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Glucose-friendly flavoured drinks

Having a sugary drink in an evening can spike your glucose, taxing your body as your sleep is disturbed during the night. The simple sugars from fruit juice and sugar-sweetened soft drinks enter the bloodstream quickly and cause a rapid rise in glucose. This makes getting a good night’s sleep much more difficult. In fact, studies show that in a variety of populations, a higher intake of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices is associated with poorer sleep. (1),(2) And a poor night’s sleep can lead to more glucose spikes. 

Swap a sugary drink for sparkling or plain water and add your own flavour.  For a citrus flavour, add a slice of lemon or orange. A few slices of cucumber with fresh mint leaves provides a refreshing drink. Want some zing? Try adding a slice of ginger and lime.



  1. Godos J, Grosso G, Castellano S, Galvano F, Caraci F, Ferri R. Association between diet and sleep quality: A systematic review. PMID: 33549913. DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101430. 
  2. Gangwisch JE, Hale L, St-Onge M-P, Choi L, LeBlanc ES, Malaspina D, Opler MG, Shadyab AH, Shikany JM, Snetselaar L, Zaslavsky O, Lane D. High glycemic index and glycemic load diets as risk factors for insomnia: analyses from the Women's Health Initiative. PMID: 31828298. PMCID: PMC6997082. DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz275.
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