Diabetic? Here are some beverages that you can still enjoy!
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<p>The life of a diabetic may be full of eating and drinking restrictions, but there are a few beverages that they can afford to sip while maintaining a healthy blood sugar level. This involves picking unsweetened teas over drinks that are full of sugar and milk.</p> <p>There are several tea varieties that are carb-free and sugar-free, making them healthy for consumption by diabetics.</p> <p><strong>GREEN TEA</strong></p> <p>Anti oxidant-rich, green tea is considered to be very healthy for diabetics as it can help lower cellular damage, reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity. As per the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one cup of green tea has 0 carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and just about 2.4 calories, making it a very healthy drink! </p> <p><strong>BLACK TEA</strong></p> <p>Black tea is full of beneficial health compounds that help in protecting against <a href=https://www.editorji.com/story/dr-ambrish-mithal-s-best-diabetes-advice-1573728515753 target=_blank>diabetes</a> and also its complications. According to research published in January 2017, in the <em>Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition</em>, consuming black tea after a sugar intake can help control blood glucose levels. </p> <p><strong>Also Read: <a href=https://www.editorji.com/story/covid-19-and-diabetes-precautions-diabetics-must-take-1620373764495 target=_blank>COVID-19 and Diabetes: Precautions diabetics must take</a></strong></p> <p><strong>GINGER TEA</strong></p> <p>Yes, this spicy yet incredible ingredient can help in lowering blood glucose levels and modulating insulin in diabetic people. In a study published by the researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, ginger allows increased uptake of glucose into muscle cells without using insulin. </p> <p><strong>CHAMOMILE TEA</strong></p> <p>As per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, poor sleep can make your body use insulin less efficiently. Chamomile tea helps lower stress and improves sleep quality. </p> <p><strong>HIBISCUS TEA</strong></p> <p>This tangy and refreshing tea is full of antioxidants that help control blood glucose. High blood pressure is common amongst <a href=https://www.editorji.com/story/green-peas-what-makes-it-a-diabetes-friendly-winter-superfood-1607336205468 target=_blank>diabetics</a>, but drinking Hibiscus tea can help control blood pressure levels. </p> <p><strong>Also Read: <a href=https://www.editorji.com/story/common-diabetes-drug-may-complicate-health-of-covid-19-patients-study-1609253104573 target=_blank>Common diabetes drug may complicate health of Covid-19 patients: study</a></strong></p> <p>These teas are simple enough to make at home. So, if you are a diabetic looking for a low-calorie drink to help satiate your thirst, these will definitely hit the spot!</p>