Avoid these drinks if you have diabetes
Diabetes can affect people of all age groups, including children.
If not controlled, it can lead to numerous other health issues in the long run.
Below, we’ve discussed some drinks that can worsen the symptoms of diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease, recognized as one of the most common health issues all around the world. It occurs when your body doesn’t produce the required amount of insulin, which eventually causes a spike in blood sugar levels. It can lead to several other issues such as obesity, dark skin, fatigue, blurred vision, kidney damage, cardiovascular disorders, etc.
A recent report has shown that the cases of diabetes all across the world have seen a huge spike over the last few years.
If you have diabetes, there are numerous ways you can try to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Here, we’ll discuss three drinks that you need to avoid from now on.
Soda negatively affects insulin sensitivity
Soda is one of the worst drinks for people suffering from type-1 or type-2 diabetes. It contains about 70 grams of soda per 20-ounce serving. Hence, it causes your blood sugar levels to spike and eventually raises your risk of developing diabetes. It also negatively affects the gut bacteria, making your blood sugar management worse.
Diet soda is considered a healthy alternative to most other types of soda. But it’s still not good for your health if consumed in excess.
Caffeine can significantly raise blood sugar levels
Caffeine (which is naturally found in coffee, tea, chocolate, etc.) is harmless for fit and healthy people. But if you have type-2 diabetes, it may disrupt your blood sugar levels in the long run. A study has found that diabetics who consume caffeine daily have about 8% higher levels of blood sugar levels than those who don’t.
It’s okay if you drink one cup of green tea (unsweetened) or black coffee once a day. But make sure to consult with a doctor first.
Sports drinks have a high Glycemic Index
Sports drinks, having a high Glycemic Index, causes your blood sugar levels to increase rapidly. It can dilute the salt in your blood, leading you to a condition called Hyponatremia. Also, it contains a high level of artificial sweeteners that can make your condition a lot worse. Some sports drinks also have a moderate amount of caffeine that, as already mentioned, is harmful to diabetics.
However, you can drink “zero” sports drinks once in a while.
Besides these, the list also includes sweet tea, packaged fruit juices, etc.