Alcoholic Drinks for Diabetes
Express newspaper asked me about the best (and worst) alcoholic drinks to have if you have Diabetes, for an article they were doing recently.
What Drink is Best for Blood Sugar Levels?
I always recommend that you steer clear of sugary alcoholic drinks and opt for dry wine or Champagne and that is for everyone, not just people that have diabetes. It isn’t just about the type of drink either but it is also about the quantity.
‘Opt for dry wine or Champagne.’
It’s a good idea to stay hydrated and drink water in between 1 to 2 drinks, as well as eating during consumption.
Eat Food to Slow Alcohol Absorption
The presence of food will slow down the absorption of alcohol in the blood stream. I myself love a glass of vintage wine or Champagne.
We must also not beat ourselves up with guilt if we go a little over, either.
In order to feel well though, moderation will allow us to feel better both mentally and physically, consistently.
Look After Your Liver
Ensuring that our livers are not overloaded is essential to good health. When our liver gets overloaded, it can start malfunctioning.
We can really feel unwell in our bodies and minds with an overloaded liver.
Reduce Cravings After Drinking
As a diabetic, your blood sugar levels will definitely thank you if you stick to the dry wine or Champagne.
This will ensure that you don’t have disruption on your blood sugar levels, and it also reduces cravings afterwards.
I have a great sugar cravings hack in my program that all of my friends love but it is so hard to quell those strong cravings when you have had a sugary alcoholic drink.
You can also read an article here about the: best drinks to avoid hangovers.
You may be interested in our Liver Detox Guide.