PEOPLE with diabetes need to be careful in choosing food and drinks, especially those with high sugar content.
Not only sugar, carbohydrates can also have a big impact on increasing blood sugar in sufferers.
Choosing the right drink is also important because it can help patients avoid side effects while maintaining an ideal body weight.
There are several types of drinks that diabetics can still drink and can provide benefits including;
- Plain water
Plain water is the best choice because it will not raise the blood sugar level of the sufferer. In addition, plain water also helps remove excess glucose through urine.
- Green Tea
Research has shown that green tea can have positive effects on general health. This type of tea also helps lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
The study have also found that drinking six glasses of tea every day can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, avoid adding sugar to tea, especially for diabetics.
A study in 2012 proved that coffee can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and can be drunk by sufferers, but as long as sugar, milk, or cream is not added because it can cause an increase in blood sugar.
As an alternative, you can use a low-calorie sweetener.
- Vegetable juice
Vegetable juice is more beneficial for diabetics than fruit juice. The reason is, most fruit juices usually contain high sugar.
As alternatively, tomatoes, celery, or cucumber can be juiced and even taste good.
- Low-fat milk
Milk contains essential vitamins and minerals for the body. That’s why it’s important to drink milk every day. For diabetics, you should choose low-fat milk that does not contain added sugar.