Are eggs okay for a person with diabetes?

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Are eggs okay for a person with diabetes?

Q: Are eggs okay for a person with diabetes?

Eggs are not only okay but in fact extremely healthy for people with diabetes.

First off, they're rich in high-quality protein and contain less than 1 gram of carbohydrate per egg. Studies have shown that eating eggs for breakfast, or any meal for that matter, increases levels of the satiety hormones that help you feel full for hours. Eggs are also an excellent source of important nutrients like choline and selenium, which many people don't get enough of. And although egg yolks are high in dietary cholesterol, they may actually protect heart health. Consuming whole eggs can help raise your HDL cholesterol, also known as “good cholesterol,” and modify the size and shape of your LDL particles in a way that lowers heart disease risk.

Answered by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.


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