Could Coffee Help Blood Sugar Management?

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We all have our morning rituals. Maybe you wake up at the same time each day without the help of an alarm. Maybe you’re a night owl, so you like to sleep in and begin your day slowly and later than others. Maybe you wake up to an alarm and are in the habit of hitting snooze multiple times before groggily rolling out of bed.

What’s next? Perhaps you rely on a shower to wake you up. Or you might be a parent who has kids to get ready for school before you can focus on yourself. Maybe you have an impatient pup that lets you know right away that it’s time for a walk. Regardless of the demands of your morning, it’s easy for things to quickly add up and feel unmanageable. That being said, there’s no room for sluggishness in most of our daily routines.

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Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/WavebreakmediaMicro

Well, if you’re anything like me, before you can do anything, you have to start a pot of coffee. Why? Because your brain simply refuses to join the land of the living until it has been welcomed to the day by its trusty companion: coffee. And starting the day without it can make a hectic morning feel impossible to navigate.

But what if your morning java carried with it some hidden benefits? What if it was so much more than just the delicious caffeine boost you need to ward off sluggishness and start your day (as if that’s not enough)?

What if it could actually help you manage your diabetes?

In the video below, you’ll learn about a recent study that suggests coffee could have an affect on blood glucose levels. For those of you decaf lovers out there, unfortunately, this one favors the caffeinated variety. But don’t worry! It looks like you’ll still be reaping some benefits.

Take a look. You might decide you have one more reason to love your daily cup of joe! Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.