Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Priyanka Chopra Was Told That People Will Consider Her A ‘Vamp’ When She Did Aitraaz
    • Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: He Says He Does Not Feel 75, Is Still Totally Involved With Life
    • 5 Things We Love And Hate About Kartik Aaryan And Sara Ali Khan's Love Aaj Kal Trailer
    • Parvathy On Chhapaak: It Fortified The Undercurrent Of Awakening I Had A Year Ago Through Uyare
    • Kartik Aaryan-Sara Ali Khan Plan To Celebrate Valentine's Day Together In This Way; Read Details
    • Flashback Friday To Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal Starring Saif Ali Khan And Deepika Padukone
    • Karan Johar Reveals His Son Calls Him 'Karan Joker'; Twitter Says Kids Never Lie
    • Shah Rukh Khan Makes A Candid Confession About Why He Doesn't Shop For Underwear Online!
    • Kangana Ranaut's Starrer Thalaivi New Teaser Introduces Arvind Swami As MGR
    • Jai Mummy Di Movie Review: Sunny Singh-Sonnalli Seygall's Rom-Com Is Not A Lamborghini Ride!
    • Richa Chadha Says She And Kangana Ranaut Did Not Discuss Politics On The Sets Of Panga
    • Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal To Get Married In May?
    • Rakesh Roshan Had To Console Hrithik Roshan When He Was Overwhelmed By Sudden Stardom
    • Kangana Ranaut’s Mom Wonders Why She Attracts Trouble; Kangana Says It’s Because Of Her Success
    • Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Crosses Rs 100 Crore Mark At The Box Office!
    • Devi First Look: Kajol Leaves A Solid Impact In This Film Also Starring Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia
World Diabetes Day 2019: Best And Worst Drinks For Diabetes
Boldsky | 14th Nov, 2019 05:41 PM

The month of November is observed as National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14 November every year. This global awareness campaign aims at increasing diabetes awareness, its complications and how to prevent it.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 1.6 million deaths were caused by diabetes in 2016. In 2017, 72 million cases of diabetes were reported in India and the number is expected to double up to 134 million by 2025.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin or when the body can't use the insulin it produces. So, to manage diabetes, a healthy diet and low-calorie drinks are advised for diabetics .

The American Diabetes Association suggests low-calorie drinks to prevent a spike in blood sugar levels. In this article, we will focus on the best and worst drinks for diabetes.

Best Drinks For Diabetes 1. Liquorice tea

Liquorice is a herb which is known to have many health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels. A study showed that consuming liquorice extract may have the ability to help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic people .

2. Plain water

People with diabetes should drink enough water to help the body eliminate excess glucose through urine. A study reveals, drinking plain water in higher amounts lower type 2 diabetes risk . The Institute of Medicine recommends that women should drink 9 cups of water and men should drink 13 cups of water.

ALSO READ: Diabetes-friendly Indian Diet: A 7-day Vegetarian And Non-vegetarian Meal Plan

3. Coffee

Researchers found that people who drink two to three cups of coffee per day can lower type 2 diabetes risk . Coffee contains active components like quinic acid, chlorogenic acid, lignan secoisolariciresinol and trigonelline which are said to improve glucose metabolism.

4. Flavoured water

Water infused with slices of citrus fruits, such as lemon and lime, berries, etc. is called flavoured water or fruit-infused water. This aids in lowering blood sugar levels because it has zero calories . A study found that adding aloe vera pulp to water can also benefit people with diabetes because aloe vera possesses antidiabetic properties.

5. Milk

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming dairy products including milk during adolescence can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes .

6. Green tea

Research studies have shown that drinking green tea can reduce type 2 diabetes risk due to the polyphenol antioxidants present in it. Diabetic people should drink green tea as it aids in better functioning of the metabolic system .

ALSO READ: Diabetes Insipidus: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention

Worst Drinks For Diabetes 1. Diet soda

Diet soda contains artificial sweeteners which may have a negative effect on the gut bacteria. This, in turn, may increase insulin resistance, which can either cause or worsen diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Nature .

2. Energy drinks

Drinking energy drinks in large amounts can lead to a large spike in blood sugar levels. It is because these energy drinks are packed full of artificial sweeteners, which can elevate the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity .

3. Alcoholic drinks

If you have diabetes, you should avoid drinking alcohol in excess. A study published in the journal Diabetic Medicine found that men who drank alcoholic beverages had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes .

ALSO READ: World Diabetes Day 2019: Expert Tips To Eat Right And Manage Diabetes

4. Store-bought fruit juices

Store-bought fruit juices contain high levels of sugar or corn syrup. This can cause a spike in blood sugar levels and increase weight. So, consider drinking real fruit juice extracted from fruits as they contain natural sugars that don't cause a spike in blood glucose levels .

To Conclude...

For people with diabetes, selecting the right drink can help manage the disease and lower the risk of complications. Keep it simple when it comes to selecting a drink and if you are craving for little sweetness, try adding fruits to it.

   
 
Health and Life
  • 10 Diet and Fitness Tips For Busy People
  • 14 Effective Natural Remedies For Managing Tinnitus
  • Top 9 Fruits For Constipation Relief
    • 15 Healthy Foods For Your Daily Yoga Practice
    • What Pepper, Salt And Lemon Mixture Can Do To Your Body
    • 7 Interesting Health Benefits Of Iron You Should Know
      • Bitter Melon Can Help Treat Cancer, As Per New Study
      • 12 Early Symptoms Of Vitamin C Deficiency
      • Are Mushrooms Good For Diabetes?
        • Interesting Health Benefits Of Avocado Seed You Didn't Know
        • 6 Reasons Why You Need To Stop Using Your Phone At Night
        • 14 Foods You Must Never Eat Before A Workout
          • 8 Simple & Effective Crunches To Lose Belly Fat
          • What Foods To Eat And Avoid To Manage Breast Cancer Risk
          • 9 Healthy Reasons To Avoid Lift and Take Stairs
            • Anal Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
            • Home Remedies For Sore Throat: The Ultimate Guide
            • Avocado For Weight Loss: Check Out How The Fruit Help Promote Healthy Weight Management
              • Pre-Workout Diet Plan: What To Eat Before A Workout
              • Brain And Exercise: 9 Ways In Which Exercise Benefits Our Brain
              • What Causes Eyelid Twitches (Myokymia) And How To Treat It