Is Green Tea Good for Diabetes?
As described in more detail below, the answer to the question, “Is green tea good for diabetes?” is clearly “Yes!” and we are confident that you will find I.E. Green Tea to be a valuable part of a healthy lifestyle. All of out teas are completely natural and organic, have at least 300 mg of antioxidants per serving, contain no sugar, and are calorie-free. Whether or not you suffer with diabetes, adding I.E. Green Tea to your daily routine will provide an immunity enhancing boost of antioxidants without adding sugar or calories to your diet.
The prevalence of diagnosed Type-2 diabetes among adults in the United States is over 9% of the population or more than 30 million people. One of the most important factors that increases the risk of Type-2 diabetes is obesity which has generally increased in the United States over the past 15 years, especially in younger people. In fact, the combination of obesity and an inactive lifestyle account for between 90% to 95% of Type-2 diabetes cases in the United States and the prevalence is increasing – from 2002 to 2012 the prevalence of Type-2 diabetes had a nearly 5% increase! According to the CDC, to help prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes we should all seek to control our weight, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and not smoke.
Type-2 diabetes accounts for most diabetes cases in the United States and can often be prevented or delayed by maintaining a normal body weight, engaging in physical activity, and eating a healthy diet. Exercising more than 90 minutes per day can reduce the risk of diabetes by more than 25% and when combined with a healthy diet may even further reduce the risk of diabetes. A healthy diet generally consists of avoiding sugary beverages, eating a diet rich in whole grains and fiber, good fats (such as the polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, and fish) and eating less red meat and other sources of saturated fat. Of course, it is now generally known and accepted that tobacco smoking is harmful to our health but tobacco usage is also associated with an increased risk of diabetes and related complications. Therefore, stopping smoking (or never starting) can be an important preventive measure as well.
The relationship between Type-2 diabetes and the risk factors that we can control (excess weight, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use) is consistent throughout the world and there is almost certainly a causal relationship rather than a merely correlative relationship.
Diabetes management primarily focuses on keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible without causing low blood sugar. This can often be achieved with a healthy diet, increased exercise, weight loss, and avoiding the use of tobacco. Also, in addition to leading a more healthy lifestyle, people with diabetes can benefit from education about the disease.
For those with prediabetes, weight loss and eating a healthy diet can prevent or slow progression from prediabetes to Type-2 diabetes and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. No single diet is best for all people with diabetes but diets such as the Mediterranean diet and following the guidelines outlined above can certainly result in better overall health.
While I.E. Green Tea cannot get you to exercise more often or stop smoking (if you do), we can certainly be a significant part of a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and weight control. So, the resounding answer to the question, “Is green tea good for diabetes?” is “Yes!” and I.E. Green Tea is the very best green tea for diabetes as well as providing 300mg antioxidants in every serving.
Type-2 diabetes is primarily a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices but is also linked to genetics. While we cannot control our genetic make-up, we can control many of the factors that contribute to the risk of diabetes such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and poor diet which are factors often associated with diabetes. To help control weight and reduce sugar consumption (which is obviously a “no-no” for diabetics), I.E. Green Tea is an ideal green tea for diabetes since our tea has zero calories to help with weight control and has no sugar.I.E, Green Tea has zero calories and no sugar so it is a refreshing tea to assist with weight control and it is a wonderful green tea that to help lower blood sugar. Because I.E. Green Tea has no sugar, it is a great tea for both diabetes and high blood pressure. While there is never a bad time to enjoy I.E. Green Tea, the best time to drink green tea for diabetes is in the morning and on an empty stomach. However, green tea does contain tannins and some people may find that drinking green tea on an empty stomach leads to gastrointestinal difficulties. In that case, be sure to have a light meal with your I.E. Green Tea.
I.E. Green Tea
Our green tea is pre-brewed and comes in convenient tea packets that you can take with you virtually anywhere – just add to water. We offer pure, unsweetened green tea or, if you want a slightly sweet, fruit flavored drink, we offer peach green tea, lemon green tea, and raspberry green tea. All of our flavored green teas are sweetened with stevia that is specifically formulated for I.E. Green Tea and all are completely sugar-free and calorie-free.
Adding I.E. Green Tea to water, though, is just the beginning. While it is true that I.E. Green Tea is great in hot water or cold water, try adding one of our slightly sweet, all-natural fruit flavored green teas (peach green tea, lemon green tea, or raspberry green tea) to sparkling water for a refreshing and healthy alternative to sugar laden colas and other sugary soda waters. I.E. Green Tea is all-natural fruit flavored tea and makes for a slightly sweet, delicious flavor enhancer to your oatmeal, yogurt, and similar foods. Just stir in and enjoy.
We believe that I.E. Green Tea is not only the best green tea for diabetes but also the best green tea to control blood sugar and get a 300 mg antioxidant boost to help with general immunity.