Many people believe drinking tea is merely a pleasant drink to have instead of coffee. However, they couldn't be more wrong. There are many types of tea and they can have different healing properties to help people control Type 2 diabetes and a range of other ailments as well...
Nettle tea is good for eye problems. It has mild antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help, especially against allergic reactions. This tea can also help with urinary infections and arthritis. It's essential though you soak the leaves in water to get rid of the stinging hairs which then make the leaves ready for preparation.
Chamomile tea has been used since the ancient Roman and Egyptian times as a calming agent. It's helpful for diarrhea, ulcers, indigestion and headaches which diabetics are prone to getting. A nice cup of this tea, especially before bed, should give you a good night's stress-free sleep.
Black tea contains caffeine and too much can cause diarrhea. You break the leaves so they can oxidize. This tea can help with heart disease and maybe even some types of cancer. It can make you more alert if you feel sleepy so your concentration is increased. Black tea contains tannins which may adversely react with certain medications so check with your doctor before having this drink.
Diet Chinese tea can help to reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure, both helpful for people with Type 2 diabetes. It boosts your immune system and helps reduce the risk of contracting several diseases. This is a pleasant-tasting tea that does contain caffeine. Don't drink too much or you can become irritable and find it hard to sleep. It may also upset your stomach if you drink too much.
Linden tea grows in Europe, Asia and North America. It's usually used for healing coughs and colds, to ease muscle spasms, as a diuretic and a sedative. You can also take this one as a liquid extract or a capsule.
Bitter Melon tea can help reduce your blood sugar levels but too much can give you a hypoglycemic reaction. You should only drink this tea if your doctor approves. As with all teas, don't assume they will help before checking your facts first. It can react with diabetes medications and cause adverse side effects.
Raspberry tea can suppress your appetite and help with weight loss. It's also believed to aid in fertility. This tea is known by many names including raspbis, framboise, rubus, bramble and hindberry tea.
White tea is the least processed of any tea you can buy. It has more nutrients than green or black tea, and usually has less caffeine than green or black tea as well. It has a high amount of antioxidants to help protect your immune system and guard against free radicals. It can help your arteries stay clear and improve your blood pressure reading. Studies show people who drink this type of tea are less likely to suffer from heart disease.
As with all foods and drinks, always check whether they're going to be safe for you to consume. Check with your doctor, and if you are not sure avoid it until you are sure.
Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. It need not slowly and inevitably get worse. You can take control of the disease... and take back your health. Maybe drinking tea will help you.
For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body.
The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.
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