Eggs and Diabetes

Can including eggs in your diet increase your risk for developing diabetes? A new study seems to show they can, but organic eggs can also be an important source of protein for diabetics. Let us know what you think: do you include eggs in your daily diet?

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Dr. Michael Greger of tells us more about the latest eggs and diabetes study.

Comment by leonardo1963
February 22, 2014
I agree Sara I love my eggs but I don't eat them as much my wife buys eggs from vegetarian fed hens so I think they are really good.
While I think excessive consumption of eggs can cause problems within the body, I do not think it is accurate to say that consuming 1 egg per day can increase your risk of developing diabetes, there are so many other factors to take into consideration in the diet and nutrition is never that black and white. My personal opinion is that eggs can be part of a healthy diet, you just have to choose a high quality source of eggs, just as you would chose your meat. It is important to get organic, grass fed eggs that ideally have an orange yolk. When you eat eggs from chickens that are pumped with antibiotics and are sickly, the quality and nutrition of your eggs will also be affected. Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamin D and E. When your diet is balanced and full of whole, clean foods, you do not have to worry about studies that make these types of claims. Enjoy your food, your diet and your life. =)
Comment by Petie
December 10, 2013
Was study on whole eggs how about if you just have egg whites?
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