If you live with type 2 diabetes you need to be aware of everything you eat or drink. According to studies, the best way to consume drinks is to lower your blood sugar levels.
Several other studies have shown that green tea is a potentially effective way to control diabetes and even improve insulin sensitivity.
The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine suggests that the antioxidant activity of polyphenols and polysaccharides is responsible for these benefits.
The same antioxidants have been linked to cancer, cholesterol lowering, and blood pressure management benefits.
A study published in the National Institutes of Health of the US National Library of Medicine examined the effects of green tea on glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
The study found that consuming green tea significantly lowered fasting glucose and hemoglobin levels.
Score studies showed that green tea significantly reduced fasting insulin levels.
This meta-analysis suggested that green tea had beneficial effects, that is, decreased fasting glucose and Hb A1c levels, the study concluded.
When it comes to beverages to avoid, soda takes the top spot.
On average, you can have a whopping 40 grams of carbohydrates and 150 calories that destroy blood sugar levels.
Research has shown that energy drinks not only increase your blood sugar, but can also cause insulin resistance. This can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Fruit juice should also be limited as it is often high in carbohydrates and pure (natural) sugar.