Skip to comments.Green and black tea fight diabetes
Posted on 04/21/2005 11:18:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Scranton, PA, Apr. 19 (UPI) -- Black tea is as good as green tea in reducing sugar levels and inhibiting cataracts in diabetic mice, researchers said Tuesday.
The study by the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found both teas reduced glucose levels and other diabetic complications, such as cataracts, during the three-month test on rats.
"Most people, scientists included, believe that green tea has more health benefits than black tea," said lead author Joe Vinson. of the research to be published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
The finding that green and black teas are beneficial suggests the drinks could be simple and inexpensive ways for humans to fight diabetes, he said.
Vinson's earlier work showed both teas equally inhibited atherosclerosis, a major risk for people suffering from heart disease as plaque builds up on arterial walls.
Great news for my hubby!
Drinking 1-2 quarts of green tea a day, I'm gonna live forever!
Well, I do it a mug at a time, not all at once.
2-4 cups a day, here.
What happens if you are a Southerner who drinks sweetened iced tea all the time? Do you have to drink black iced tea without sugar?
"during the three-month test on rats." lol
And I really resented it when they called me that.
I've heard that cinnamon is a statin-good for reducing cholesterol, not insulin.
I'm a Type II diabetic and I can attest to the fact that a teaspoon of cinnamon per day does lower my blood sugar levels.
I mix a teaspoon into my daily serving of oatmeal. (Quaker Old Fashioned Oats done in the microwave.) It smells and tastes great!
The report on cinnamon said that it lowers both cholesterol and glucose in the blood. What a great, cheap way to fix two problems at once! I add it to my morning coffee. I guess I should try it with tea and have a super healthy drink.
Hello, your recommendation is right on. However, I have read that taking the large doses of cinnamon required isn't healthy (as certain parts of it contain toxins which can build up). Scientists have created a water soluble extract of cinnamon which exhibits the benefical properties you describe, but without the potential build up of toxins. It is called "Cinnulin PF" and more info can be found at www.cinnulinpf.com. A cheap distributor of the CinnulinPF is www.beyond-a-century.com. They also sell green tea powders, one is 40% polyphenols and a cup of it is equivalent to 4 cups of regular green tea.
They sell many bulk powders at incredible prices, I highly recommend them.
Hi, please see my post #19
Policosinol is a great statin substitute.
"POLICOSANOL is a blend of long-chain alcohols (plant waxes) including 50% octacosanol (see *516) that is derived from sugar cane. Studies in humans and animals demonstrate that policosanol lowers LDL cholesterol & triglycerides while raising HDL much more than placebos, even more than statin drugs! Recommended dose varies from 10-20mg per day. 20mg also inhibited blood clotting as effectively as 100mg aspirin and lowered blood pressure somewhat. "
Thank you, I'll check it out!
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