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Tea vs Coffee & Diabetes!

alwaysoptimistic
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(1)Which is a better drink for diabetes-Tea or Coffee?

(2)How better one among these drinks can be made more better?

(3)Under what condition drinking of even better drink should be avoided?

Please guide!

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Tea and Coffee are acquire tastes and we can live with out them.Having said that,many of us like their taste and they have also become part of our social behavior.There are reports that in very moderate quantities they are good for health and can harm if taken in excess.So,it boils down to an individual's decision.I just take one cup of filter coffee per day.

alwaysoptimistic
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Which one ( tea or coffee) has not bad impact on blood sugar level in long run?

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It means decision must be based on individual metabolism and diet.Is not it?

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My last test report (done on 26.08.2015) was as under: SerumCholestrol:136,HDL:50,LDL:65,VLDL:21,Trig:140,FBS:107.9,PPBS:144.7,Blood Urea:24.6,Creatnine:1.1

How to improve trig & creatnine?

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What about creatnine?

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No doubt,you have an ideal control on diabetes. I am interested in LCHF and am still trying to understand it.

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You have nicely summarized LCHF here! Is there any special benefit of intermittent fasting?

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Now,these things (related to LCHF & diabetes) are more clear to me.Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions & time sharing.Have a nice day!

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If you have any doubt while going through my reply then please,do not feel hesitation and ask me for further clarification.

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You are welcome!

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Thanks a lot for your reply!I have tested many food items and have included those in daily menu which spike my BS level to lesser extent.But,I am worried about long term negative effect (if any) of these items!

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Cow milk,Soya,Tea & Coffee and Pulses.

I'm not aware of anything conclusive on this, so will give you my view.

Stimulants raise blood glucose in a similar manner to stress, affecting hormones such as cortisol too. Coffee contains more caffeine than tea, but either drank too much, too frequently could cause problems. Decaf is an alternative, though even this has drawbacks; it is bleached in processing for example.

The addition of milk will add to our carb-count of course, and sugar should be avoided IMHO because of its addictive properties, it doesn't add any useful nutrition, and will raise blood glucose, increase insulin resistance and thicken blood.

The best drink would be water.

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coffee is better . In fact coffee reduces diabetes. CO

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By what mechanism please?

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by the actual experience of people who had gone in to the use .EXPERIMENT AND see for a month .Diabetis is a metabolic disorder and no two people have the same metabolism . But still comparitive results give some guidance.

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I'd rather not. The reason I asked is if it was because the caffeine stimulated more insulin, this would lower blood glucose in the short term, but increase insulin-resistance in the long term. Type-2s tend to produce above normal levels of insulin already, so more would add to the problem, not relieve it.

The coffee industry for example might highlight the short term effect without acknowledging the long-term detriment.

Seems logical!

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You can't have type 2 diabetes without insulin resistance, and type 2s tend to produce too much insulin. Things that add to that insulin load are detrimental in that insulin narrows arteries by causing the growth of the endothelial lining of arteries.

Sometimes we underestimate the effects because these foods and drinks are so embedded in our culture(s).

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Nice comparison!

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This comparitive analysis makes the point clear.Any thing taken in excess gives bad results . Coffee with cream and more sugar is bad but three or four cups per day without cream or much sugar is not harmful .For that matter even if taken with a spoon of sugar it is not harmful , because a tea spoon contains 10 grams which is 40 calories .When care is taken with on eye on total caloric count , coffee is good .I

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