If you have pre-diabetes, eating eggs can help you avoid getting type 2 diabetes. If you already have it, you can benefit from eating two eggs a day without worsening your cholesterol levels.
These are the conclusions of new studies that The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , one of the world’s leading nutrition and dietetics medical journals, published separately this month. The pre-diabetes study, published online on April 1 ahead of print at “ Egg consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men ,” comes from researchers in Finland. The diabetes study, published in the April issue of the journal at “ The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes ,” comes from researchers in Australia.
Eggs are healthful
For years, eggs have had a bad rap because egg yolks are the highest in cholesterol of any food. But the medical profession has generally come around to the conclusion re...
I’d heard of this briefly once a few years ago: Type 1 diabetics running their blood sugars very high regularly and purposefully to lose weight. Apparently, this frightening habit has become a sort of weight-loss fad most commonly among young women and teenagers. And not only will skipping your insulin and running around 400 all day make you groggy and nauseous, it will inevitably lead to problems involving your kidneys, eyes and limbs. This is NOT new information. What boggles my mind about this bizarre weight-loss method is that you are literally sacrificing a functioning body for a pair of size-two pants. I don’t get it. Women make jokes about “dying to be thinner,” but this is literally doing just that. Aside from the body image issues surrounding the world of any young female in this society, I have a suspicion denial plays a large part here. Anyone with Type 1 diabetes knows very well the results of high blood sugar, but this extreme lack of heal...
How much we eat matters. It determines our size, which in turn is the most important part of controlling our diabetes.
But what determines how much we eat? It can’t be just because we are hungry, since almost everyone overeats sometimes. We get cues from our environment.
The good news is that we can control one of these cues, which gives us a simple way to guide ourselves to eating less. For a long time some dieters have assumed that this cue works. Now we have the scientific proof that it does.
The size of the bowls that we eat out of and the size of the spoons that we use to serve ourselves matters. Most of us can use smaller bowls and spoons to help ourselves better control how much we eat. On the other hand, people who need to put on weight can use bigger bowls and spoons.
It’s just an illusion. But even when we know that it is an illusion it can help us. After learning about this research, I have shifted from serving myself in big bowls to small bowls and on dinner plates...
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