Do you eat eggs? If not you may want to consider adding this protein packed food to your meal plan.
Eggs and diabetes
I love eggs! Do you love eggs? A recent study conducted on egg consumption and individuals with Type 2 Diabetes may cause you to reconsider eggs for your breakfast.
140 overweight people participated in this study and they were divided into 2 groups, group 1 was a low-egg group, consuming less than 2 eggs per week, group 2 was a high egg group that consumed 2 eggs per day at breakfast, 6 days a week for 3 months. The study was conducted on individuals with pre-diabetes or type 2 Diabetes.
Participants in the study received monthly nutrition education for better foods to choose for individuals with diabetes, and were told to focus on good unsaturated fats vs saturated fats.
This study found that there was no significant difference in “good” HDL cholesterol between groups. And those that were in the high egg group actually had a trend toward HDL improvement.
Less hunger, more fullness
Individuals in the low-egg group were instructed to eat as much protein as the high egg group. Even though they were consuming the same amount of protein, the high egg group reported less hunger and greater fullness or satiety after meals. This may be beneficial in individuals trying to lose weight.