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Tea and Diabetes

Does tea aid diabetes?

· Diabetes,Type 2 Diabetes,Diabetes Solutions

Tea is one of the nation’s favorite drinks and research suggests it’s also a healthy drink. Tea brings a number of health benefits including improving insulin sensitivity.

Benefits of tea

Research suggests the following benefits may be enjoyed from tea:

  • Improving insulin sensitivity
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
  • Preventing blood clots
  • Reducing risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reducing risks of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Reducing risks of developing cancer
How does tea help diabetes?

Teas such as black tea, green tea and oolong tea contain polyphenols which researchers believe may increase insulin activity.

An American study of 2002 found that the addition of milk in tea decreased the insulin-sensitising effects of tea.

Can tea prevent diabetes?

Polyphenols are known to have anti-oxidative properties which can help protect against inflammation and carcinogens.In other words, the properties in tea can help to prevent type 2 diabetes as well as cancer.

A Dutch study from 2009 indicates that drinking three cups of tea (or black coffee) could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 40%. And don't forget to use the spike app for insulin reminders!

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