Bai5 drinks

By Ronnie20 Latest Reply 2017-06-25 15:34:20 -0500
Started 2014-08-19 19:04:25 -0500

Hi. I'm new to this site. I would like people's thoughts on the Bai5 drinks. My fiancé was told a woman cleared up her diabetes by drinking them but regardless how true it is, I say good for her! I have started drinking them and love them!! Water can get sooo boring! I have type 2 diabetes and am working on my medical needs right now. I won't go into that right now maybe later. Just would appreciate thought on this drink. Thanks

4 replies

vf16 2017-06-25 15:34:20 -0500 Report

Before I was diagnosed as clinically obese with Type 2 diabetes, I was drinking a couple of Cokes a day and I was eating fewer than 3 meals per day. I have a sweet tooth, and Bai Bubbles, the carbonated version, replaced my craving for soda. I believe that switching to 1-carb Bai Bubbles (11.5 oz. can) from soda/diet soda was a big factor for me. I was able to reverse my A1C to a pre-diabetic level by making that switch along with eating 3 meals a day (my rule: half of my plate must be vegetables and net carbs for the meal must be below 35g). I've lost 40 lbs. doing this, too—so now doc says I'm no longer considered "obese." I'm sure that walking to work instead of driving has also helped, but I was already doing that.

Glucerna 2014-08-20 16:25:35 -0500 Report

Wouldn't it be great if drinking a beverage could cure diabetes? I think we all know that's not true. If you're drinking these instead of highly sweetened beverages and it helps you manage your blood sugar levels, then it's working for you. Read the food label to know how much carbohydrate you're getting and test your blood sugar to see how they affect you. That way you'll make your decision to use them based on knowledge. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-08-20 03:41:44 -0500 Report

Howdy Ronnie
Had never heard of that drink until now.

I researched the drink and see it as quite pricy. It is produced by Dr Pepper (meaning the Coca Cola company), and to tell the truth I do not trust them.

I looked for side effects from this drink, and found none yet, but the drink is relaively new and side effects may not show up just yet.

God's best to you

haoleboy 2014-08-19 19:43:46 -0500 Report

My thought is that there are 10 grams of carbs (per 8 oz) that I could better "spend" on some real food. IF there is a benefit for diabetics from those drinks it would be the antioxidants which have numerous health benefits. Coffee and tea are 2 drinks that are a good source of antioxidants. Also found in artichokes,walnuts and blueberries to name a few foods all of which are fairly nutrient dense (and delicious)