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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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Friday, October 31, 2008

Garlic for Heart Health and Cancer Protection

Available in every grocery store and easy to grow, garlic is a much more than a great seasoning or something to help support your immune system when you are feeling under the weather; garlic offers over 70 health-promoting natural chemicals and improves cardiovascular health.

Garlic can help lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure. It can be used to treat ear infections and other bacterial issues. It can decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack. It can help slow tumor growth and protect against certain cancers, such as stomach, colon, esophageal and breast cancers. It is even used to help people undergoing chemotherapy. The newest studies on garlic have shown it to decrease blood sugar levels and increase insulin release in laboratory animals.

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