Diabetes Mellitus is currently one of the most prevalent health conditions around the world. According to a 2018 study, published in the Lancet, about 98 million Indians stand at a risk of developing diabetes by the year 2030. Since diabetes has no known cure, all one can do is manage the symptoms which is not a very tough feat provided you have the awareness. Diabetics should eat food that is rich in fibre and protein as it does not get metabolised too soon which ensures stable blood sugar levels. So a good number of greens, seasonal vegetables, whole fruits, whole grains, nuts could actually be some of the best additions you could make to your diet. But what about an egg? Is this high-protein wonder also as beneficial in a diabetes diet? If yes, then how many should you consume in a day? Let's find out.
According to the American Diabetes Association, eggs are incredible for diabetics because of its low-carb and high protein content. It prevents erratic blood sugar spikes. Moreover, eggs are also replete with many nutrients, including vitamin A, B2, D and E. Egg yolk contains biotin, which is important for healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as insulin production.
Eggs are rich source of high biological value proteins. Egg has two parts; the white part is primarily water and proteins and the yellow part is main source of vitamins , minerals , egg fats and cholesterol.
Ms Jyoti Bhatt, Senior Dietician from Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre says, "egg serves adequate proteins that help with weight loss, and increase in muscle mass. Diabetics should be very cautious of their weight and calorie-intake. Eggs are also very good for energy production. It is also very good for immunity since it is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and Selenium. All of these factors combined make eggs a diabetes superfood. But one must not go overboard with its consumption. Moderation must be practiced. It is advisable to have one to two eggs per day, but everything eventually boils down to your body size and requirement."
One must also be mindful about what you pair your eggs with and how you prepared it. Boiled eggs with the side of greens, poached eggs with multigrain bread, scrambled eggs are some of the ideas you can explore with, she adds.
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