Plan Tea Time to Manage Blood Sugar Levels
Ever wonder if what you drink makes a difference in preventing or managing diabetes? It’s no secret that an excess of sugary beverages like soda, energy drinks, and even some juice can cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
But what about other drinks, like tea?
That’s what researchers at Chung-Ang University in Korea wanted to find out. So they looked a research from a number of different studies to measure the impact of drinking green tea and diabetes. What they found might surprise you...Gulp.
If you drink 6 or more cups of green tea per day, you’re 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. That’s compared to people who drink less than a cup of green tea in a week.
But that wasn’t the only benefit. Researchers also found green-tea drinkers who have been gulping the good stuff for more than decade were thinner around the waist and had less body fat than people who don’t drink green tea. And if you want to prevent or manage diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight will make a difference.
In the study published in the Diabetes and Metabolism Journal, researchers also found that green tea may be beneficial to help prevent or manage diabetes because, it:
- Helps metabolize sugar
- Contains antioxidants that help reduce stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Prevents blood clots
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Lowers the risk for heart disease
- Helps regulate blood sugar levels
Drink Green Tea with a Healthy Meal
Want to prevent diabetes, or keep your diabetes under control? Drink green tea with a healthy meal. Just be mindful of how much caffeine you’re drinking. A typical 8-ounce cup of green tea contains 25 mg of caffeine, which is relatively low compared to a cup of coffee that contains about 70 to 90 mg of caffeine.
You’ll enjoy your green tea with a healthy meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner from our Diabetic-Friendly menu like a Cheese Omelet, Broccoli & Cinnamon Apples, Mac & Cheese with Rotini Pasta, Spinach and Vegetables, Zesty Chicken Tenders Over Orange Rice, Kidney Beans & Corn with Peppers, and many other dishes.