Effects Of Tea On Diabetes


Recently, the effects of tea for the treatment of diabetes has been extensively studied by many scientists. There is some evidence showing that drinking tea can not only prevent diabetes, it can also help people who already suffer from this disease to keep the situation in control.


If you want to get more understanding on the relationship between tea and the health, you should put your focus on two things. First of all, all these tea leaves should be derived from the tea trees. Another thing is that there are different types of tea all around the world including white tea, green tea, oolong tea, black tea and so on. Although all of them may come from the same kinds of plants, they might be produced via different types of processing methods.

Regularly drinking green tea, oolong tea and black tea good can bring great benefits for diabetes patients. It can help keep blood sugar levels low and protect the organs from damages caused by high blood sugar. Green tea can effectively protect the insulin-producing tissue in the body and therefore reduce the dose of insulin intake. Moreover, drinking tea can lower blood pressure and lower the risk of vascular complications of diabetes. However, patients cannot rely solely on tea drinking to cure or control their diseases.

Healthy people can also benefit from drinking tea to lower the risk of diabetes. But you should know the fact that the formation of diabetes many involve many factors. So drinking tea itself cannot completely eliminate the risk of diseases. Some other methods such as weight control, regular exercise and eating healthy and well-balanced diet should be used together. Many scientific studies about the effects of tea on diabetes put focuses on Chinese and Japanese people, because there is less obesity in them and their diet is different from people in other countries. They have a lower diabetes risk which may be associated tea drinking habits.

The effect of tea on diabetes depends on the complex chemical compounds in tea and the method of processing tea from fresh leaves. In addition, additives such as sugar and creamer also has some effect on the risk of diseases. For example, people who prefer to drinking tea with sugar may have different result from people drinking unsweetened tea.

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