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Regulate Blood Sugar with Tea, Red Wine : Planet Green

By , April 3, 2008 10:37 pm

Regulate Blood Sugar with Tea, Red Wine : Planet Green
While the heart-protecting and cancer-fighting powers of tea and red wine are near legendary, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered that imbibing these beverages may help regulate the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes.

“Levels of blood sugar, or blood glucose, rise sharply in patients with type 2 diabetes immediately following a meal,” says Kalidas Shetty, professor of food biotechnology at the University of Massachusetts, and one of the authors of the study, which was published in the May issue of the Journal of Food Biochemistry. “Red wine and tea contain natural antioxidants that may slow the passage of glucose through the small intestine and eventually into the bloodstream and prevent this spike, which is an important step in managing this disease.”

Building on some of the earlier posts about tea and red wine we come to this one combining the two to help regulate the blood sugar levels of folks with type 2 diabetes. Control is always better than medicine in my book… 😉

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