September 09, 2013

Drinking tea, delicious ways lower blood sugar

There have been many studies that mention the healthy benefits of drinking tea. One is the excess tea in lowering blood sugar levels.

Recently re-Agricultural Research Service research on the efficacy of tea. According to researchers, regular tea drinking can increase insulin activity more than 15 times in laboratory mice.

In fact any type of tea consumed - green tea, black tea, or oolong tea - has a similar effect to the body.

"Green tea and oolong tea contains EGCG, while black tea has tannins, theaflavins and EGCG also. All play a role in increasing the activity of insulin and control blood sugar levels," said the researcher, as quoted from the Mother Nature Network.

Another study from the Human Nutrition Research Center also found similar results. They even engage in type 2 diabetes patients in the study.

For eight weeks, to be exact diabetics are asked to consume six cups of tea a day. As a result, their sugar levels fall by 15-20 percent. Type of tea consumed is black tea and green tea.

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