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Sipping Away Health: Why Cola Soft Drinks Are Bad for Your Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Soft drinks, especially colas, are favoured by many. But, a 12-ounce can of cola usually has 101 calories and 26 grams of sugar. Cola soft drinks are significant contributors to high blood pressure and can cause many other health problems. It can also lead to fluctuations in weight, as well as other fitness issues. This can be concerning for fitness enthusiasts, people looking to lose weight, pre-diabetics and diabetics.

How to optimise cola soft drink consumption for glucose control
• Consider switching to plain soda with lemon and salt.
• Try drinking water infused with fruits, such as strawberries or oranges, for a flavourful alternative.
• Try reducing your soft drink intake gradually, and start replacing them with water or low-sugar drinks.
• You can also try herbal teas, such as chamomile or green tea. This can quench your thirst without increasing your glucose levels.

Colas, even the “diet” ones, contain high levels of free sugars. This can cause glucose to spike, leading to glucose levels. Prolonged glucose spikes can lead to various metabolic disorders. But, there are several healthier alternatives to soft drinks that can help regulate glucose levels and improve overall health.

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