Can you drink Gatorade if you have diabetes?
So for example, if you consume four 8-oz bottles of Gatorade, you have taken in 200 calories and 56 grams of carbohydrates — and those values double if you are drinking 16-oz bottles. The calories and carbohydrates can add up quickly, causing high sugar levels.
What You Can Drink, Besides Water, When You Have Diabetes
- Chocolate Milk. This treat may remind you of the school lunchroom, but it's a good calcium-rich choice for grown-ups as well.
- Sweet Tea. A 16-ounce fast-food version might have up to 36 grams of carbs.
- Orange Juice.
- Chai Latte.
- Hot Chocolate.
- Apple Cider.
- Energy Drinks.
- Spirits on their own, such as whiskey, vodka, rum and gin, have no significant carbs in and therefore shouldn't push blood sugar values up. A short term affect of alcohol is that it can stop it from raising blood sugar. A lot of people with diabetes find that after drinking this can cause sugar levels to drop.
- Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks. Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers at Imperial have argued that they do not promote healthy weight. They contain no sugar and are sweetened with artificial sweeteners instead.
- The 5 best drinks
- Unsweetened tea.
- Unsweetened coffee.
- Sugar-free fruit juice.
- Low-fat milk.
The United States Department of Agriculture reported that two glasses of cranberry juice per day could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. However, drinking low-calorie cranberry juice is important as a typical glass is quite high in calories.
- Cranberries offer promise for diabetics: Study. Sweetened dried cranberries with a reduced sugar and increased fibre content may benefit type-2 diabetics by delivering healthier glycemic and insulin responses, suggests a small study.
- Ingredients: Ingredients: Cranberry Juice from Concentrate (Water, Juice Concentrate), Grape Juice from Concentrate (Water, Juice Concentrate), Apple Juice from Concentrate (Water, Juice Concentrate), Pear Juice from Concentrate (Water, Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavors, Pectin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
- The DASH diet is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that's designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Updated: 4th December 2019