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Prediabetes, Diabetes, And Wine Drinking

A recent study on adults and their risk of developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes in conjunction with alcohol consumption showed that low or medium consumption of alcohol (beer, wine, and spirits) actually decreased the risk in women. For men, the results were a little more straightforward: the general consumption of alcohol, especially in higher amounts, increased of prediabetes risk measurably. But a new study brings into question whether or not wine, a long-standard part of many American and European diets, may actually help people with prediabetes and diabetes to improve their health. Prediabetes and a Glass of Wine a Day According to the study, which was reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015, people with diabetes who drank one glass of red or white wine a night (as opposed to a glass of mineral water) saw health benefits and an improvement in measurements associated with diabetes. Red wine drinkers, especially, saw significant improvements in both diabetes-related issues and heart health. (White wine drinkers saw an improvement in their triglyceride levels, but red wine drinkers saw an improvement in cholesterol and lipid, or fat, metabolism.) The wine drinker Continue reading >>

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  1. Daniel L. Smith

    The comparison with fat can be made as follows: diabetic patients follow a diet based on controlling the intake of the number of calories, should realize that the use of any alcohol consumption corresponding to these two units fat.

  2. Pat Hedden

    Unsweetened tea and coffee (cream is okay) are good choices. They are cheap, provide antioxidants, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Learning to love iced green, white, and jasmine teas helped me kick my diet Coke habit. Beverages are very habit-forming, and with time and patience, a person can change his or her habits.

  3. Margarita Restrepo

    Yes, smoothies made of a mixture of 70% vegetables and 30% fruit can be quite tasty and an excellent source of nutrients for diabetics. Raw kombucha and 100% real coconut water (no sugar added) are also great choices.

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