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Healthy Drink Recipe for Diabetes


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November 14th is world diabetes day, a day dedicated to diabetes education all over the world. When Atim of Afrolems told me she and Gbemi of Dubai Fit Foodie
were organizing something to bring more awareness to diabetes among
Nigerians I was perfectly happy to participate. Finding actionable
solutions for Diabetes especially in a true Nigeria context is near and
dear to my heart, Diabetes affect a lot of people that I care greatly
about.

Some might wonder how much Diabetes actually affect Nigerians, you will
be alarmed by the statistics

diabetes-deaths

One of the biggest struggles faced by diabetic sufferers is having
something else to drink aside from water. Diabetics are completely
disallowed from drinking any type of sugary drinks for good reason:

  • Soft drinks (minerals): aside from the fact
    that a 12-oz bottle has over 3 Tablespoons of raw sugar. Considering
    that 1 teaspoon of sugar has 5 grams of carbohydrate that is 50g of
    carbs in 1 drink. This is as much carbohydrate as 3 slices of bread
  • Juices : All juices no matter how natural contain concentrated amounts of sugar. Any form of sugar concentration is bad for diabetics

In order to satisfying the inevitable “Fizzy” craving, here is a healthy
and nutritious sugar free drink that will definitely satisfy.

Sparkling Citrus Zobo Tea

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World Diabetes Day Nigeria – Healthy Drink Recipe
Cook time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 green tea bags
  • Handful washed zobo leaves
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 large orange
  • 3 cups sparking water (substitute regular water)
Directions
  1. Bring
    2 cups of water to a boil. Add in teabags and zobo leaves. Set aside
    for five minutes. Drain through a sieve and set aside to cool
  2. Juice orange and lime. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl combine 3 cups sparkling water, citrus juice and steeped zobo tea. Stir
  4. Serve drink over ice garnished with sliced lime.
  5. Recipe serves 3
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