On 14 November is celebrated World Diabetes Day. A disease that, only in Spain, and according to the Federation of Diabeteticos Spanish (FEDE), reaches more than 5,300,000 people, «is say, 14% of the population, though unknown it 6% of people», as they explain on their website.
A healthy diet, balanced and controlled exercise, as well as different medical treatments (especially that of insulin) that people with diabetes can live a normal life. From Aromas of tea, we want to pay tribute to all those who struggle every day against it and talk about teas or infusions made with natural plants which, according to various studies, contribute to reduce the levels of sugar in the blood and, therefore, to improve the health of diabetics.
Of course, as we always say when we deal with medical topics, the best view is your doctor or specialist, so if you have any questions regarding this, nothing better than to work it out with him. We only offer some small strokes of studies scientists.
What is diabetes?
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), is «a chronic condition that occurs when the body loses its ability to produce enough insulin or use it effectively». There are three main types of the same: diabetes mellitus type 1, type 2 and gestational. In the first case and as explained from the IDF, «If you don’t have insulin, dies. In the case of people with type 2, they can spend years without being diagnosed. «In the case of them people with diabetes gestational, the possibilities of developing diabetes type 2 after the pregnancy, are high, as well as of that the baby suffer obesity or diabetes type 2, in a future».
From the Federation, also add that a «badly cured, diabetes can bring many health consequences, so it is recommended the constant cooperation both by the patient and the doctor who treats him».
As for the symptoms, in the case of type 1 diabetes are the following:
- be abnormal and dryness of mouth
- tiredness end/lack of energy
- slow healing of wounds
- loss of weight suddenly
- urination often
- constant appetite
- vision blurred
- recurrent infections
In the case of type 2 diabetes, symptoms may be the same, although it is true that many people are not diagnosed until symptoms resulting from it are more patents. A type 2 diabetes can be caused by: obesity, lack of healthy and balanced diet, as well as sport, family history or ethnic origin, mainly.
For the first case, as we said, is vital insulin. In the case of type 2 diabetes, it depends on the dosage the doctor, the same as in the case of gestational diabetes, recommend though, is usually controlled with diet and exercise.
It is precisely these two latest guidelines, the most important to reduce sugar levels in blood, the pancreas has failed to absorb because of mentioned disease. Walk between 30 minutes or 1 hour per day is important in this regard.
In terms of food, as well as the healthy and that the doctor will indicate when the disease is diagnosed him there are teas and natural plants that reduce these levels of sugar, and is extracted from several studies as: green tea, black tea or ginseng, among others.
Green tea against diabetes
Rich in catechins, are various studies that have concluded that the most powerful of which brings the green tea, the Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is which would help to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood and, therefore, to improve the lives of people with diabetes. These studies conclude that green tea could reduce blood sugar on an empty stomach.
Besides green teas which you will find in this section of our online store, there are several studies that speak of the concrete benefits of drinking matcha tea, which contains 137 times more catechins than regular green teas and, therefore, its effect in the reduction of blood glucose levels is higher. A tea that is also very easy to prepare and you can include in your meals, to make them even healthier.
Black tea: Allied against diabetes
As you know, green tea and black tea come from the same plant and its main difference lies in the type of fermentation which, in the case of the first, is complete. Why has that strong taste and that so dark, in addition to other properties associated with it. Among them, the reduce the levels of cholesterol in blood, as they say in an investigation of Data Mining International of Geneva, thanks to the this type of tea flavonoids.
Moreover, from the Institute of Food Technologists study the benefits antioxidants containing black tea in reducing blood glucose levels.
In addition, a third study conducted in China by the Tianjin Key Laboratory in which comparing the properties of the black, green and oolong tea to control diabetes concluded that levels of black tea polysaccharides are greater than those of the rest of the Teas and are those that help to reduce glucose levels. In this case, as well as elsewhere, is recommended not to take it with milk, or add sugar when we take the black tea. To enhance the levels of polysaccharides, also recommended mix of black tea, with oolong tea.
Matt against the diabetes type 2
A study carried out by the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, in Brazil, and in the average specialist Journal of the American College of Nutrition, says that taking Matt regularly reduced obesity, as well as the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, blood glucose and fat (lipid) levels.
As you well know, aromas of tea you can get top-notch Matt to take it in infusion. In addition, we also have the famous pumpkin so making this delicious herb kit is an experience of pleasure and health.
Ginseng against type 2 diabetes
In this case, we also need to rely on another study, the of the St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, where he conducted an investigation in non-diabetic and diabetic patients of type 2 to analyze the effects of ginseng in them. The conclusion was that in the case of the first not be they noticed different when it comes to controlling glucose, but in the case of the latter, managed to reduce by 20 percent the levels of glucose in the blood, with the advantages that this has for them. That Yes, the authors of the study, of course, do not recommend only taking ginseng to reduce these levels of blood sugar, but also attend recommended medical guidelines, exercise and controlled diet.
In our case, and as a complement in the guidelines that we have been talking about from the very beginning and we have just mentioned, we recommend our green tea ginseng passion which, in addition, it will also help you to improve your overall mood and forget the fatigue that causes diabetes in many people.
These are just a few examples of studies that have been done so far, but we believe that many more will be and who will have to do with products that nature gives us every day, since it is one of the best ways to deal with all kinds of diseases.