A study performed at The University of Eastern Finland, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, studied the diets of men aged 42 to 60, and followed them for 20 years on average to find out if they developed Diabetes. The study concluded that people who ate an average of 4 eggs per week had a 37% lower risk of developing type 2 Diabetes than people who only ate 1 egg per week.
They also concluded that egg eaters had lower blood sugar levels on average. Nutritionists tell us that eggs are an almost perfect food (especially if they’re pasture-raised) and are loaded with appetite-controlling protein, a plethora of vitamins and minerals, powerful antioxidants, healthy cholesterol, healthy fats, and other nutrients that help to benefit your hormones and control blood sugar levels.
In fact, other studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast (instead of carb-based breakfasts like cereals, muffins, or bagels), have reduced appetite levels for the remainder of the day and less cravings for sugar and carbs, thereby successfully losing or maintaining weight easier.
Type 2 Diabetes is not irreversible, even though many healthcare professionals may tell you something different. Eating “paleo” or even low-carb is a good first step, and increasing your exercise program will help you control your blood sugars and lose that excess fat. So just get started and do it!
From Mike Geary’s Nutrition Watchdog Ezine.