Is consuming eggs helpful for diabetes control or fat loss?


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Eggs are good for diabetics, and they can help to control weight, according to About.com. Many diabetics worry about eating eggs due to cholesterol, but according to a 2010 study, there is no link between high blood cholesterol and dietary cholesterol.

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The trick to enjoying eggs when diabetic is to ensure they are being cooked correctly, states About.com. Eggs should not be cooked in butter, and they should be eaten with healthy sides, not bacon or sausage. The American Diabetic Association recommends limiting eggs to three times a week due to the fat content. However, there is no recommended limit on egg whites.

Egg whites are a lean option without the added saturated fat that is found in the yolk, explains About.com. Eggs are high in protein and low in calories, too. This makes them filling and able to control hunger, leading to better weight control. Eggs also help to control blood sugar levels and contain no carbohydrates. In a study that compared those who ate eggs for breakfast to those who ate bagels, those who ate the eggs felt less hungry throughout the day and lost 65 percent more weight than those who dined on bagels. Eggs have only 75 calories, and 13 essential vitamins and minerals.

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