Good Eggs, Bad Eggs?
For decades, eggs have been the subject of nutritional controversy. Studies touting their health benefits have gained attention, only to be followed by other studies warning of the dire consequences of eating them. Recently, eggs have been enjoying something of a critical revival, as the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee appears on the verge of scrapping its longtime recommendation to limit dietary cholesterol intake in the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans set to be released this fall. A recent study, however, offers mixed news on eggs for people with — or at risk of developing — Type 2 diabetes. Published earlier this month in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study looked at 2,332 Finnish men between the ages of 42 and 60 who were initially surveyed and evaluated in the 1980s, then 4, 11, and 20 years later. During this follow-up period, 432 men developed Type 2 diabetes. Those participants who initially consumed the most eggs were found to be 38% less likely to develop diabetes than those who consumed the least eggs in the study — a difference between eating an average of about four eggs versus less than one egg per week. As noted in an article on the study in The Telegraph, the association between egg intake and diabetes risk stayed the same when factors such as physical activity levels, body-mass index, smoking status, and fruit and vegetable intake were taken into account. No benefit was seen, however, from eating more than four eggs per week. The researchers for this study speculated that the benefits of egg consumption could be due to nutrients contained in eggs that affect glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation. They warned, though, against recommending eggs for people who already have Type 2 diabete Continue reading >>
Type 1 - Fried Egg Carbs | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I've recently started eating fried eggs with bread of breakfast, and I thought fried eggs had no carbs so only counted carbs for the bread, however a few hours later my blood sugar is always in the high teens! My carb counting for bread is pretty accurate so what could be causing this, are there carbs in eggs? It only happens when I eat fried eggs! Adding fat to anything will slow down absorption, so maybe the carbs are just waiting to catch you You could do a test one day with eggs, next without. I'd be surprised if eggs made a difference. I've recently started eating fried eggs with bread of breakfast, and I thought fried eggs had no carbs so only counted carbs for the bread, however a few hours later my blood sugar is always in the high teens! My carb counting for bread is pretty accurate so what could be causing this, are there carbs in eggs? It only happens when I eat fried eggs! Don't worry about eggs but be careful about bread 100g of bread = 57g carbs and 5g sugar total = about 63g that means when you eat 100g bread = about 50 eggs How many carbs do you think are in your slice of bread? And which bread is it exactly (assuming it's shop bought!)? Thanks for that didn't know eggs had carbs, even small amounts, so they are now of the menu Hi @Lydia13 . You are correct , eggs are not something to consider regarding carbs. BUT they are protein. Protein can cause an increase in BS levels. It's a process called Gluconeogenesis. Maybe a good idea to google it and see how it works. It affects us in different ways, have a read and see what you think and if you're still unsure ask some more questions. I would say that it is probably the bread. I used to Continue reading >>
8 Foods To Eat To Beat Diabetes (and 5 To Avoid!)
Carnivores, rejoice: These foods (poultry without the skin) are fair game in a diabetes-friendly diet. Why? Because they're high in protein (result: full stomach) but typically low in fat (result: better weight management). Fatty fish also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which cut down on cardiovascular problems that can accompany diabetes. Continue reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eat Eggs To Beat Diabetes: Four A Week Can Slash Risk By 40 Per Cent
Researchers were stunned to learn that, although naturally high in cholesterol, eggs can cut the danger of developing Type 2 diabetes by almost 40 per cent. The findings suggest eggs could play a crucial role in halting an epidemic of the condition which is sweeping Britain. Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland said they think the results may be due to nutrients in eggs that improve the way the body metabolises sugar and help to dampen down inflammation which leads to chronic illness. Previous studies had shown eggs raise cholesterol levels in patients who already have diabetes, but there had been little research on whether they made it likelier for people to develop the condition in the first place. The specific suggestion of a protective effect against diabetes is interesting and needs further study to explain why this might be the case The Finnish scientists analysed the eating habits of 2,332 middle-aged men who signed up to a study in the l980s. Over the next 20 years, 432 of the men developed Type 2 diabetes. The scientists found that men who ate roughly four eggs a week were 38 per cent less likely to fall ill than those who rarely or never ate eggs. They had lower blood sugar levels without seeing a steep rise in cholesterol. The researchers said that eating more than four eggs a week did not seem to increase protection and stressed that they did not look at how the eggs were cooked. Boiling, scrambling and poaching are regarded as the healthiest options while frying eggs can increase cholesterol intake by 50 per cent. Professor Jyrki Virtanen said: “Eggs are a common, affordable, and readily available food item and a good source of potentially beneficial nutrients. "These include high-quality protein, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. In addition Continue reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Can A Diabetic Eat Eggs?
There is a lot of confusion out there about what a diabetic can eat and can’t eat and eggs happen to be one of those foods, right? You might have been told by someone not to eat them because they are high in cholesterol. Or you might have been told not to eat the egg yolks because of this reason. Well whether you’re a diabetic or not, the answer is no there is no truth in the egg yolk myth. Eggs are High In Nutrients Unfortunately it is one of those old time dogmas that has stuck in the minds of many. One of the reasons behind this is the whole cholesterol myth. We’re told not to eat egg yolks because they are high in cholesterol but egg yolks contain many valuable nutrients and are actually the most nutritious part of the egg, calcium, folate, vitamin A and D. Take a look at the nutrition data for eggs at the bottom of this post. You will see that the yolk does contain all of the fat but it also contains most of the nutritious nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Cholesterol Intake Does Not Equal Higher Blood Cholesterol Yes eggs do contain cholesterol but we do not obtain much cholesterol from the foods we eat. So cholesterol in foods does not automatically equate to more cholesterol in our body. Our liver produces cholesterol internally and in fact things like sugar, which is part fructose, promotes more cholesterol production that an egg. If you want more info about eggs I shared the whole details back in podcast #36. And if you want to know more about fructose metabolism and what occurs then listen to podcast #55. It’s Not About The Fat Either Yes eggs do contain some saturated fat but you’ll notice in the nutrition data below that the predominant source of fat in eggs is monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat is good for us, it helps decrease Continue reading >>
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. 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.  Othe Continue reading >>
Healthy Eggs For People With Diabetes
Eggs can be one of the healthiest foods for people with diabetes to eat. But some people still doubt that fact. And the way many of us prepare them aren’t healthy. One large fresh, whole, raw egg has just 72 calories. It has a bit more than 6 grams of protein, a bit less than 5 grams of fat, and less than one-third of a gram of carbohydrate, according to the USDA’s National Nutrient Database. No wonder that those of us who follow the low-carb lifestyle usually eat eggs. Eggs have complete protein with an optimal balance of the nine essential amino acids. The fats are largely monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. The carbohydrates don’t include any sucrose or fructose. Yet some people are still concerned about the amount of cholesterol in eggs. A large one has 186 mg. The standard diet that our doctors have been recommending for decades is to consume no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day. However, some of the most advanced medical minds know that the cholesterol we eat has little effect on our blood levels of cholesterol, high levels of which supposedly lead to heart disease. Actually, more than 20 years ago The New England Journal of Medicine reported that an 88-year-old man regularly ate 25 eggs a day and had a normal cholesterol level. Then, the influential Framingham Heart Study found "no relationship between egg intake and coronary heart disease." Our bodies need cholesterol to synthesize bile acids, which are necessary to digest fat. But our bodies keep losing some of these bile acids. "To make up for this, the liver synthesizes approximately 1,500 to 2,000 mg of new cholesterol a day," according to The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra, M.D, which I reviewed at "Cholesterol Myths" here. As Drs. Bowden and Sinatra write, "Clearly, t Continue reading >>
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 >>