There are many debates and controversies regarding a diabetic’s healthy lifestyle. Some militate for an austere food regime, lacking important sources of vitamins and proteins, while others consider that diabetics can eat exactly the same foods as healthy people, but with minimum surveillance on the portions and the frequency of eating.
Also, there was a long time shame about introducing eggs in a diabetic’s dietary plan. Since eggs are rich in cholesterol, many claimed they were unhealthy for people who already had to watch out everything they ate.
However, most recent studies show no absolute side effect of eggs being introduced on a regular basis on a diabetic’s healthy lifestyle. Eggs represent an important source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. The only nutritional drawback is the fat content, as a large egg is equipped with some 155 mg of cholesterol and another 1.2 grams of saturated fats. There are plenty of nutritional and delicious dishes that include eggs, so why not benefit from all of them, including if you suffer from diabetes?
The good thing is that most of these harmful ingredients (the saturated fats and cholesterol) are found in the egg’s yolk, so it is quite easy to separate the yolk from the egg white and only stick to the latter. Omelets are rather irresistible, especially if they are paired with some fresh veggies on the side and a crisp slice of bacon. Sure, those who suffer from diabetes should cut off their fats, thus bacon is not really an option in their diets.
However, most nutritionists recommend introducing eggs in a diabetic’s dietary plan since they are packed with vitamins and nutrients. You can easily find plenty of online recipes that include egg whites.
Omelets can also be made out of two egg whites and a small whole egg without a problem. Garnish the omelet with some cherry tomatoes and a slice of spring onion and you have the perfect breakfast start.
Moreover, there are plenty of diabetes cookbooks to help you boost your passion for a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying the guilty pleasures comfort foods offer. Make sure to stock on a cookbook and start making your own delicious recipes, at the comfort of your own home.
Egg salads should not be avoided either; the same principle as omelets is applied, thus you can use a small whole egg and complete the rest with egg whites. Add all the veggies that you want – from cucumbers to tomatoes, red onion or spring onion, lettuce, spring salad, ruccola, baby spinach, carrots, sweet corn, seeds, nuts, even slices of salmon, and you will end up with countless possibilities for creating daily a new and tasty salad.
For those of you who really want to make the best out of their living, you should consider including in your daily diet the following wonder-ingredients for any diabetic: turmeric, cinnamon, broccoli, olive oil, dark chocolate, quinoa, walnuts, sweet potatoes, spinach, or fish. Each of these ingredients is rich in nutrients and vitamin, will help regulate blood sugar, will keep away bad cholesterol and will help you regulate your insulin level.
Moreover, they can all be used in a large combination of recipes, depending on your tastes. You can even integrate some of them in your recipes featuring eggs, as they will temper down the bad cholesterol brought by whole eggs. And, if you truly want to outcome yourself, you can even try eggs in a new egg sandwich combination. Instead of using a regular English muffin, use some mushroom caps and complete the sandwich with organic ham, mozzarella cheese and a small whole egg. Some ruccola leaves sprinkled all around the plate and you have the perfect breakfast to boost your day, even if you suffer from diabetes.