What Kind of Tea is Good for Diabetes?


Hello, I am Ty Mason of thediabetescouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. I want to emphasize that my perspective is
coming from one with Type 2 and not Type 1. Our channel is primarily for those with Type
2 Diabetes and PreDiabetes. Today I want to talk about tea and diabetes. After you watch the video today, I invite
you check out the description box for my new ebook. This is one of the most comprehensive diabetes
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recipes for different goals such as 800-1800 calories per day meal plan, diabetes meal
planning tips and tricks. There are also tons of diabetes friendly recipes
for everyone! Tea is one of the favorite drinks by many,
especially in the south and research suggests it’s also a healthy drink. Tea brings a number of health benefits including
improving insulin sensitivity. It really doesn’t matter if you like your
tea hot in a cup or iced in a tall glass, tea has been shown to have many properties
that are beneficial for those with diabetes. Research suggests the following benefits may
be enjoyed from tea: Improving insulin sensitivity
Maintaining healthy blood pressure Preventing blood clots
Reducing risk of cardiovascular disease Reducing risks of developing type 2 diabetes
Reducing risks of developing cancer Teas such as black tea, green tea and oolong
tea contain polyphenols which researchers believe may increase insulin activity. Polyphenols are known to have anti-oxidative
properties which can help protect against inflammation and carcinogens. In other words, the properties in tea can
help to prevent type 2 diabetes as well as cancer. A Dutch study from 2009 indicates that drinking
three cups of tea could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 40%. But what are the best teas for those of us
with diabetes? The latest research indicates that green and
black teas are as effective as each other in providing health benefits. Black tea is highly recommended for those
with diabetes, as it contains a special polysaccharide compound that acts almost exactly like the
diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset. These drugs are prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes,
and they are effective at controlling the symptoms – by reducing the production of glucose. Green tea can help to target diabetes specifically. Drinking green tea will stop your body from
producing amylase – the enzyme that breaks down starches and turns them into sugar. As your body produces less amylase, it can
only process so much starch at a time. This will slow down the rate at which it’s
turned into glucose, slowing the rise in your blood sugar levels. Green tea will also slow down the rate of
absorbtion of starches. Other type of tea which have been found to
have benefits include: Oolong tea
Chamomile tea Rooibos tea
Ginger tea I would caution you concerning the green tea
craze. Be sure to check labels. Many bottled green teas are full of sugar
to help improve the taste because it can be quite bitter. It is best to brew your own tea and if you
like it sweet, as I do, add sucralose or the artificial sweetener of your choice. Don’t forget to get my new ebook and please,
subscribe to our channel for many more videos like this one in the future. Thanks for watching. I am Ty Mason.

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