Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Sonakshi Sinha On Her On-screen Image: ‘Many Tell Me They Want A Bahu Like Me’
    • Akshay Kumar Claims He Mistakenly Liked ‘Jamia’ Tweet; Netizens Begin Trolling
    • Anurag Kashyap Calls Government 'Fascist' Over Its Handling Of Student Protests Against CAA
    • Best Actor Of 2019: Vicky, Ayushmann, Ranveer, Shahid Or Hrithik - Who Left You Spellbound?
    • Kareena Kapoor Khan: My PR Game Is Not Strong; There's Zero Strategy Behind Who I Am
    • Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Swara Bhasker & Other B-town Celebs React To Jamia Millia Protest
    • Priyanka Chopra Wraps Up 'The White Tiger' Shoot; Says She Can’t Wait To Share It With The World
    • Most-viewed Bollywood Trailers Of 2019: Kabir Singh And Housefull 4 Beat Prabhas's Saaho
    • Farhan Akhtar's Savage Comeback To Troll: Will Ask David Dhawan To Cast You In 'Bigot No 1'
    • Ranveer Singh Reveals Sanjay Leela Bhansali Got Frustrated When He Refused To Play 'Khilji'
    • Hrithik Roshan Attends Rock Band U2’s Mumbai Concert Along With Sussanne Khan And Kids
    • Salman Khan Reveals ‘Dabangg 4’ Has Already Fallen In Place
    • Ayushmann Khurrana Opens Up About Success And The Onus Of Delivering Good Cinema
    • Rajkummar Rao Is All Set To Star In Raaj Shaandilyaa's Comedy Of Errors
    • Kareena Kapoor Khan Says, ‘There Is No Good Newwz Related To A Second Child In My Life’
    • Payal Rohatgi Detained By Rajasthan Police For Her Comments On The Nehru-Gandhi Family
    • Pooja Bhatt’s Emotional Tweet On Playing Her Grandmother In Zakhm Goes Viral
    • Salman Khan Reveals ‘Dabangg 4’ Has Already Fallen Into Place
    • Ajay Devgn Starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Lands In Legal Trouble
    • Ananya Panday Joins Deepika Padukone-Siddhant Chaturvedi Project!
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
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Paediatric Hydronephrosis: Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • What Is The Importance Of Premarital Health Checkups?
    • What Causes Ear Pimples And How To Treat Them
    • Polydactyly: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • Did You Know That Indoor Plants Are Good For Your Mental And Physical Health?
      • Scientists Develop Carbon Dioxide Eating Bacteria, A New Hope For Climate Emergency?
      • Indian-Origin Scientist Finds A Way To Fix Leaky Gut By Dead Probiotics
      • Paresthesia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • 11 Health Benefits Of Muira Puama
        • First Aid For Acid Attacks: What You Can Do As A Witness
        • What Does Your Headache Reveal About Your Overall Health?
          • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
          • 8 Essential Ways To Strengthen Your Heart
          • Penile Allergy: Causes, Home Remedies And Prevention
            • Sexually Transmitted Dengue Fever: World's First Case Reported In Spain
            • Dog Bite: From First Aid Treatment To Preventing It, Here's All You Need To Know
            • UK-based Same-sex Couple Become The First To Carry Baby In Both Of Their Wombs Through IVF
              • 11 Health Benefits Of White Pepper
              • What Is Gaming Disorder And How It Can Be Treated
              • High-tech Honey Sandwich Could Help Fight Superbug Infections