The Incredible-Edible Egg for a Diabetic-Friendly Diet
What’s for breakfast? If you’re thinking about gulping down some orange juice and eating a donut, put down the glass and step away from the pastry. Those foods are high in sugar, carbs, and calories. Not exactly the breakfast of champions if you have diabetes.
What’s a better option for breakfast if you have diabetes?
Eggs...any way you like, including these Diabetic-Friendly meal options:
Breakfast Scramble, Hashbrowns & Asparagus
Fried Egg Patties, Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus
If you have diabetes, eggs can be a good addition to your diet to help control carbs. They’re also a good source of protein (7 grams per egg) and potassium.
They’re low in calories, too (75 calories per egg), which means eggs can help you keep your weight in check.
Nutrients in eggs help strengthen bones and muscles, support healthy skin, nails, and hair, and even help regulate insulin.
In fact, eggs get a thumbs-up from the American Diabetes Association, because they won’t cause a spike in blood sugar levels.
However, eating too many eggs could put your heart and your health at risk. Why? Eggs are high in cholesterol (about 200 mg per egg). High total cholesterol, and high LDL (bad) cholesterol raise the risk for heart disease. If you enjoy eggs, eat no more than a couple per day.
How do you like to prepare eggs?
- Sunny-side up
- Over Easy
If you’re hungry for a healthy breakfast or snack, have an egg. Pick your favorite way to prepare it and enjoy. Make an egg omelet with spinach, peppers, diced ham, and a little cheese. Try an egg-salad sandwich, or add boiled-egg slices to a salad. If you have diabetes, enjoy the incredible-edible egg for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack.