Sugary drinks not good for black women

According to a recent study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, black women who drink sugar sweetened soft drinks & fruit drinks and juices other than orange and grapefruit have a greater chance of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Pop, juice risky for black women
DIABETES | Sugary drinks linked to disease

Women who drink soda pop and sugar-sweetened fruit drinks and juices on a regular basis are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a study of African-American women has found.

Orange juice, grapefruit juice and diet pop weren’t associated with a higher incidence of diabetes, the researchers found.

The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is one of the largest to focus on diabetes risk factors among African-American women, who, as a group, are twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with the disease.

Having two or more soft drinks a day increased the risk of developing diabetes by 24 percent, compared with women who drank less than one soft drink per month, the researchers found.

Women who drank Kool-Aid, fortified juice drinks and fruit juices at least twice a day were 31 percent more likely to develop diabetes, even though these beverages are often billed as a healthy alternative to pop.

The study’s authors noted that high intake of sugary drinks is linked to weight gain and obesity — one of the key risk factors for diabetes.

I never got the appeal of Kool-Aid, which is suppose to be the drink of some black folks.   Thank goodness orange juice isn’t on this list.  I don’t like grapefruit juice and I drink diet soda once in a blue moon when the craving hits me.   My main beverage is water.

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  1. Despite what you may have heard, there is no diabetic diet, and that’s good news! The foods recommended for a diabetic diet to control blood sugar are good for those with diabetes and everyone else. This means that you and your family can eat the same healthy foods at the same time. However, for people with diabetes, the total amounts of carbohydrates consumed each day must be monitored carefully. Of the different components of nutrition, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on blood sugar levels. Most people with diabetes also have to monitor total fat consumption and protein intake also.
    To keep your blood sugar levels correct, you need to make healthy food choices, exercise regularly, and take the medicines your doctor prescribes.
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