• Amber ANN LISW-CP, MPH, CHES

Coffee and Diabetes


Did you know that coffee may lower your risk of type 2 Diabetes by 11% ? ⁣ ⁣ According to a 2014 study conducted by Harvard Researchers, drinking one cup of coffee per day may lower your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.⁣ ⁣ However, if you already have type 2 diabetes, caffeine may increase insulin resistance. It is best to talk to your doctor about caffeine consumption. ⁣ ⁣ Here are some ways to maximize the health benefits of coffee: ⁣ ⁣ 1. Drink it black.⁣ ⁣ 2. Use low fat milk or non-diary, unsweetened creamers to reduce fat and sugar intake.⁣ ⁣ 3. Sweeten with sugar alternatives like vanilla extract, cinnamon or unsweetened cocoa powder.⁣ ⁣ 4. Add coconut oil for a a brain boosting dose of Omega-3’s. Coconut oil may also reduce insulin resistance!

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