Diabetes: The drink that's 'so beneficial' – reduces high blood sugar levels by almost 30%

Participants that consumed more than one litre of water per day had a 28 percent lower risk of developing new onset hyperglycaemia, compared to those drinking less than 500ml of water per day.

The researchers also highlighted the hormone vasopressin – which rises when dehydration occurs – as a possible risk factor for hyperglycaemia and diabetes.

While the study had limitations, the authors concluded that increased water intake could reduce the likelihood of heightened vasopressin levels.

If you don’t care much for the taste of water, why not spruce it up with a slice of fruit, such as orange, lemon or lime.

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