If you want to avoid the risk of diabetes, you should replace soda and other sugary drinks with water. You should know how to control diabetes. Recent research suggests that drinking lots of water can decrease the risk of diabetes.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with water can help prevent metabolic disorders, which in turn can cut the risk of diabetes.
The findings are based on research on the drinking habits of 83,000 women who had been studied for more than a decade (10 years). Over time, about 2,700 of the participants developed diabetes.
Women who drink soda and artificial juice has a higher risk of diabetes, about 10 percent higher for each cup consumed each day.
The research team estimates that if women replaces one cup soft drinks or fruit juices with a glass of water, then the risk of diabetes will fall by about 7 to 8 percent.
“Despite the reduction in risk is not too large, because diabetes is very common in our society, but even 7 or 8 percent decrease in risk is large enough in terms of population,” said Dr. Frank Hu, lead investigator of the Harvard School of Public Health, according to the Dailymail.
Dr Hu’s study, which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also found that coffee or tea without sugar may be a good alternative to replace sugary drinks.
The researchers estimate that replacing one cup soft drinks or fruit juice with one cup of coffee or tea may reduce the risk of diabetes by 12 to 17 percent.
Dr Hu said the research is important in demonstrating that the artificial fruit juice is not optimal to be a substitute for soda or other sugary drinks.
“The reality is that fruit juice contains the same amount of calories and sugar as soft drinks. The point is that water is one option that is best for calorie-free drinks and if the water is too plain for you, you can add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice,” explains Dr. Hu.
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