For instance, some studies show that green tea can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels².
As always, when drinking tea, do not add sugar or other sweeteners — even honey. For a change, you can squeeze lemon into it or serve it cold.
From time to time, you can also drink coffee. Still, experts say its effects vary from one person to another. Some people may experience lower blood sugar with caffeine consumption, while others may have higher blood glucose.
In times when you choose to have coffee, stick to plain, brewed ones. Don’t drink flavored coffee or those with added cream, sugar, and milk. As for quantity, limit each intake to 1 to 2 8 ounce cups.
While some people are doubtful about drinking milk because they are generally rich in carbohydrates and fats, experts say diabetics can still safely drink milk. Hence, we included it on our list of diabetic drinks list.
One study even suggests that having milk in breakfast helps reduce blood sugar throughout the day⁴.