Just because you're diabetic doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of the occasional drink. As it turns out, a little drink actually good for you.
Ben-Gurion University of Israel in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health in the U.S. and Leipzig University in German conducted a study. Over two years, more than 200 Type 2 diabetics were observed while sticking to a standard Mediterranean diet. The people were divided into three groups: those who drank water after dinner, those who drank white wine and those who drank red wine.
As it turns out, the red wine drinkers had higher levels of HDL cholesterol (the 'good' cholesterol) than the other groups.
Another study by an Oregon State University researcher showed that red grapes, red wine or grape juice can help your body to burn fat better. The dark-colored grapes have chemicals that are believed to be beneficial to the metabolism and assist the body in managing obesity.
7 Drinks per Week
According to a US study published in the ‘European Heart Journal’, taking seven alcoholic drinks per week can reduce your risk for heart disease. The study followed more than 14,000 people. Those who didn’t drink and those who drank an average of 14 alcoholic beverages per week came in about even, but those who took seven drinks per week had up to 20 percent lower rate of heart disease.
Talk to your doctor—as long as it doesn’t conflict with your medication, chances are you can enjoy a little drink each day without guilt.