A good diet can make a world of difference in bringing relief from chronic health issues like diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas are unable to produce sufficient insulin, due to which, blood sugar is left unchecked and is unable to get stored in the cells. This may lead to sudden rise in the blood sugar level. Diabetes also poses the risk of other diseases, including cardiovascular problems and obesity. Medications and diet work in tandem to manage the condition effectively, hence, it is important to include diabetes-friendly foods and drinks in your diet. As we are now smack-dab into the winter season, it's even better to consume seasonal foods to get the most out of them till they last.
Coconut water is an all-seasons star drink that comes with a range of health benefits. This recipe adds the goodness of winter-special fruit guava to coconut water to make a delicious, healthy drink that may also help in managing diabetes.
This miracle water is considered great for people dealing with high blood sugar. It is revered for its high electrolytes content that supports the pH balance of the body and boosts its metabolic functioning. Coconut water is naturally sweet and packs a good amount of fibre and proteins. It is low-calorie, cholesterol-free and also hydrating.
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Coconut water is packed with electrolytes
Guava has a low glycaemic index (GI), which is a must-have quality in foods for a diabetes diet. The fruit is digested gradually, which avoids immediate spike in blood sugar. It is low in calories and sodium, and rich is fibre and potassium, making it perfect for regulating high blood sugar.
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Coconut And Guava Drink Recipe
Coconut water in itself is a delightful drink. Add to it, the mildly sweet and amazingly soft fruit of guava, and you get a naturally sweet, soul-stirring drink. You don't need to add any harmful refined sugar.
Method of preparation:
Grind guava to its pulp and pass it through a sieve to separate its seeds. Add the pulp to equal part or more of coconut water and give it a good stir. In one glass of coconut water and guava pulp drink, add juice of half a lemon and half teaspoon grated ginger. Also add 6-7 finely chopped basil leaves to add in a dash of herby freshness.
This drink is so delicious that you might want to have it every day. But, since coconut water also contains some fructose, it would be better to consult your doctor before consuming too much of it. Nevertheless, you can always enjoy this lip-smacking coconut and guava drink in moderation on your diabetes diet.