Best Drinks to Lower Blood Sugar


a 2017 study published in Nutrition Research demonstrated that a person with low water intake had an increased risk of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)."

Bonney also suggests that if you get tired of drinking water, you can try flavored carbonated water to change it up.

Unsweetened tea

Unsweetened tea is another drink you can have that won't increase your blood sugar levels."A 2016 study demonstrated that people who drank chamomile tea three times per day

for eight straight weeks had better glycemic control," says Bonney. "Another interesting study published in the Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society demonstrated

that people who drank black tea had blood sugars that were lower than those who received a placebo."Bonney also notes that many types of tea also provide plenty of powerful antioxidants


Bonney suggests drinking one to two cups of coffee a day if you're wanting to help prevent blood sugar spikes, but she notes that this is more effective without adding cream and sugar.

"A 2019 systematic review showed that long term studies on coffee and glucose response were favorable due to the antioxidants found in coffee, which over a long period of time improved inflammation

Plant-based milk

Lastly, Bonney suggests opting for unsweetened plant-based milk like soy, almond, or coconut, because "studies have shown that animal-based proteins are linked to insulin resistance.

She also notes that you may want to limit most rice milk, as those usually come with much higher levels of added sugar than other alternative plant-based milk.

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