Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

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Question: What are some beverage suggestions for someone who has pre-diabetes or is trying to watch their carbohydrates/added sugar?

Answer: Top of the list would have to be WATER. If you don't care for the taste of your water try using a water filter or flavoring your water with non-caloric or low calorie flavor enhancer drops or slices of lemon/lime/orange.

Other suggestions:

• Coffee or tea (hot or iced) - sweeten with sugar substitutes.

• Non caloric sparkling water or tonic water

• "Diet" sodas with no calories

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• Kombucha (but be sure to check calories/added sugars)

• Fairlife milk (filtered so it has lower carbohydrate amount but still great source of protein and calcium)

• Dairy alternatives - be sure to check carbohydrate amount because many contain added sugars.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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