By Charlie G ❘ 2007

The other day I read an interesting article where the authors (medical professionals) explained the benefits of black tea. It seems that drinking black tea may be beneficial for people with diabetes because it stimulates the response to insulin and reduces blood sugar levels, according to researchers from King’s College London.

Black tea and diabetesAccording to these researchers, black tea components stimulate pancreatic cells (responsible for insulin production).

Other studies suggest that tea polyphenols may lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure and even protect your bones.

So, here we have another ally that can help lower blood sugar levels and improve our overall health (although we shouldn’t forget that water is the best fluid for the body). And of course, when drinking tea, we shouldn’t add sugar or artificial sweeteners. If you don’t like the taste of the tea without sugar or milk, you can always add a little yacon or stevia (natural and healthy sweeteners)

Source: Black tea shows blood sugar benefits (www.mercola.com)

 

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