From Illinois, USA:
Part of a recent answer stated that "food usually raises blood sugar, but water alone, or alcoholic beverages, usually lowers blood sugar." Can you explain the lowering effect of water alone?
Drinking a lot of water lowers blood sugar by:
(You didn't ask, but alcohol lowers blood sugar levels by effects on the liver.)
- diluting the blood a bit, and
- forcing extra urination (and the extra urine drags out some extra sugar with the water that's excreted)
Original posting 25 Jan 97
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