Top 5 beverages for diabetics

 

 I know you were hoping diet coke and margaritas would make the cut (me too).  But hey, I was generous and left coffee on the list because of its high antioxidant count (contingent upon a few factors). 

The closer you get to number one the better the beverage.  For your health’s sake, including great skin and hair, make sure to hydrate!

 

5.  Coffee

I had to add this because most of us just can’t quit java.  Coffee can obviously be very free of calories (helpful to diabetics) but, don’t drink if you have blood pressure problems as coffee is known to worsen blood pressure.  Also, if you can, drink organic coffee because coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crops.  Oh and do go easy on whatever you add to your cup or you can just scratch this one off the list and replace it with coconut milk or coconut water (high in electrolites and low in sugar). 

4.  Raw milk

Why raw?  Go to rawmilk.org to find out.  Whole, unpasteurized milk is very healthy-just keep portions small.  If you are like me and live in a state where drinking raw milk is illegal then you may want to consider limiting dairy.  Worried about getting enough calcium?  That’s easy, just make sure to add leafy greens to your diet.

3.  Green tea

This tea is great because it contains a high level of antioxidants, as I’m sure you’ve heard.  Organic in this case is also best.

2.  Tulsi tea

This special yet very affordable tea is often enjoyed in India where people know it as Sacred or Holy Basil tea.  Tulsi tea is so special because it is an adaptogen, thus totally beating green tea on my list.  Plus, if you’re like me and can’t stand the taste of green tea, try this tea-it tastes great!  Organic India carries this tea among other great products.

1.  Water

You knew it…I knew it…it may be the toughest to drink enough of on days we want something tastier but, there is no denying this is number one.  Filter your water if you can and then make sure to get plenty of it!  Try a tiny bit of fresh orange, lime, or lemon juice in your water for some flavor.

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