Diabetes Management: 3 Low-Calorie Beverages To Manage Diabetes 

Not just food, diabetics need to be very mindful of the liquid calories they consume through the day as well.

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Diabetes Management: 3 Low-Calorie Beverages To Manage Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health conditions of today's times. By the year 2030, 98 million Indians are estimated to be suffering from diabetes. But, how is diabetes caused? Diabetes is marked by elevated blood sugar levels. It is caused when body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired severely. Diabetics are often recommended to take extra precautions when it comes to their diet. Not just food, they need to be very mindful of the liquid calories they consume through the day as well. Aerated beverages, cola, soda and alcohol may spike blood sugar levels in a big way, which is why experts advise of hydrating oneself with low-calorie healthy beverages that could also check surge in blood sugar levels.

 

Here Are 3 Low-Calorie Beverages That You Can Include In Your Diabetes Diet:

 

1. Fenugreek Water

These bitter seeds are known to be packed with anti-diabetic properties. According to a study, published in the International Journal For Vitamin and Nutrition Research, taking 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water may help regulate type-2 diabetes. Also known as methi dana in Hindi, fenugreek seeds are a good source of fibre, which enables slow release of sugars in the bloodstream. Fenugreek is also known to improve the way your body uses sugar.

(Also Read: 5 Vegetables You Must Include In Your Diabetes Diet)

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These bitter seeds are known to be packed with anti-diabetic properties

2. Cinnamon Water

 The flavourful spice is an age-old remedy to manage diabetes. According to a study, published in the American Diabetes Association, cinnamon may help improve glucose and lipid profile of people with type-2 diabetes. You can mix a teaspoon of cinnamon in a glass of water and drink the healing potion once in a day. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner, Shilpa Arora tells us that cinnamon is packed with anti-diabetic compounds that may play a crucial role in reducing the rate at which glucose is released in our system. Consuming cinnamon water regularly also helps reduce fasting blood sugar as well as elevated levels of cholesterol in the body. Make sure you do not have more than 3-6 grams cinnamon powder in a day. Cinnamon is warming in nature; too much of spice may cause gastric problems. 

(Also Read: 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Cinnamon Water Daily)

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Cinnamon (Dalchini) for Diabetes:The flavourful spice is an age-old remedy to manage diabetes.

3. Karela Juice

This bitter juice may not leave the best aftertaste in your mouth, but it can do wonders for your blood sugar levels and prevent untimely spikes. Bitter gourd, or karela, has few active substances that are packed with anti-diabetic properties. Charantin is one such active substance that is known for its blood glucose-lowering effect. Karela also has an insulin-like compound called p-insulin, which is effective in regulating insulin activity. 

(Also Read: 7 Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd (Karela) Juice)

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Diabetes Management: Karela also has an insulin-like compound called p-insulin

 

Sip on these healthful beverages and manage diabetes naturally. 

 

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.
 



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