A new study has found consuming just one egg a day can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.
However, experts have long debated over whether eggs can really help treat the health condition.
Eggs are a great source of potassium, which is good for the heart and biotin, which is good for insulin production. It is a must to incorporate in any diet as they are low in calories. While eggs are packed with nutrition, they also contain a high amount of cholesterol.
Previous studies have also found eggs can increase the risk of diabetes in people who do not have it.
Now, researchers at the University of East Finland reveal eggs have a host of protective benefits provided it is consumed in moderation.
"Although it is too early to draw any causal conclusions, we now have some hints about certain egg-related compounds that may have a role in type 2 diabetes development," study author of the study Stefania Noerman told a news portal.
"Further detailed investigations with both cell models and intervention studies in humans that use modern techniques, such as metabolomics, are needed to understand the mechanisms behind physiological effects of egg intake," Noerman went on to explain.
Medical health experts recommend eating three eggs a week. Poached eggs are better for diabetes patients. If you are a fan of scrambled eggs, opt to have only the whites as most of the cholesterol is in the yolk.