Nowadays most people are suffering from diabetes. It is a metabolic disease, in which blood sugar becomes high. The insulin hormone moves sugar from the blood to be stored in the cells or converted into energy.

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On the other hand, when there is a problem with diabetes, the body is not able to make enough insulin, or the insulin that the body makes is not able to use it properly. In such a situation, it becomes necessary to control the blood sugar level to treat diabetes. To keep diabetes under control, people are prohibited from taking carbs and sugar. In such a situation, the question comes to the mind of most people can diabetes patients drink tea or not? What are the benefits and side effects of drinking tea for diabetes?

Today in this article, you will know in detail about the benefits and side effects of drinking tea for diabetes.

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Often people like to drink tea made of milk and sugar, but diabetes patients should not drink tea with sugar. Blood sugar levels can be high after drinking this tea. Herbal tea is considered beneficial for diabetes patients. Herbal tea can help control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The benefits of drinking tea for diabetes are as follows -

Beneficial compounds

Herbal tea contains powerful compounds, which are essential for health. In such a situation, research has shown that drinking herbal tea can benefit diabetes patients.

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Reduce blood sugar

Herbal teas contain compounds that can prevent cellular damage. This may help in reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels. Therefore, a diabetic patient can consume black or herbal tea.

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Body stay hydrated

Diabetes patients must stay hydrated. Tea with sugar can dehydrate the body. In such a situation, blood sugar can increase, but if tea is drunk without sugar, it can help in keeping the body hydrated. Hydration is very important for diabetes patients.

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Insulin-sensitizing properties

Herbal teas have anti-inflammatory, blood-sugar-lowering, and insulin-sensitizing properties. In such a situation, drinking this tea can help in controlling diabetes.

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Diabetes patients should always drink tea without sugar. The following types of tea can be beneficial for diabetes patients -

Green tea

If a person has diabetes, then he can consume green tea. Green tea reduces cellular damage. Also, drinking this tea reduces swelling and controls blood sugar levels. Studies show that drinking green tea can prevent the development of diabetes. Diabetes patients can drink 3-4 cups of green tea daily.

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Black tea

Black tea can also be beneficial for diabetes patients. This tea contains a compound called theaflavins. Also has antibacterial, antioxidant, and blood sugar-lowering properties. Research has shown that drinking black tea prevents the absorption of carbs. This can help in keeping blood sugar levels under control.

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Hibiscus Tea

Drinking hibiscus tea can also keep blood sugar levels under control in diabetes patients. It contains polyphenol antioxidants. Regular consumption of this tea can help reduce blood sugar and inflammation. You can drink this tea 2 times a day continuously for a month. Studies have shown that drinking this tea can help reduce insulin resistance.

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Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon is a popular spice, which has diabetes-controlling properties. To reduce the blood sugar level, you can make and drink cinnamon tea. Studies have shown that taking 6 grams of cinnamon supplements daily for 40 days can lower blood sugar levels.

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Turmeric tea

Turmeric is full of medicinal properties. It is known for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Along with this, turmeric contains curcumin, which can prove effective in reducing blood sugar levels.

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Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is rich in nutrients. Often people drink chamomile tea. Drinking chamomile tea reduces oxidative stress. Also, it can control blood sugar levels. Therefore, diabetes patients can also consume chamomile tea easily.

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If diabetes patients drink herbal tea or other tea without sugar, then it does not harm them. At the same time, many people add sugar or honey to enhance the taste of tea. This can affect the blood sugar level of diabetic patients. In such a situation, if you want tea not to cause any harm, then it is beneficial to drink tea without sugar.

Tea with sugar can increase the level of blood sugar along with increasing weight. In such a situation, every person should drink tea without sugar. You can add lemon juice to it or add cinnamon powder to enhance the taste of tea.

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Natural and herbal teas contain powerful compounds, which can be beneficial for diabetes patients. Research shows that green tea, turmeric tea, black tea, cinnamon tea, and chamomile tea can be helpful for diabetes patients. This tea can keep the blood sugar level under control, but diabetes patients should not drink sugar tea even by mistake. This can trigger the blood sugar level and increase the problems.

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