Tea is not just a favorite drink of the nation but also a drink good for your health, according to research. There are numerous health benefits and one of them is improved insulin sensitivity.
However, you must bear in mind that you get the best out of tea by not adding milk to it.
According to research, the following benefits can be derived from tea:
- Improved insulin sensitivity.
- Stabilized normal blood pressure.
- Prevention of blood clots.
- Reduced cardiovascular disease risk.
- Reduced type 2 diabetes risk.
- Reduced cancer risk.
How does tea help diabetes?
According to research, polyphenols found in oolong tea, green tea and black tea helps to improve insulin sensitivity. However, a 2002 American study found that the mixing of milk into the tea can give an opposite effect.
Can tea prevent diabetes?
Polyphenols possess anti-oxidative properties that can fight carcinogens and inflammation. This means polyphenols in tea can prevent cancer and type 2 diabetes.
A 2009 Dutch study have shown that taking three cups of coffee or tea each day can lessen by 40 percent the chances of getting type 2 diabetes.
Other ways to prevent type 2 diabetes are:
- Eating as little as possible all processed foods.
- Consuming fresh vegetables at every meal every day.
- Enough exercise every day.
- Quit smoking.
- Reduce intake of alcohol.
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Stress relief and Tea
Minute micronutrients known as flavonoids can assist better functioning of the body parts. Various types of flavonoid exist in tea and everyone of them is good for our health. One particular flavonoid called theanine can assist our body to reduce stress and manage blood pressure.
The best tea to drink
Recent research shows that both black and green tea are just as effective in bringing health benefits.
Ginger tea, rooibos tea, Chamomile tea and oolong tea can also bring benefits.