Type 2 diabetes afflicts an estimated 28 million Americans. Many more—perhaps 85 million—have prediabetes, meaning that their blood sugar level is abnormal. For both diabetics and prediabetics, eating strategically is essential. The right diet can help those with diabetes manage their blood sugar and help prediabetics lower the risk of developing full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Dietary protein can be advantageous for people grappling with blood sugar issues. It increases satiety, that feeling of being full. “A lot of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight so dealing with hunger is a concern,” confirms Amy Campbell, R.D., a certified diabetes educator in Boston. “Foods high in protein fill them up, so they’re more able to stick to a healthy eating plan.”
Eggs are a delicious “anytime” food, low in carbohydrate and portion-controlled. And they are the perfect accompaniment to fiber-rich plant-based foods such as Swiss chard, quinoa, and black beans, such as in this Egg Muffin Cups recipe, created in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America.
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