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Best Nutritional Drinks for Diabetic Seniors

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Nutritional Drinks For Diabetic Seniors

All senior should focus on their diet and what what they consume. Having a well-balanced diet filled with vitamins and minerals is extremely important.

It is especially important for Diabetic seniors. Nutritional drinks filled with vitamins and minerals can benefit diabetic seniors. Keep in mind these drinks need to be low in sugar and carbs to help reduce blood sugar spikes.

Meal Supplement Shakes

Convenience plays a major role in what seniors consume. The best nutritional drinks for diabetic seniors are ready-made nutritional supplement shakes. Great brands are Boost, Glucerna, Ensure, and Splenda for diabetic options, check out the top 5 options in the AMAC Blog.

The important things to check in these drinks are that they have few calories and hardly any sugar. Fill healthy drinks with protein and nutrients like calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, and selenium. You will also benefit from vitamins A, B12, C, D, and E.

Consider using these drinks as a supplement to breakfast or lunch. Especially for diabetic seniors who are on the go and unable to prepare a meal in advance.

Replacements for Sugar Drinks

The first step when you become diabetic is finding a replacement for your favorite high-calorie, high-sugar drinks. According to the World Population Review, US citizens drink an estimated 154 liters of soda yearly. Nearly 1 out of every 5 people report having at least one soda daily.

The best nutritional drinks for diabetic seniors looking to replace soda in their diet are seltzers or sparkling waters. They come in a wide variety of flavors, from lemon-lime to Pina Colada. Adding a fresh squeeze of citrus or berries could give your drinks a natural, more flavorful drink.

Water Wins Hands Down

Water is the best source of hydration for everyone, not just seniors. It doesn’t get any better than water and there are added benefits to when you are a diabetic senior.

Water won’t raise your blood sugar and helps your body eliminate excess glucose. The more water you drink, the better your body can regulate your levels.

Water by itself can be boring try adding things like fresh citrus, berries, or herbs.

The AMAC Blog offers more information on drinks for diabetic seniors, like shakes and low-fat milk. Before making any changes to your diet, it is important to consult with your doctor.

Sometimes just because its labeled a nutritional drink for diabetes, does not mean it is. Always check the nutrition label. Sugar and carbs can be lurking in the most unexpected places allowing drinks to look healthy but really be harmful.

This article intends to educate and inform. Expert advice from a physician should be sought instead of relying on it. Always consult with your doctor before changing your diet, especially if you are diabetic.

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John Kott
John Kott
10 months ago

My doctor says “Be careful of drinks with sugar substitutes that can be worse than sugar.” Water is never an issue.

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