Coffee Versus Tea

Coffee or TeaSwap your sweetened coffee specialty drink for a cup of hot tea. A tall latte has 17 g of carbs and 212 calories. A large cup of hot tea has zero carbs and calories, and is clearly the smartest diabetes choice. In addition, the phytochemicals tea contains may protect your heart and promote insulin sensitivity, according to recent research.

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by Brenda Bell
One of my ongoing dietary issues has been one of protein. Right after diagnosis, I ran a bit scared of all of the "excess protein kills the kidneys" lines and into the old-school health-foods' "you don't need as much protein as you think you do" train of thought. Combined with the calorie and sodium restrictions of my initial diabetes diet, a move away from animal-based proteins because of my cholesterol levels, and a medication which seemed to block nutrient...