Diabetes has grown to become one of the most dreaded health conditions in the world today and it affects a huge number of the world population.
Both diabetes types 1 and 2 are dangerous and can result in fatality if not properly especially at its early stage.
I'm scenario when a diabetic patient is trying to manage the conditions, one of the most important things that are supposed to be put into consideration is the choice of food and drink as these can make the condition worse or better. So in this article, I will be sharing with you some very important drinks that every diabetic patient can use in managing their condition and they include:
1. Water: When you are dehydrated, water is the best option for people with diabetes. That’s because it won’t raise your blood sugar levels. The high sugar level in the blood can cause dehydration. Water is needed to avoid a spike in the sugar level in the body.
2. Green Tea: Green tea has been proven to have a positive effect on your general health. And a daily consumption of green tea may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes according to research.
3. Herbal tea: Also, some herbal tea like chamomile, hibiscus, ginger, and peppermint tea are all excellent options for people with diabetes. Herbal tea is said to be free of carbs, calories, and sugar, but it’s also rich in disease-fighting antioxidant compounds, including carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic acids.
4. Unsweetened coffee: Drinking coffee might help lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving sugar metabolism. When taking unsweetened coffee and tea, you are not expected to add sugar or sweetened milk as this will increase the calories count and may also increase your blood sugar level.
5. Vegetable juice: Vegetable juice like tomato juice can serve as an alternative to fruit juice.
You can make your blend of green leafy vegetables, celery, or cucumbers with a handful of berries for a flavorful supply of vitamins and minerals.
If you know you are suffering from this health condition, endeavour to do a regular check-up to put your blood sugar level at a check. You can also take medications as prescribed by a physician to help you manage your health condition.
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