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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fight Diabetes With These 6 Drinks -- The Last One Will Totally Surprise You!

African American diabetic drinking apple cidar vinegar

It's important for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. African Americans, in particular, have a 77 percent higher risk of diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans. A healthy diet consisting of whole grains, lean beef, fish, low-fat yogurt and skim milk is important. But, don't sabotage a good diet by drinking the wrong liquids!
Try these 6 drinks to fight diabetes:

#1 - Apple Cider Vinegar Water: mixing apple cider vinegar with water not only fights sugar activity but is great for your metabolism and for weight loss. If you don't like the taste, you can try adding a little cranberry juice or lime juice.

#2 - Chamomile Tea: drinking this can not only help lower blood sugar but can also help prevent kidney disease. It also helps to prevent complications from diabetes such as nerve and circulatory damage, according to research from the University of Toyama in Japan and Aberystwyth University in Wales.

#3 - Almond Milk: this drink is not just for people who are lactose intolerant. It helps lower blood sugar, which makes it a good choice for diabetics. Make sure to buy the unsweetened almond milk.

#4 - Black Tea: black tea contains polysaccharides, which slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, making it a good drink to help fight diabetes. A new German study found that drinking 3-4 cups of black tea a day could lower diabetes risk by as much as 16 percent.

#5 - Coconut Water: instead of a sports drink, try natural coconut water. It is naturally sweet and contains lots of minerals and vitamins yet is low in sugar, making it an ideal drink for diabetics.

#6 - Hot Chocolate: this one may surprise you. But you have to choose the right chocolate. Cocoa has been shown to improve glucose metabolism and decrease blood pressure. Mixing it with low sugar almond milk will make a delicious drink that will not add sugar to your diet.

For more details on what diabetics should drink, visit www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/what-can-i-drink.html
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practitioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.



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