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3 Drinks A Person With Diabetes Should Avoid

Maintaining a healthy blood glucose (sugar) level is critical for diabetics. Because a newly diagnosed person's primary focus is generally on transitioning from eating unhealthy foods to making healthier choices, beverages are sometimes disregarded. A common denominator appears among the top drinks that a diabetic should avoid. While soda and sweet tea are obvious culprits, other beverages can also be high in sugar. A plate of meals can contain the same amount of sugar as a single serving of numerous sugary drinks. So, a 20-ounce bottle of sweet tea could provide 45 to 60 grams of sugar to someone with diabetes, but they wouldn't get the other nutrients that a balanced meal would provide.

The Worst Drinks To Avoid If You Have Diabetes

The table below shows how much sugar is in the top drinks that diabetics should avoid, as well as some healthier alternatives.

1. Soda

Sugar content (per 20-ounce serving): 51–77 grams. Diet sodas are a better choice than their sugary rivals. They aren't, however, a "magic bullet" for those with diabetes who want to reduce their sugar intake. People who switch to diet Coke may discover that they consume more of it and less water as a result.

2. Sweet Tea 

Sugar Content: Many store-bought brands have between 26 and 50 grams of sugar per 20-ounce serving. Unsweetened tea with a sugar-free sweetener is another option. Sweet tea is one of the top drinks that diabetics should avoid due to the variable quantity of sugar in it. Because sweet tea can be brewed at home, determining the amount of sugar in it might be challenging. Consider using an artificial sweetener instead of sugar. However, keep in mind that artificial sweeteners should only be used as a temporary solution. Caffeine is also included in many teas. Caffeine use should be monitored by diabetics because the American Diabetes Association has connected it to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and raised blood sugar levels after meals.

2. Iced coffee 

Sugar Content: 75 to 84 grams of sugar (per 20-ounce serving). Light or "thin" coffee is an alternative; substitute components are available upon request. Even while light or "thin" iced coffee drinks contain less sugar, they are still sweeter than most sweet teas. Calories can be saved by substituting ingredients like nonfat milk or sugar-free syrup. Make sure you're avoiding sweets as well.

3. Sports drinks 

Sugar Content: 34 grams of sugar per 20-ounce serving. Sugar-free or “zero” sports drinks, as well as water, are alternatives. Sports drinks are one of the drinks that a diabetic should avoid for a variety of reasons. For starters, most electrolyte drinks aren't as sugary as a typical soda. Furthermore, several big sports drink brands feature professional athletes in their advertising, which could imply that whatever a health-conscious competitor consumes is safe for regular folks to consume. Beverage businesses' "zero" drinks usually include less sugar. Other nutrients that are undesirable in excess, such as salt, should be avoided.

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