Eating one egg a day may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
The findings of a university in Finland add fuel to the fiery, eternal debate: are eggs good or bad for diabetes?
Studies have swung in both directions – but this controversial report says that when it comes to risk prevention, eggs are a good thing.
When testing men, it appeared that those who ate daily egg had a certain lipid profile in their blood that is common in men who never develop the disease.
It seems that eggs, without exaggerating, offer some protective benefits in moderation to prevent and stabilize diabetes
Diet is crucial for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
People with type 1 can not produce insulin, which is essential for regulating glucose in the body. Type 2 does not make enough or does not respond well to insulin, which means they have poorer regulation of glucose.
Eggs are versatile, nutritious and filling.
But they are the ultimate puzzle for diabetes researchers.
The American Diabetes Association loves them and advises people with diabetes to eat them.
Each egg contains about 0.5 grams of carbohydrates, which in theory keeps the blood sugar level under control.
Eggs are rich in potassium, which is good for the heart by keeping sodium levels under control, and biotin, which is good for insulin production.
They also contain few calories and are versatile to include in a diet.
Eggs contain 187 mg of cholesterol and official guidelines recommend that people with diabetes put their daily cholesterol limit at 200 mg.
There are also indications that heavy consumption of eggs increases the risk of developing diabetes for people who do not have it.
Eggs also contain a lot of proteins (about seven grams per egg), which again is controversial. Eat too much protein and the body turns it into glucose.
Even in this new study that subscribes to the consumption of the egg, they discovered that some participants had certain biochemical substances in their blood that increases their risk of the disease.
WHAT IS THE VERDICT?
The authors of the new study from the University of Eastern Finland, published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, say that it is still unclear.
But in the end it seems that eggs, without exaggerating, offer some protective benefits in moderation.
Their conclusion is one egg a day.
Although it is too early to draw causal conclusions, we now have some tips on certain egg-related compounds that may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, "said lead author of the study that Stefania Noerman said.
Further research with both cell models and intervention studies in people using modern techniques, such as metabolomics, are needed to understand the mechanisms behind the physiological effects of egg intake. & # 39;
The current guidelines say that three eggs per week are sufficiently healthy and do not put you overboard.
If you have diabetes, consider taking poached eggs to remove other fats such as oil or butter. If you are involved in the fight, consider using only the whites, as most of the cholesterol of an egg is in the yolk.