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Eggs have been undergoing a wider acceptance as an important part of a healthy diet. New studies continue to link eggs to beneficial results. One recent study has shown that eating a diet rich in eggs does not even have adverse effects on type-2 diabetes. Incorporating eggs into your diet, whether you have diabetes or not, has numerous ways of helping you prevent disease, meet your fitness goals and maintain them.

A European egg presentation

At the 2014 meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Vienna, Nicholas Fuller, PhD, from the University of Sydney, provided the results of his study into the effect of eggs in the diets of participants with type-2 diabetes.

“These findings suggest that a high egg diet can be included safely as part of the dietary management of patients with type 2 diabetes,” he said.

The study involved following 140 subjects split into 2 groups of participants, all with type-2 diabetes or prediabetes. Over the course of 3 months, the first group was given just 2 eggs a week while the second group received 2 eggs every day. At the end of the 3 months, the group eating a lot of eggs had no ill effects from their diets.

Fuller went on to say that eating eggs actually helps keep appetite down and provide “better satiety,” and that’s news to pay attention to.

Preventing diabetes, improving your health

The fact that eating eggs helps you better control your appetite is actually quite understandable; eggs are full of protein. Protein is one of the best natural appetite suppressants out there. When your body eats foods with protein, levels drop of a hormone called ghrelin. Known as “the hunger hormone,” ghrelin makes you feel hungry. This happens whenever our stomachs are full, but the drop from protein is much more.

More simply: eggs make you feel less hungry because they have protein.

However, eggs seem especially helpful. In the study already mentioned, the the 2 groups may have had different amounts of eggs, but the group eating less was given enough protein to keep intake at equal levels.

The eggs themselves were having an effect beyond their protein content.

What’s in an egg?

The reason why most people worry about eggs is cholesterol. Unfortunately, this is information that was either overestimated or simply wrong when it first came out and has since found its way into common thinking. Studies have shown, however, that an egg a day does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Eggs actually have a ton of important vitamins and nutrients that make them an important part of breakfast, or any meal. Eggs, including the yolk, contain:

  • Choline for your brain
  • Enough protein to make it the literal gold standard
  • Lutein, which is good for your eyes
  • Vitamin A to boost your immune system
  • Vitamin B2 to help metabolize energy
  • Vitamin B9, which helps digest and utilize protein as well as make red blood cells
  • Vitamin B₁₂, which keeps nerve and blood cells healthy
  • Vitamin D, which has a great many benefits

The Olumia Life diet provides customized nutrition help so you’ll know how many eggs will work best for you as well as have lots of delicious suggestions for how to eat them.

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