How Herbal Tea's Can Help Reverse Your Diabetes Condition
Did you know that daily servings or Green or Black Tea can drastically deduce your need or daily doses of insulin injections?
Diabetes patient take daily doses of insulin to help regulate their blood sugar and glucose levels. But did you know that through a “complex biochemical reaction, tea — especially green tea — helps sensitize [cells in the body] so they are better able to metabolize sugar,” Suzanne Steinbaum, a Cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York said in an article published on EverydayHealth.com.
The article goes on to say that Green tea is good for people with diabetes because it helps the metabolic system function better, and that tea contains properties called ‘polyphenols’ (which are actually antioxidants found in every plant), and this substance is proven to help regulate glucose in the body, helping to control or totally reverse your diabetic condition altogether.
Drinking Tea for Diabetes: Green Tea or Black Tea?
“When it comes to drinking tea for diabetes, Steinbaum says benefits are tied to all teas, but that green tea is the clear winner. "For one, when you drink green tea for diabetes, you will get a higher level of polyphenols than you would get in black,” she explains. It’s the polyphenols in fruits and vegetables that give them their bright colors. So, having more color means that green tea is richer in polyphenols. “Of the black teas, the more orange the color, the higher the polyphenols,” she adds.
"Besides its color, green tea also contains higher polyphenol levels because it's prepared from unfermented leaves, "so it is really pure,” Steinbaum says. Black tea, on the other hand, is made from leaves that are fully fermented, which robs it of some nutrients. “Plus, some black tea varieties can have two to three times more caffeine than green, which isn’t good in excess,” she says.