What is a tea recipe for people with diabetes?

This soothing tea recipe has a surprising ingredient: rhubarb. Rich in vitamins and low in carbs, rhubarb is a great ingredient for people with diabetes. And it gives this chilled tea a bright color and tangy flavor.

Rhubarb Tea


3 cups fresh rhubarb, diced
3 cups cold water
2 tbsp light honey
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, more or less to taste


1. In large saucepan, place rhubarb, water, honey, and cinnamon. Bring to boil.
2. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and simmer additional 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let rest for 1 hour.
3. Using fine strainer over a large pitcher, strain contents of pot (do not squeeze). Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. Stir in lemon juice and serve over ice.

Makes 4 servings

Calories 57.3
Total Carbs 14.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 9.2 g
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Potassium 278.2 mg
Protein 1 g
Sodium 11.4 mg

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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