What Makes Eggs Great?
Not only are eggs great for managing blood sugar, but they are nutritional powerhouses! Eggs contain virtually zero carbohydrates, making them an easy and healthy choice for diabetics and anyone else trying to eat healthy, wholesome foods. Many people avoid eggs due to their cholesterol and fat content. The yolk is cursed with the "bad" stuff and is often thrown out so the consumer can focus on the protein of the egg white. In actuality, the yolk contains half of the egg's protein and is full of nutrients like choline, an essential nutrient deficient in approximately 90% of Americans. Although eggs should not be eaten in excess, they are a complete source of protein, and are a natural source of Vitamin D, Omgea-3s, B-Vitamins, and many other nutrients. Next time you enjoy eggs, go for the entire egg, not just the whites or egg substitutes! Skip the toast and pair your eggs with a side of vegetables, or mix veggies in to make a fabulous and nutritious scramble! Here are a few great combinations for added nutrients and protein:
-Bell peppers and mushrooms
-Spinach and ham
-Black beans and tomatoes (or salsa)
-Avocado, onion, and cheese