There are very few foods worthy of being labeled as a ‘superfood’ for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Even less foods may be considered near-perfect inclusions to your diet. Eggs are an honorable mention, for they are as ideal a food for diabetics as you can find.
Eggs are an interesting food choice. They are essentially a staple food item in many homes but if you are like most people, you rarely consume them. Preparation takes valuable minutes that most don’t seem to have in the mornings. Of course this is an excuse, though you have to wonder if the culprit is we really just can’t be bothered cooking.
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Perhaps most people are not really aware of the true nutritional value offered by eggs. There are many claims surrounding them that seem to discourage people from making them a regular food choice in their diet. Type 2 diabetics are an especially vulnerable group, since they already deal with a compromising disease, and if they are one of those diabetics undergoing self-treatment they do not want to make matters worse.
Eggs are high in fats and cholesterol. This is in fact true, though some clarification is necessary. The fats found in eggs are not only saturated fats – commonly known to be harmful, but also other complex forms, including healthy monounsaturated fats. What’s more, is the cholesterol found in eggs are actually good HDL cholesterol, beneficial to your cardiovascular health.
In regards to cholesterol, the problem isn’t with the eggs themselves – it’s often with the people consuming them. Regrettably, most adults today are to some degree overweight and also have poor cardiovascular health. In their case, blood cholesterol levels are already high. Therefore, it’s difficult to improve your blood lipid profile by taking in healthy fats alone. Additionally, when physical inactivity is combined with a poor diet, chances are even healthy fats can exacerbate the problem.
In any case, you have to improve your eating plan as a whole and also be physically active if you are to treat and manage your blood sugar levels. Once you’ve got this part down, the fats and cholesterol you consume from eggs can only benefit you.
Furthermore, eggs are also high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which will ensure your blood sugar doesn’t heavily spike following your meal. Cook three scrambled eggs with some grated cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper, and you will be satisfied for several hours. Eggs are relatively low-calorie, too.
Lastly, don’t skip out on the egg yolk! The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg, abundant in vitamins and minerals conducive to good health.
Just make sure to exercise frequently so your body can better process the cholesterol you consume.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.
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