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Monday, November 10, 2008

Black Tea Good for Type 2 Diabetes?

It’s not time to start guzzling black tea by the gallons, but a new study does suggest that it may help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Scientists at Dundee University, along with the Scottish Crop Research Institute, believe that theaflavins and thearubigins in black tea can act as an insulin substitute, because they mimic the action of insulin in the body.

They are definitely not suggesting that it will cure diabetes, but their finding are interesting and more studies will be done to determine the role of black tea in diabetes.

The study was published in Aging Cell.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Medicinal Powers of Green Tea

Did you know that both black tea and green tea are one and the same? The difference lies in the processing methods. Green tea leaves are tea leaves that are only lightly steamed and black tea leaves get their dark color from drying and roasting. The process used to create black tea causes it to lose much of the medicinal power that is left in green tea.

Green tea offers powerful antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, prevents blood clots, and even enhances the body’s innate antioxidant enzymes. It helps to protect against many diseases such as cancers, heart disease and atherosclerosis. It is also thought that green tea can help prevent hot flashes, asthma and tooth decay, while suppressing the appetite increasing mental alertness.

Green Tea

Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B9
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E

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