“Forbidden” Treat Slashes Diabetes Risk 58%
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Let’s face it — sometimes the only thing that can make your day better is sitting down with a nice glass of wine or an ice-cold beer.
But if your doc is anything like mine, he’s probably taken all of the fun out of drinking alcohol with his warnings that it can put you on the path to blood sugar problems and even diabetes.
As it turns out, though, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Because researchers from Denmark have just discovered that drinking alcohol can actually lower your risk of becoming diabetic.
You just have to be sure you’re drinking the right amount and type.
Nutrition experts have known for decades that wine and beer are good for your heart, but it’s never been clear if these two boozy drinks were good for your blood sugar.
And as it turns out, they are!
In the recent study, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark analyzed the drinking habits and diabetes statuses of over 70,500 people for five years.
At the end of the study, they found that folks who drink moderately have a significantly lower risk of developing diabetes than those who don’t drink at all.
And by significantly lower… I mean that men who have 14 drinks a week saw a 43% drop in diabetes risk.
Even better, women who enjoy nine drinks a week lowered their diabetes risk by whopping 58%.
Imagine that, slashing your diabetes risk in half and all you have to do is raise a glass? Count me in!
However, these results did not seem to apply to liquor drinks, so it’s best to stick to beer and wine if you want to avoid diabetes.
Experts report that wine in particular may be the most effective against diabetes because it contains polyphenols, natural compounds that can help balance your blood sugar and lower your risk of diabetes.
Obviously, this doesn’t give you the green light to treat every day like a cocktail party.
Instead, enjoy a few glasses of delicious, rich red wine a few nights a week and say goodbye to your blood sugar worries.
Do you have health questions you want answered? Drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing editor, Living Well Daily
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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