Though eggnog and mulled wine may be flowing, try to choose water as often as possible. While indulging in a seasonal drink or two is fine in moderation, the calorie count and sugar content of festive beverages can add up quick. By choosing water, you can ensure that you’ll be well-hydrated, and that you’re saving your calories for that one special holiday treat you can’t resist.
Remember, a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight can help you prevent or manage diabetes, improve blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and blood lipids (fats). It will also reduce your risk of complications such as heart disease and stroke, and improve general well-being and energy levels. Before making changes to how you eat, it's always best to consult with your health care team for guidance and support.
- Kelsey Goforth