You might have always heard that drinking coffee or tea is bad for your health. But surprisingly a study has found how caffeine is good for one's health.
Drinking tea or coffee on a regular basis helps lower the risk of death in diabetic women, according to a new research.
During the study, researchers from the University of Porto in Portugal examined the association between varying levels of caffeine intake and mortality in over 3,000 men and women with diabetes in the US.
The participants were studied from 1999 to 2010. As per the findings of the study, women with diabetes who consumed up to 100mg per day of coffee were 51 percent less likely to die than those who consumed no caffeine.
Also, diabetic women who consumed 100-200mg per day of coffee had a 57 per cent lower risk of death compared with non-consumers, and for those consuming above 200mg per day of coffee the reduced risk of death was 66 per cent.
On the other hand, among women that consumed more caffeine from tea, there was an 80 per cent reduced risk of cancer compared with women with zero caffeine consumption from tea.
The study was presented at the recent, 2017 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon.
Also have a look at a few of the foods that diabetics should avoid. Take a look.
Sugar is a strict no for those suffering from any form of diabetes. Avoiding sugar helps in maintaining the sugar level in the body.
2. Fatty Dairy Products:
Dairy products like milk, butter and cheese are high in saturated fat. These dairy products is further going to worsen the problem in case of diabetics. Hence it is always recommended to avoid dairy products.
3. Processed Foods:
Processed foods especially meat is likely to increase the cholesterol level if consumed in excess. So this will aggravate the problem if you are suffering from diabetes.
Liver plays an important role is maintaining the blood sugar and the isulin level. So alcohol consumption in excess can affect the liver which in turn will affect the blood sugar level.
5. Deep Fried Foods:
Deep fried foods contain a high level of saturated fats and lead one to gain excess weight. This in turn affects the insulin resistance.