Water is essential for bodily functions and temperature regulation, and low intake can increase hyperglycemia risk in type 2 diabetes, according to a study.
Plain true tea or herbal tea without added sugar may protect against hyperglycemia. Studies found black tea can lower post-meal blood sugar, and chamomile tea can improve glycemic control and antioxidants.
Skip sugar and cream in coffee to prevent sugar spikes. Antioxidant compounds in coffee may improve glucose metabolism, but too much caffeine can increase glucose and insulin levels.
Choose unsweetened, original versions of plant-based milk such as almond, soy, or coconut with under one gram of sugar. Avoid rice milk, even unsweetened, as it can contain over 10 grams of sugar per serving.