Nutrition

Eggs: How They Fit with Type 2 Diabetes

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Are you wondering if you should include eggs in your diet if you have type 2 diabetes? The answer is yes! Recent studies confirm that eggs have a place in a healthy diet without harmful effects on diabetes or heart health. Plus, they are linked to beneficial outcomes.

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The goodness of eggs

Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious foods. One large egg contains 6.5 grams of high-quality protein along with 14 important nutrients, and contains only 80 calories. There is no carbohydrate or sugar in eggs.

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What does a nutritious diet mean?

Healthy lifestyle recommendations for managing diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed, or even reversed with healthy lifestyle choices, including a nutritious diet. Diabetes Canada outlines these key recommendations in diabetes management:

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Eggs made easy!

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The bottom line

Eggs are a source of high-quality protein that can play a helpful role in regulating blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Enjoy up to 12 eggs per week as part of a nutritious diet that’s higher in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean protein, and lower in highly-processed food.