I’ve been getting messages and emails lately asking what are my recommend diabetic drink supplements.
So that’s what the focus is going to be geared to in this post.
I will give you my personal top 5.
Both type 1 & 2 diabetics can use this.
With brief descriptions on why you should drink them, Let’s get to it.
Top 5 Diabetic Drink Supplements
1. Water – I’m not being funny when I say this, But yeah water is my number one drink supplement for diabetics. Let me explain
A recent study found that people who drink 16oz of water or less a day (that’s about 2 cups) were 30% more likely to have high blood sugar than those who drank more than that daily.
The connection seems to be a hormone called vasopressin (try saying that three times fast) the hormone regulates hydration.
Anyway, vasopressin levels increase when a person is dehydrated which tells your liver to produce more blood sugar.
Experts recommend 6 to 9 eight-ounce glasses of water per day for women and just a little bit more for men.
If you can’t commit to that.
Then I’m going to suggest that you drink a glass before each meal.
2. Milk – Milk isn’t just for little kids as much as it may seem.
But it provides the calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D your body needs for many essential functions.
On another note, milk has been shown to help in weight loss study. In a single study, it consisted of 322 people trying to slim down a bit.
Some had type 2 diabetes and others had heart disease.
Those who drank more milk about 12 ounces a day shed about 5 more pounds over the study period.
Then those with the lowest dairy intake which was doing about half a glass daily.
Low-fat or fat-free milk is a great beverage for people with diabetes.
3. Tea – Why tea well because it has no calories, a lot of flavors, and a ton of antioxidants particularly green and black tea.
That’s why it’s highly recommended to diabetics.
Studies have shown that sipping four cups of black tea a day could lower the risk of developing diabetes by 16%.
Tea may also help reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Remember only green and black tea.
Sweetened and bottled iced teas have tons of added sugar.
Stay away from these.
These will do way more harm to your overall health than you would ever understand.
This is the green tea I drink personally.
4. Boost – Another great diabetic supplement it’s a balanced nutritional drink formulated to help meet the dietary needs of those who have diabetes.
It comes with plenty of flavors and is a good snack/mini meal for your diabetic meal plan.
Also gluten free.
5. Coffee – Yes coffee but not the way you think.
I recommend this but I will advise you to be careful if you use sweeteners or creamers as this could backfire on you.
Studies have suggested that coffee drinkers are at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
But another research indicates that for people who already have diabetes, Coffee may raise blood sugar or make the body work harder to process it.
Realistically it comes down to what you add to your coffee. Which is what I let you know about in the beginning.
Those are my Top 5 Diabetic Drink Supplements.
You can begin drinking any of these above and start reaping the benefits of them each.
Take action and don’t let diabetes defeat you or make you feel this is the end of the road.
All of these are fine and very effective. But nothing. I mean nothing has anything on this here.