Artificial Sweeteners and 5 Other Surprising Causes of High Blood Sugar
1. Artificial Sweeteners
If sugar is a problem, sugar-free should be fine, right? Not necessarily. Artificial sweeteners do contain some carbohydrates that raise blood glucose. Some sweeteners are better than others, so read the nutrition label to find out how many carbs you’re getting. Stevia, a natural plant-based sweetener that adds no calories, may be a better option.
Caffeine may help you feel more alert, but it can also boost your blood sugar. If you drink coffee, soda, black or green tea, or any other caffeinated beverages, track how they affect your glucose levels and adjust your intake accordingly. Or switch to caffeine-free options.
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