabetes or higher egg consumption? At the start of the study (looking at a cross-section in time in those with existing T2DM), prevalence of diabetes was higher among African Americans with higher egg consumption. In other words, subjects who were already diagnosed with T2DM were more likely to eat eggs 1 or more times per week. Then came surprising results suggesting that diabetes might have preceded higher egg consumption. There was no relationship between egg consumption and T2DM risk factors or indicators, including glycosylated hemoglobin (an indicator of blood sugar control), HOMA-IR or HOMA-B (indicators of insulin resistance) among subjects without T2DM at baseline. Furthermore, during 7.3 years of follow-up in subjects who were free of T2DM at the start of the study, there was no relationship between egg consumption and risk of developing T2DM. This evidence does not support a cause-effect relationship between eggs and T2DM. [E]gg consumption was not associated with the risk of developing T2DM. In discussing findings, they noted the lack of association with incident T2DM was consistent with other research studies, while con Continue reading >>

Can You Eat Eggs If You Have Diabetes?

Can You Eat Eggs If You Have Diabetes?

To eat or not to eat? Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein. The American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half a gram of carbohydrates, so it’s thought that they aren’t going to raise your blood sugar. Eggs are high in cholesterol, though. One large egg contains nearly 200 mg of cholesterol, but whether or not this negatively affects the body is debatable. Monitoring your cholesterol is important if you have diabetes because diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream also raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But dietary intake of cholesterol doesn’t have as profound an effect on blood levels as was once thought. So, it’s important for anyone with diabetes to be aware of and minimize other heart disease risks. A whole egg contains about 7 grams of protein. Eggs are also an excellent source of potassium, which supports nerve and muscle health. Potassium helps balance sodium levels in the body as well, which improves your cardiovascular health. Eggs have many nutrients, such as lutein and choline. Lutein protects you against disease and choline is thought to improve brain health. Egg yolks contain biotin, which is important for healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as insulin production. Eggs from chickens that roam on pastures are high in omega-3s, which are beneficial fats for people with diabetes. Eggs are easy on the waistline, too. One large egg has only about 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, only 1.6 grams of which are saturated fat. Eggs are versatile and can be prepared in different ways to suit your tastes. You can make an already-healthy food even better by mixi Continue reading >>

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