Recent finding published in the Diabetologia Journal concludes that consumption of soft drinks increase the risks of type 2 diabetes. More importantly the publication also suggests that water or unsweetened tea or coffee are the best alternatives to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Tea has been reported more and more often to have health benefits preventing stroke and even with diabetes but not students have made a tea for a particular health purpose. The Indonesian Salak fruit peel made into tea for diabetes is now on the market. It has been reported that students of the Agriculture Faculty of Brawijaya University of Malang in Indonesia have developed anti-diabetic tea from the peel of tropical fruit Salak. one of the students Mhas Agoes Triambada said that,
“The idea came from our initiative to harness salak peel which contains active ingredient of cinamic acid derivative”
This affects diabetes because the cinamic acid derivative can stimulate the regeneration of epithelial cells and have an important role in the healing of pancreas of the Type I diabetics. The other active ingredient contained in the salak peel is pterostilbene, which helps lower blood sugar.
They have named their Salak peel tea “Litlak Tea” and are selling it – it is available in flavours such as original, chocolate and vanilla.
The original flavor was intended for diabetics while the other flavour for non-diabetics.
“We hope our tea can be widely consumed as healthy and tasty drink especially for diabetics,”
The students have also invited any investors to join them in improving and developing the salak peel tea business opportunity. This is great news for tea in terms of what it can do for health. Not only does tea regularly carry additional health benefits, but certain traits can be streamlined from different fruits to make tea have particular benefits. This is a great move in terms of tea as medicine and who knows how far this research could go? That is definitely something to raise a cuppa to.
Recent studies have found that Green tea can prevent Diabetic Retinopathy , meaning the damage to the retina which can be caused by Diabetes. This can lead to blindness.
Diabetes is not often thought to affect vision but it can affect the retinas of the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy, as the condition is called, is the most common reason for blindness in American adults. It attacks the light-sensitive tissues in the back of the eyes and the blood vessels inside the retinas become inflamed and start leaking fluid. In another type of retinopathy involves abnormal blood vessels growing exactly where they shouldn’t be: on the surface of the retina. The condition affects both eyes at once.
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, reports that ,according to a new study, green tea could play a significant role in helping to prevent retinopathy in diabetics.When tested in rats, green tea protected the retina from glutamate toxicity. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that can damage and destroy nerve cells by over-stimulating them. It was the antioxidants in green tea, including EGCG, which triggered this protective effect.
The fact that Green Tea can prevent Diabetic Retinopathy is great news. It is one more reason to drink Green Tea and who knows what other ways it can help vison? So raise your glass to view the world green.
It has been found that people who drink black tea are less likely to develop type II diabetes. A new analysis of data from 50 countries found that the nations who drank the most black tea also suffered the lowest levels of the metabolic syndrome.Even further, the study published in the British Medical Journal found that high tea consumption was related to lower levels of obesity.Scientists think that the fermentation process used to make black tea could also cause the production of complex health-giving “flavonoids”.Ireland drank the most black tea, with each person consuming 2 kg each a year, with Britain and Turkey were close behind. All three countries were found to have lower levels of diabetes than others where tea consumption was low, including the countries Brazil, Morocco and Mexico.
So, maybe next time you put the kettle on, take it black. In the sweet swirling steam and red liquid you’ll not only find peace and warmth, but the promise of better health – and that’s something to drink to.