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Prediabetes? Stop Drinking Sugar!

The other day I was talking with a university professor. She asked me, "What's the number one thing I can do to prevent Diabetes?" Without even having to think about it, this is what I said... Stop drinking sugar!


Drinking sugar is one of worst things you can do to your body. 


Drinking sugar makes it very hard for your body to keep your blood sugar stable. If you drink sugary drinks often, you end up getting Insulin Resistance.

That's bad news because...

Insulin Resistance makes it likely you'll get Type 2 Diabetes.

This ALL sounds terrible! And I know you don't want anything to do with it.

That's why I explain how all this works below so you'll see why you must stop drinking sugar...AND the sooner the better!


Stop Drinking Sugar!

Even drinking ONLY 2 sugary drinks/week
increases your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Your Body Can Only Handle So Much Glucose

Your body is designed to use glucose for fuel. You get glucose from carbohydrates.

(This much is TOTALLY normal and you DON'T need to be scared of carbohydrates if you eat the right kind – find out which carbs are ok here.)


Your body can only handle so much glucose at one time. If you eat too much glucose, your body knows this is bad and an alarm signal goes off in your body.

The alarm signal is high blood sugar!

NOTE! If you only stick to eating fibery whole food carbohydrates, this problem will rarely happen, if ever!

But if you DRINK sugar, high blood sugar will likely happen.

High blood sugar is bad because it damages your blood vessels and other parts of your body.

The damage from high blood sugar is called inflammation. Inflammation causes heart disease and other serious problems.

So...you don’t want to have high blood sugar!

Find Out How High Blood Sugar Damages Your Body (click here to see more)

What Happens When You Drink Sugar

The sugar in liquids (soda, fruit juice, energy drinks, smoothies) gets into your bloodstream very quickly.


Because your stomach doesn't have to do much to digest liquid sugar! Your sugary drink is literally in your stomach for ONLY a few minutes...

AND after your stomach...into your bloodstream!

Within minutes the sugar from your Grande Caramel Frappuccino (16 tsp.) is zipping around your bloodstream!

This situation is very TERRIBLE and you quickly get high blood sugar. (not good)

How Your Body Tries to Fix High Blood Sugar

Your body knows high blood sugar is VERY bad… so…. your body tries to make the high blood sugar go away.

The quickest way to get rid of high blood sugar is to release insulin.

Within seconds of having high blood sugar, your body sends LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of insulin to try and fix the high blood sugar problem.

If your body has to fix these types of high blood sugar problems often, it can cause insulin resistance.

Insulin Resistance = your body doesn't use insulin very efficiently.

AND... Insulin Resistance leads to Type 2 Diabetes.

What Is Insulin Resistance

Find Out The Symptoms of High Blood Sugar (click here to see more)

How Much Sugar Are You Drinking?

It’s quite alarming to find out how much sugar is in stuff you can drink.

Most ladies are HORRIFIED at the amounts of sugar in popular drinks. Coffee drinks, iced tea, energy drinks, soda…they're ALL packed with sugar.

And don't be fooled into drinking fruit juice! It's no better! Fruit is very high in NATURAL sugars, which makes it a sugary drink -- just like soda!

(Find out why it IS okay to EAT fruit though.)

Look at how much sugar is in these drinks!

Sugary Drink


How Much Sugar

Arizona Iced Tea 

Tall Can, 23 fl oz

17 tsp of sugar.

Over 1/3 of a cup of sugar!

Caramel Frappuccino Blended Coffee


16.5 tsp sugar. 

Over 1/3 of a cup of sugar!


12 fl oz

9.75 tsp sugar

Gatorade Blue

Bottle - 591 mL

8.5 tsp of sugar


32 oz (typical bar size)

10.5 tsp of sugar

Mountain Dew

14 fl oz (can)

11.5 tsp of sugar

Red Bull

12 fl oz (can)

9 tsp of sugar

Smoothie King: Apple Kiwi Kale

32 oz 

24.75 tsp of sugar. Over 1/2 cup of sugar!

Sunny Delight

16 fl oz

7 tsp sugar

Apple Juice (Unsweetened)

1.5 cups

9 tsp of sugar

Orange Juice


1.5 cup

7.5 tsp of sugar

Like I said, all this sugar zipping around your bloodstream causes inflammation, AND inflammation leads to chronic conditions like Diabetes and Heart Disease.

So, if you don’t want to get Diabetes, you must stop drinking sugar.

Many decades ago I used to drink Starbucks Caffé Mochas…I was in love!

That is until I looked at the ingredients! 13 tsp of sugar!

(I never drank one again).

What’s OK To Drink?

So, we’ve talked a lot about how you can get high blood sugar from drinking sugary drinks.

But what can you drink instead?

Lemon water is by far the best thing you can drink to get back to health and reverse your Prediabetes.


  • It naturally suppresses your appetite
  • It balances your digestion
  • It boosts your immunity
  • It helps flush sugar from your blood
  • It cleanses your liver
  • It helps you overcome sugar withdrawal

Plus it's super simple. Just drink the juice of one lemon with water everyday.

After that, indulge in any of the other drinks in the Healthy Beverages Guide in my 95-5 Wellness Solution...

(download the whole 95-5 Wellness Solution HERE)

Stop Drinking Sugar

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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