Green Tea for Lowering Blood Sugar

Green tea can be effectively used to control blood sugar in the body. In fact, green tea is considered one of the healthiest beverages that you can drink. Rich in antioxidants, green tea can help you reduce water retention, lower cholesterol, and detoxify your blood. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and has the highest concentration of antioxidants as compared to any other kind of teas.

  • Recent research has shown that the tea may also be able to help prevent the development of type 1 diabetes and also slow down its progression if it has already developed.
  • Green tea helps stimulate the pancreas so that they develop more insulin for the metabolism of sugars, effectively lowering blood glucose levels.
  • Research has also shown that daily consumption of green teas, even in small quantities, may help lower the hemoglobin A1C levels in those whose sugar levels are slightly on the higher side.
  • Green tea can lower cholesterol levels, therefore lowering blood pressure and the risk of developing heart disease.
  • Apart from improving heart health and preventing diseases like atherosclerosis and hypertension, green tea also lowers the risk of developing all kinds of cancers by taking out the carcinogenic free radicals.

The benefits of green tea have been studied for a long time. It is best known for reducing the risk of bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer. Research has also shown that green tea can prevent inflammatory bowel disease as well.

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Research reveals a positive effect between green tea consumption and reduced risk of diabetes. They possess a starch blocking effect, thereby reducing the blood glucose and insulin levels.

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