Eggs, abundant in protein, can significantly assist individuals with diabetes in stabilizing their blood sugar levels. Additionally, they offer a wealth of essential vitamins and minerals, all while keeping your calorie level in check.
While eggs are a convenient and budget-friendly protein source, excessive consumption can harm health, leading to issues like weight gain and heightened heart disease. Experts advise that adults typically require only two eggs daily for sufficient protein intake, and surpassing this quantity may be detrimental.
A recent study highlights the potential benefits of consuming one egg daily, which can positively influence blood metabolites linked to a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes. Conversely, excessive egg consumption may lead to health issues like weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease. Experts advise that sticking to a maximum of two eggs on a daily basis can provide sufficient protein for adults while minimizing health risks.
Findings from the National Library of Medicine indicate that daily egg consumption increases the risk of diabetes by 68 per cent compared to moderate intake. Excessive consumption of eggs has been associated with a heightened risk of gestational diabetes, as reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Consuming as little as 38 grams of eggs daily over an extended period can raise the risk of diabetes by around 25%. This study provides clear evidence of the link between extended and excessive egg consumption and the risk of diabetes.
Other Potential Disadvantages of Eating Excessive Eggs
Excessive egg consumption, high in cholesterol and fat, can raise the risk of heart disease.
Excessive egg consumption is tentatively associated with a higher risk of colon, rectal, and prostate cancer.
Excessive egg consumption can increase body heat, potentially causing digestive issues and acne breakouts if the body can’t regulate the excess heat.
Consuming raw or undercooked eggs raises the risk of salmonella and listeriosis infections. Pregnant women, in particular, should stick to fully cooked, fresh eggs.
Eggs are calorie-dense, and excessive calorie intake, when fried or prepared with added fats, can result in weight gain.
Some individuals may develop egg allergies, leading to adverse reactions such as hives, digestive issues or anaphylaxis.