If you opt to drink your tea without milk or sugars, you may be in luck when it comes to lowering blood sugar or avoid blood sugar problems, altogether. A new study shows us that black or green tea is a magic potion for normalizing glucose metabolism.
This study looked at people with Type 2 diabetes but as the improvements show, it can benefit all types of diabetes. Tea was shown to lower blood pressure, decrease rates of heart disease, and enhance insulin sensitivity.
For people with T2D, insulin sensitivity is their #1 problem. That’s not so much the case for people with Type 1 diabetes, but we can always use a leg-up on the blood pressure and cardiovascular disease angle.
Some of the preferred types of green tea are the pure matcha green tea – the baby green tea leaf. All of the aforementioned benefits of matcha tea are included but this one includes the amino acid L-thianine. It touts the benefits of improving mood, minimizing anxiety, and is loaded with antioxidants.
The study found the benefits were reaped by drinking 3 to 5 cups per day of tea. If you’re not a fan of green tea, black tea works just as well. The added benefits of macha always warm my heart so it’s in here for your perusal.
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