If you’re struggling with type 2 diabetes, your doctor is not likely to recommend is that you drink more coffee.
But a major study suggests he should. The research found strong evidence that coffee reduces blood sugar.
The study was presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Many of the world’s top diabetes experts gather at this annual conference.
The massive analysis included nearly 1.2 million people.
Among the conclusions:
- Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is linked to a 25% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee lower your chances of getting diabetes.
A separate study backs up the findings…
It concluded that coffee drinkers are less likely to become prediabetic. And if they were already prediabetic, they were less likely than non-coffee drinkers to progress to full-blown diabetes.
Since both studies found that both regular and decaf are effective, it’s clear that caffeine is not the active ingredient that lowers blood sugar.
Researchers believe that a number of other compounds in coffee protect against diabetes. They include chlorogenic acid, trigonelline, and caffeic acid.
5 Natural Ways to Fight High Blood Sugar
If you struggle with blood sugar, coffee is a great way to bring your numbers down. Here are five other non-drug blood-sugar solutions:
- Reduce ALL carbohydrates. Avoiding sugar isn’t enough. Simple carbohydrates—foods such as bread, potatoes, rice, and cereal—are broken down into sugar in the body.
- Eat more fiber. It puts the brakes on sugar absorption by slowing down the rate at which the body breaks down carbohydrates. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, legumes, and nuts to boost your fiber intake.
- Keep your weight at a healthy level. Being overweight is the primary driver of diabetes. But you don’t have to become super-skinny to avoid blood sugar problems. Researchers have found that losing just 7% of your body weight lowers your chances of becoming diabetic by 58%.
- Exercise consistently. This fights diabetes two ways: It will help you lose weight, and it will increase your insulin sensitivity. Resistance to or lack of insulin is what causes diabetes.
- Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is detrimental to the body’s ability to use insulin. Also, sleep deficiency screws up the hormones that regulate hunger, increasing your appetite. Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
One more thing…
If you’re drinking coffee to improve your blood sugar, don’t destroy the benefits by adding sugar or artificial sweeteners. Drink it black or stick to healthy, natural sweeteners such as raw honey, stevia, or maple syrup.
Editor’s Note: The diabetes epidemic gets a lot of publicity. But what doctors won’t tell you is that there’s another, hidden epidemic that plagues people with blood sugar issues. It has taken thousands of lives. And it’s actually caused by drugs that are supposed to treat diabetes. To get all the details, read our monthly newsletter Independent Healing. GO HERE.