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The Sweet Deception: How Sugar-Free Drinks Trick Your Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Sugar-free energy drinks are a common choice for people looking for a quick energy boost without the added calories of regular drinks. However, research has suggested that these drinks may negatively impact glucose metabolism. Understanding the link between sugar-free energy drinks and glucose metabolism is crucial in determining the potential health risks associated with these drinks.

Optimising Sugar-free Energy Drinks To Reduce Glucose Fluctuations
• Try making your own drink with lemon, carbonated water, and stevia.
• You may opt for herbal teas as a good hydration and caffeine-free healthy alternative. 

A sugar-free energy drink may still lead to hyperglycemia because of certain ingredients in the drink. One such ingredient is caffeine, which can stimulate the production of cortisol and can cause a rise in blood sugar levels. Some sugar-free energy drinks may also contain high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener that can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and cause blood sugar levels to spike. If the energy drink does not contain any sugars, it may lead to hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar, causing glucose levels to fall out of range.

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