There has been a long debate about if eggs are healthy or not. In the 1970s, many nutritionists and doctors were loudly against eggs because of the cholesterol in the yolk. Scientists were looking for a link between the amount of eggs eaten and elevated blood cholesterol levels. However today, eggs are considered one of the best nutrient sources.
New research on eggs suggest that they are particularly important for combating diabetes. A study performed at The University of Eastern Finland and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied the diets of men aged 42 to 60. Scientists followed them for 20 years and tracked their egg eating habits. The study concluded that people who ate an average of 4 eggs per week had a 37% lower risk of developing type 2 Diabetes compared to people that only ate 1 egg per week
The study also found that egg eaters had lower blood sugar levels on average. This is not the end of the positive side of eggs either. They are a source of protein that is easily absorbed by the body. This model protein contains all amino acids, including the essential ones that the body cannot produce on its own.
Other studies have also shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast (instead of carb-based breakfasts like cereals, muffins, or bagels), have reduced appetite levels for the remainder of the day. By providing less cravings for carbs, eggs are a great tool for body weight maintenance!