March 2nd, 2020 by admin

With around 50 million people suffering from diabetes in India, our country is rightly called the diabetes capital of the world. The situation is alarming because the condition is not just hitting adults but kids too.

If you are suffering from diabetes, you know how crucial it is to be absolutely aware of not just what you eat but of also what you drink. Many drinks are high in carbohydrates, which can affect your blood sugar when ingested by your body. But what should you do when you feel like sipping on something?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends zero-calorie or low-calorie drinks to prevent the spike in blood sugar.

1. Herbal tea

Herbal tea is one of the best options for diabetics. These teas are not just healthy but tasty too. They have a subtly sweet flavour and do not raise the blood sugar level. Inflammation is said to have a role in diabetes and some herbs help reduce inflammation.

2. Coffee

A study conducted in 2012 found that drinking coffee can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The risk is lowered for people who consume two-three cups of coffee every day. But it’s important to have your coffee without sugar. Adding sugar and cream can increase the calorie count, which can affect your blood sugar levels so black coffee is the best bet.

3. Vegetable Juice

While most fruit juices have too much sugar, you can try mixed vegetable juice. Blend some green leafy vegetables with a handful of berries to make the healthiest and yummiest juice. This blend will supply you with loads of vitamins and minerals, which are good for the condition.

Source: Times of India

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