Sweetened drinks can significantly increase the risk of diabetes. A recent study published in the BMC magazine reveals that these sweetened drinks are devoid of healthy nutrients and produce more harmful effects from fruits and other foods containing fructose. Dr. John Sivenpenper, a researcher, is a researcher at the Center for Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. "These findings can help make recommendations for important fructose food sources in the prevention and management of diabetes," says Dr. Sivenpierre. "But the level of evidence is low and more quality studies are needed."
Fructose is a kind of sugar that occurs naturally in food such as fruit, natural fruit juices, vegetables and honey. Fructose is added in large quantities to these drinks to make it then sweeter. Previous studies suggest that fructose plays a major role in the development of diabetes and heart disease. For the study, the research team analyzed 155 studies on the effect of fructose sugars on blood glucose in people with or without diabetes.
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The results found that foods containing fructose sugar did not have a damaging effect on blood glucose levels unless they were loaded with excess calories and fat. In terms of nutrition, these sweetened drinks do not add anything to your body, except empty calories. "While no more information is available, health professionals need to be aware that the harmful effects of fructose sugars on blood glucose appear to be media with energy and a source of food," the researchers wrote.
Fenugreek water for diabetes
There are many natural ways in which you can monitor your blood glucose levels. A study published in the International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research found that a daily dose of 10 grams of semen of seeds soaked in warm water could help control type 2 diabetes. Methi's day water has the ability to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Methi days contain fiber, which allows slow release of glucose into the bloodstream.
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Here's how you can do Fenugreek Water
1. Add a tablespoon of water to water in a glass of water and boil for 5-10 minutes.
2. Dip the water into the container.
3. Consume lukewarm.
Include this low-calorie drink in your diabetes diet and see the results yourself.
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