If you’re a coffee lover with type 2 diabetes, you may be wondering if your daily dose of caffeine is helping (or not) with your condition. We can safely say that, yes, coffee is a safe, beneficial drink. It’s sourced from a natural product that we’ve all grown to love.
Of course, when it comes to managing diabetes, nothing beats a healthy diet that’s high in fiber and essential nutrients and low in refined carbs and added sugar. But for someone with type 2 diabetes, it might help to know the following to better enjoy your daily cuppa' joe:
- Drinking regular coffee that contains naturally occurring antioxidants is healthier, as long as you keep to a healthy intake of three to five 8 oz. cups daily. Drinking decaf means you lose all these antioxidant benefits, so better drink the real thing to get all that goodness. However, both regular and decaf coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Drinking more than a cup of coffee per day can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 11 percent. If you drink only one cup of coffee in a day, you increase your chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 17 percent. So, go ahead and drink up!
- Postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 percent simply by consuming six cups of coffee per day. That’s about a cup more than what some experts recommend, but, of course, this refers to postmenopausal women.
Taking the pure and simple route works best when it comes to coffee drinking. Additives like sugar, creamers, and flavorings can reduce the health benefits of drinking coffee. So, to get the most out of your daily dose of Zavida coffee, our advice is to drink it black. Enjoy!