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Centuries-old ‘thirst quencher’ could help keep diabetes from WORSENING

As we get older, we LOSE water – plain and simple.  

Our skin, hair, and nails on the outsides of our bodies all DRY OUT… but so can our INSIDES.   

You may not FEEL like you need to drink anything… 

But you our bodies’ sense of thirst tends to DIMINISH with age… 

Which means you could ALREADY be dehydrated… and not even KNOW it! 

Dehydration is a MAJOR culprit behind the hospitalization of seniors in this country. 

And seniors with type 2 diabetes are particularly at risk for SERIOUS health conditions related to that increased loss of fluid 

Fortunately, there’s a way to STAY hydrated – and I don’t mean just drinking more from the tap.  

There’s a special beverage you should know about… 

One that could help keep your reserves EXACTLY where they need to be.  

SWITCH to this drink for COMPLETE replenishment 

Switchel is a hydrating, energizing beverage that’s been around for centuries.  

It’s made with just a handful of simple ingredients, including… 

  • water or club soda 
  • apple cider vinegar 
  • a low glycemic index sweetener (like pure maple syrup, honey, or molasses) 
  • fresh ginger root 
  • other flavorings, like lemon or turmeric. 

In colonial times, it was the drink of choice for hayfield farmers (hence its nickname, “Haymaker’s Punch”)… 

Because it could not only REHYDRATE them… but also naturally BOOST their electrolyte levels 

See, you lose SOME electrolytes when you sweat (and even when you pee)… 

But IMBALANCED electrolytes in healthy people could lead them to feel dizzy or fatigued… make their muscles cramp up… and mess with their heart rhythm.  

It could be even MORE serious for diabetics, who are too often in the crosshairs for electrolyte imbalances… 

Like a SERIOUS loss of potassium (a.k.a. hypokalemia) or sodium (hyponatremia)…  

Or DEPLETIONS of magnesium and phosphate 

Those can be hallmarks of diabetic ketoacidosis, where the blood becomes overly acidic 

Fortunately, this life-threatening condition could be treated by REPLACING both fluids and electrolytes 

But if you’ve got type 2 diabetes, don’t let it get that far.  

You already know how your kidneys have to WORK OVERTIME to help your body excrete all that excess sugar in your blood… 

And how that can make you lose a lot of fluid and get dehydrated. 

That’s why diabetics tend to feel thirsty… and pee more 

But it’s a vicious cycle… 

Because the more you lose down the toilet… the more your blood glucose could begin to SOAR 

So it’s CRUCIAL that you maintain your fluid AND electrolyte balance 

That’s why plain ol’ water may not be enough on its own.  

Fortunately, switchel is CHOCK FULL of electrolytes like calcium, chloride, potassium, and magnesium.  

But unlike today’s “energy drinks”… it doesn’t contain all those processed sugars! 

There’s something else switchel could do for you, if you’ve got diabetes… 

Because according to a 2017 meta-analysis, drinking vinegar could help BEAT BACK blood sugar spikes after eating 

And it could help OPTIMIZE your insulin levels, too.  

A small study published last year also found that apple cider vinegar in particular could help post-meal glucose control – both by REDUCING how much your body converts starch into sugar and by DELAYING gastric emptying 

Some research finds that consuming vinegar is MOST effective right before bed 

Now, I don’t know about you… but I can’t stomach the taste of any kind of vinegar on its own. Not even diluted in a full glass of water.  

That’s probably why some folks have “rediscovered” switchel.  

Besides lending a nice zingy flavor to the beverage, ingredients like ginger and turmeric can support healthy metabolism and gut health… help EXTINGUISH inflammation…  

And make conditions generally more favorable for diabetes control.  

There are lots of switchel recipes you can find online – and making your own means you can control the quality of the ingredients and also make a batch that suits your individual taste preferences 

But if you’re looking for an easier and time-saving option, look for pre-packaged switchel drinks (often sold in a mason jar) or switchel concentrate (which you’ll need to add water to).  

Try to find one that uses organic ingredients and contains the lowest amount of added sugars. 

To sipping away diabetes severity, 

Sarah Reagan 

P.S. Another electrolyte-packed rehydration tool… one that could help keep diabetes from turning DEADLY… was actually used by medics during World War II.  

Click here to find out about the special kind of “water” that’s saved soldiers from DRYING OUT on the battlefield.  

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