A few studies have indicated that drinking black coffee is somehow related to a lesser risk of developing diabetes mellitus. You may have seen one of these articles presented on a recent Good Mourning America show which said that drinking black coffee at lunch correlated with lower levels of developing diabetes.
But the study went on to state that drinking coffee in the morning or at night time did not have the same affect. So let me get this right, black coffee can help prevent diabetes, but only if drank at midday? I guess you could label me skeptical about these findings.
The problem with most of the studies, especially with coffee, is that the results are all over the map. It seems as if one week there will be news of a story suggesting that coffee is good for you in one way or another, and the next week there will be another study proclaiming the exact opposite.
It’s hard for the average Joe to understand what the truth is because the truth seems to be constantly changing. That is because at the current time we really don’t know the truth about coffee and how it relates to diabetes, we are just piecing together information as we go.
Each of these studies provides one snapshot that needs to be taken together to provide a big picture understanding of the subject. The problem with this particular subject however, is that the results are all over the map.
The truth is that some people find that black coffee helps to lower their blood sugar levels, and other people find that it adversely raises them. Although many blanket statements can be made about diabetes, not all people react to the same food in the same way. The only way to know for sure is to drink coffee or any other food, and then test your blood sugar levels yourself to know for sure.
I personally happen to love coffee and like nothing more to believe that it is ultimately healthy and somehow does help to control my blood sugar levels. Although there are known to be antioxidants in coffee which are beneficial to our health, there are also toxins as well. Caffeine is a toxin at high levels, and it is a known diuretic, meaning that our body must use excess fluids to flush it out of our system.
This means that we are also flushing out vitamins and nutrients in the same way that we would if we were to drink alcohol which is also known diuretic. There may be some benefits to coffee, but there are also definitely some negatives to our health as well.
It is my belief that it is more healthy to abstain from coffee drinking, whether you are a diabetic or not. At the present time there is just not enough medical evidence to support my belief or claim to the contrary. We are just not at that level of understanding medically at this point in time.
So you will have to make up your mind on your own, weighing the evidence available. The best way to go about it is scientifically, by testing your blood sugar levels before and after drinking coffee. That is the only way you will know for sure how it affects your diabetes in your own blood sugar level.