Can diabetics eat eggs? I have had diabetes for over 10 years. In the earlier stage I thought that I just took medicine to control my blood sugar and there was nothing I could do. Until I learned that diabetes is a metabolic disorder and it is a nutritional disease which is closely related with what we eat. Hence, I am getting extremely concerned about every meal I am going to take everyday.
Someone asked me what would be the best food for the breakfast of the diabetics? In my opinion, the best food is eggs. However, many diabetics worry that eating too many eggs will cause high cholesterol levels. Personally, I think it is not a problem for diabetics to eat two eggs for breakfast every day.
First of all I have a diabetes group and a friend who look very thin. Definitely he has no fatty liver, but I think his pancreatic function is relatively weak. I suggest to him that he may eat only three meals a day rather than a lot of small meals. For breakfast I strongly recommend him to take two eggs and avocado. For lunch and dinner avoid taking sugar or food with carbohydrates. He took my advice. After 4 months his hemoglobin HbA1c test drop from 7.5% to 5.7%. He has thanatophobia and always worries about his health. He tested his total cholesterol level and found that it was slightly higher. He blamed me for eating eggs for breakfast. He stopped to take eggs and switch to sourdough bread. Actually, most of the sourdough bread in the market adds sugar. His HbA1c test returned to 7.5% which is not good. He has been working very hard to reverse the blood sugar level to normal. Now every effort goes in vain.
Really a Problem For Diabetics Eat Eggs?
Is there any problem eating eggs for breakfast? We can refer to a medical study published by Australian scholars in 2018. He first sampled 128 diabetic patients with average age of 60
Then he randomly divided them into two groups. Half of them just eat 12 eggs a week. The other half does not eat more than two eggs per week. The two groups are then compared. The results of the study found that the group ate 12 eggs per week, which has no adverse effects on blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammatory index. In contrast, after one year, the group eating 12 eggs per week showed an upward trend in muscle mass. In real life, there are indeed diabetics who eat eggs every day for breakfast. There is a slight increase in LDC. However, low-density lipoprotein LDL is not exactly bad cholesterol. If you change your diet with your triglycerides down and HDL rising, then nothing you have to worry about. Although you can take eggs for your breakfast, some people may do it wrong.
The first mistake of diabetics eating eggs is to eat egg white without eating egg yolk. In fact, egg yolk is much more nutritious than egg white, many diabetics are deficient in vitamin D. Egg yolk is one of the good sources of vitamin D. In egg yolk, another nutrient is called choline. If the human body lacks choline, it will have adverse effects on the liver and brain. If you eat egg white without eating egg yolk, there is also a problem that you will be hungry quickly. Also egg yolk contains fatty acids that the human body needs, calories are also sufficient. Egg yolk can increase satiety. Those diabetics who are obese and have fatty liver, if the meal also takes egg yolk, you can make fasting easier to achieve. For thin diabetics, eating eggs can also ensure they have enough calories, and also avoid muscle loss. If you rarely eat eggs, or are used to eating egg white without eating egg yolk, then you have to be careful whether you lack vitamin D.
There may be a second mistake of diabetics eating eggs. Those who eat eggs every day may feel stuffy, and want to eat omelet or scrambled eggs. The fried egg or scrambled egg itself is actually no big problem. The big problem is what oil you use. Most restaurants use soybean oil, and soybean oil contains omega 6 fatty acids. Excessive intake will cause chronic inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation will slow down our metabolism and reduce the body’s fat burning. More than half of soybean oil is omega 6 fatty acids. The content is six times more than that of olive oil. Some people like to eat scrambled eggs in restaurants. It is because to have tasty scrambled eggs, the chef will add milk. Milk contains lactose, and half of it is glucose. Milk also has casein, which will cause inflammation for some people. Milk also has whey protein, which stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin. So the body will store fat, so it has a great impact on obese and fatty liver diabetics. Originally eggs were healthy, but add milk, and then fry with soybean oil, which is harmful to diabetics. If you want to reverse diabetes, you cannot achieve it by eating out. Then if you want to eat fried eggs, it is recommended you use olive oil or avocado oil to fry eggs at home.
The third mistake of eating eggs is to choose the wrong side dish. Diabetics have three major dangerous foods, one of which is bread. If you are a diabetic, please remember that eggs are the main course for breakfast. Side dishes are also important. Avocado and eggs are a good combination, but if you choose wheat products, such as bread, as a side dish, then you are totally wrong. Instant noodles, processed red meat such as ham, sausage, and lunch pork, are also bad ideas. If you don’t like avocado, smoked salmon or no added bacon is also a good alternative. Assuming you eat two eggs a day, taking less carbohydrates or even no carbohydrates, your chance of reversing diabetes is highly possible.