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Is Green Tea Helpful in Natural Diabetes Treatment

Updated on March 21, 2012

Now we know! Green Tea Is Good for you!

This web site provides information on how important green tea could be to pre-diabetes treatment. Pre-diabetes is a diabetic condition where sugar levels are elevated but not enough to warrant a diagnosis of type2 diabetes. A green tea diet may be helpful in preventing onset diabetes. Green tea is not a "magic bullet" but it might be helpful. I am providing much information here that will facilitate your understanding and research.

I am not a doctor but I have been a diabetic for over 30 years.  The stuff I give here is from my personal experiences and research.  I wish I had recognized my condition sooner.  I have learned to love green tea, and it does help me.  

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In addition to losing weight and getting regular exercise, it appears that drinking green tea may also help prevent diabetes and its complications. One study, conducted by the University of Scranton conducted studies on diabetic mice to determine the effects of tea on blood sugar levels. They fed them green and black tea for a period of three months before beginning to evaluate them.

The rats were fed the equivalent of less than 5 cups per day to humans. The study found that both green and black tea decreased blood glucose levels over those of the mice who were not fed tea. These decreased glucose levels had the power to also reduce the complications of diabetes affecting the mice.

Mice that were fed tea were far less likely to have begun to form cataracts (a common complication of diabetes). This is promising news for those at jeopardy of developing Type II diabetes.

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To protect yourself from diabetes:
1.It's critical to maintain a healthy weight.
2.Eat natural unprocessed foods that are rich in fiber and nutrients.
3.Avoid sugar and white flour, because both of these foods tend to leave us with an excess of insulin.
4.Exercise every day. Not only can exercise help you keep your weight in check, but it can help your body more effectively use the food you consume, helping to maintain more constant blood sugar levels.
5.Scientists are also discovering that there might be a secret weapon in the fight against diabetes, and it's safe and simple. 6. DRINK TEA. Both green and black teas have been shown to help manage blood glucose levels.
Green tea, is useful in preventing, and even treating, many forms of disease. It has been shown to diminish the menace of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. Tea helps keep insulin levels constant in the blood, helping to control it naturally.

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Diabetes is a Real and Growing Problem<

The United States is growing more and more concerned with Type II diabetes. One of the chief alarms is the climbing rate of obesity. We need to be concerned with behavior that might help to put off the onset of diabetes. We know weight control, diet and exercise are significant in preventing diabetes, but research is showing that there may be other things we can do.

In diabetes our bodies do not produce or properly use insulin.

  Insulin is the hormone that converts glucose into energy. The most common type of diabetes seen today is Type II, where insulin is produced (sometimes not enough), but is not used appropriately; this results in a high blood sugar level in the body. Type I diabetes (diagnosed in childhood) results from an inability to produce insulin.

Doctors are not entirely sure of the basis of diabetes.

  However, people who are obese and who do not get regular exercise are at a much larger risk of emergent Type II diabetes. Today, there are about 20.8 million people in the US with diabetes, and nearly one third of them don't even know they have the disease. Also, 54 million people in the US are pre-diabetic. This means their blood glucose levels are high, but not enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Complications from diabetes include blindness, cataracts, kidney problems, heart disease, stroke, nerve damage and foot and skin problems.

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Of course, if you're overweight or inactive, it's still critical that you get moving and lose the excess pounds. Maintaining a normal weight and exercising regularly are the two most important steps you can take to preventing diabetes.

It's certainly a simple step to take. And, this particular study did not show a difference between drinking green tea and black tea.

In recent years, most of the medical research done on tea has focused on green tea, and it has been widely assumed that green tea provides more health benefits than black tea.

The reason may be because green tea retains more of its natural anti-oxidants than black tea. Black tea is fermented when it is processed; green tea is not. During this processing, some of the anti-oxidants are nearly destroyed.
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If you're concerned about your blood sugar levels, see your doctor. He'll help you to begin a diet that will help your body be more able to regulate its insulin level. He'll also help you with an exercise program that can help you lose weight. 

And, while you're visiting with your doctor, be sure to talk to him about drinking tea. Tea has no known side effects, and is well tolerated. It even has lower caffeine amounts than coffee and soda. So, there should be no reason why you can't use tea as part of your plan to get your blood sugar level under control and prevent/control diabetes.

Your health is important - and diabetes should be a significant concern. So, take a look at the steps you need to take to prevent diabetes before it ruins your health.

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by Izzy Knight: A great recipe; It is much lighter and refreshing taste than traditional stir fry. the green tea flavor really adds a new dimension. You can also add some cayenne.

  • 35 min 20 min prep
  • 16 large shrimp, raw, peeled
  • 5 cups green tea, divided
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 12 ounces Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced on diagonal
  • 2 bags green tea
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 fresh bean sprout
  • 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1 green onion, sliced| Edit...
Main Dishmake 5 cups of green tea.
  • Reserve 2 tea bags.
  • Reserve 1 cup, and poach shrimp in 4 cups of green tea with half the garlic and ginger.
  • Simmer 4 min (should be opaque but not cooked) heat the peanut oil in a preheated deep frying pan.
  • Lower heat slightly.
  • Add the remaining garlic, then stir in cabbage, snow peas, broccoli, peppers, carrots, and contents of 2 green tea bags.
  • Stir fry for 4 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup green tea, rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp sesame seed oil, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir in rest of sesame seed oil, bean sprouts, water chestnut and shrimp, toss for 1 min.
  • Garnish with green onions and voila!

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      krisManuel 9 years ago

      thanks for sharing! green-tea is a good asset for your nutrition needs.

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      healthadvisor1 9 years ago

      Very informative.

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      uncabillysays 6 years ago

      Very good info - thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Green tea is good for weight loss too.l

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      jelena111 5 years ago

      green tea is good

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      hypermomma 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. I am myself a green tea lover and can't live without having at least 5 cups a day :P

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