Diabetes patients could control their blood glucose levels by eating eggs, a nutritionist has claimed.
Eating eggs could also help them to lower their blood pressure, and to lose a significant amount of weight, studies have revealed.
Just two eggs a day was enough to benefit blood sugar levels, and to help patients cut their blood pressure.
There are almost 3.6 million people in the UK that have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK.
“As a naturally low fat, low carb food which is also rich in protein, eggs are a great choice when you need to control your blood sugar levels, as part of a healthy balanced diet,” said nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton.
“The benefits of eggs in diabetes diets have been ignored for too long, in part because of misplaced fears about their cholesterol content.
“Now we know that foods which contain cholesterol are not the problem for most individuals – rather it is high calorie diets rich in certain saturated fats, combined with inactivity and genetics.”
Eggs could also lower the risk of heart disease, studies have revealed.
They can reduce the risk of cataracts in the eye, as well as macular degeneration.
Liver function could be improved by eating more eggs, as it’s rich in the macronutrient choline.
Eggs contain five of the eight best nutrients that help to fight, and lower the risk of skin cancer.
Diabetes type 2 symptoms include a dry mouth, blurred vision and headaches.
The condition is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or by the body not reacting to insulin.
Insulin is used to control the amount of glucose in the blood.
You’re more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you’re overweight, over the age of 40, or have a family history of the condition.