HealthGreen tea a key to heart health and lower diabetes risk, studies confirm

Green tea a key to heart health and lower diabetes risk, studies confirm

What properties does green tea have?
What properties does green tea have?
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5:33 PM EST, January 10, 2024

Several studies affirm the positive impact of green tea on our health. Chinese scientists from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, who analyzed 27 preceding studies, have also substantiated its helpful effects.

The report they published reveals that regular consumption of a brew from green tea leaves notably reduces the concentration of fasting blood glucose. An appropriate glucose level in the blood is considered to be 100 mg/dl. Meanwhile, fluctuations ranging from 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter are indicative of a prediabetic condition, and values exceeding 126 mg/dl are indicative of diabetes onset.

The combined results showed that green tea significantly lowered fasting blood glucose by about 1.44 mg/dl without clear heterogeneity – stated the Chinese scientists.

Experts have also observed that drinking green tea doesn't notably impact levels of insulin and glycated hemoglobin when measured on an empty stomach.

Green tea not only helps regulate blood sugar levels in the body but also aids in shedding excess fat. As such, dieticians worldwide recommend it to individuals battling overweight or obesity. The presence of catechins and polyphenols in green tea reduces the risk of developing cancer cells in our body and neutralizes free radicals. In addition, it detoxifies the body, enhances skin appearance and health, and protects against hypertension, heart attack, thrombosis, stroke, and ischemic heart disease.

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