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Old 09-17-2013, 07:24   #1
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Do you have any thoughts about green tea. Does it help controlling diabetes ?

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I drink green tea by the gallons, and you can find articles that it cures about everything including cancer. It does pack a lot of very beneficial antioxidants into a nice soothing cuppa, but as far as controlling my blood sugar, I count on LCHF to do that. I drink green tea because I enjoy it, and it helps me get lots of fluids without a lot of sweeteners & carbonation. Just my opinion, but I'd take a large grain of salt with some of the more egregious internet recommendations.

I make it quite strong & drink it straight, or laced with heavy cream, and occasionally creamed and slightly sweetened with sucralose. I avoid the commercial bottled varieties.




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Varun I did try it when the hype about it being a cure-all was in every magazine etc.. Unfortunately I find it really unpalatable. I tried it straight, with milk, with cream but ugh just couldn't take to it. So to answer your question - don't know but even if it was effective for diabetes I'd have to give it a miss.

Shanny many of my friends, like you, love it.

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As a military brat, I lived in Japan for 3 years and can't remember drinking anything but green tea and milk and water and kool-aid. It was not my first choice, even sweetened.

I have tried it both bagged and bottled. Saw no noticeable improvement in BG.

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So i wonder, will it be good practice to have green tea one or two times a day. I mean there will not be any adverse effect ?

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It is low caffeine and if you like it why not?

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So i wonder, will it be good practice to have green tea one or two times a day. I mean there will not be any adverse effect ?

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Should be much better choice than diet drinks

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I drink it. It is super cold in my office so it keeps me warm. It helps keeps me full between meals and I have noticed it drops my blood sugar a couple of points but doesn't keep it from going up if I eat something bad. Try the flavored green tea. Pomegranate and peach are among my favorites.

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Green Tea contains L-Theanine in small amounts. L-Theanine is the molecule your body uses to make GABA, GABA lowers stressed related glucose levels. But the amount found in it is minimal at best. If your not suffering from stressed induced glucose levels it will be like takiing an aspirin with no headache, you wont notice anything other than a mild calming effect. More like having a spare and no flat.

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I read that green tea helps raise HDL. So for about 2 months I had 3 teabags a day. The test after that showed my HDL had dropped even more. Not that the green tea was responsible for the drop, but that it didn't do anything to raise it. I have to conclude that the hype about green tea is over exaggerated.

I like it now and then, especially the mint-green tea blend. I don't sweeten it but just a little bit with stevia to take the bitter edge off.

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