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.
To be on the safe side, choose low-fat or skim milk. Also, don’t go beyond the suggested serving size.
What About Fruit Juices?
As a general rule, we don’t include fruit juices on our list of diabetic drinks list. Fruit juices usually raise the blood glucose quickly due to their high sugar content.
Instead of consuming fruit juice, experts recommend eating a whole fruit instead.
Should you decide on drinking fruit juice, make sure that it’s 100% fresh fruit juice with no added sweeteners. Another tip is for you to dilute it with water.
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