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Green Tea For Diabetes:Can Green Tea Help Manage Blood Sugar?

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri  •  12years experience
Green Tea For Diabetes:Can Green Tea Help Manage Blood Sugar?

There are numerous health benefits of green tea that are not known by many people and one of them is that green tea is also good for people having diabetes.

Drinking green tea is a good idea for a person suffering from diabetes as it helps in lowering the blood sugar level. There are many positive results that if people with diabetes drink green tea they can remain healthy for a long time.

Green Tea Benefits For Diabetes:

Green tea is beneficial for people with type-1 and type-2 diabetes. People who ate suffering from diabetes can include green tea in their daily routine, here’s why:

  • Green tea helps to control the level of insulin in the body with the help of catechins (anti-oxidants). Catechins decrease the absorption of carbohydrates thus maintaining insulin level.
  • Green tea is one of the zero-calorie drinks and is useful for people with diabetes as it keeps the blood sugar level under control.
  • Green tea reduces stress and anxiety which is harmful to people with diabetes. It consists of amino-acid L-theanine which provides a calming effect on the mind, thus reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Green tea helps in keeping the digestive system strong and a good digestive system keeps blood sugar level in control. Thus green tea is good for diabetics.

Best Green Tea for Diabetes

Among all the other green teas, Funmatsucha and Nibancha are the best green tea that can be consumed by people suffering from diabetes. Funmatsucha and Nibancha are best because they remain in the sun for a longer period of time due to late harvesting. Due to which a larger amount of catechin is produced in these specific plants and catechins are responsible for inhibiting diabetes.

How much green tea you should drink to control diabetes?

If you are suffering from diabetes then consuming too much caffeine can be harmful to your health. Though green tea has less amount of caffeine present in it still it should be taken not more than 1-2 times a day because caffeine is not good for diabetics as it impacts the blood sugar level and blood pressure. If you have any doubts about green tea then you can consult your health expert.

Green Tea Recipes For Diabetes:

Here are some of the green tea recipes for the people suffering from diabetes:

  1. Mint-green tea cooler

    It is a refreshing drink during summers, helps people staying hydrated and easy to make:


    • 2 green tea bags
    • 4 ginger slices
    • 6-7 large mint leaves
    • 2 cups of water
    • 1 cups of ice

    How to make:

    • Put green tea bags, mint leaves, ginger in a cup of boiling water.
    • Keep it like that for 2-4 minutes.
    • After that remove tea bags, ginger, and mint leaves.
    • Cooldown the tea at normal or room temperature.
    • The put a cup of crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves.
  2. Lemon green tea

    Lemon green tea is rich in anti-oxidant and also helps in controlling weight and diabetes.


    • 1 teaspoon of green tea
    • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon of ginger juice
    • 1 cup of water

    How to make:

    Boil a cup of water with green tea and let it for some time thus allowing the tea to steep in water. When the process is done, strain the tea and add a tablespoon of ginger and lime juice. Serve hot.

Green Tea for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the high blood sugar that generally happens at the time of pregnancy to the mother and the baby. It disappears after giving birth. Gestational diabetes can be cured with the help of green tea because green tea consists of ECGC. This ECGC compound helps to improve the outcome of diabetes in mothers and babies.

Mostly women suffer from gestational diabetes during the third-trimester and women can consume green tea at the time of pregnancy. Hence green tea is helpful for women suffering from gestational diabetes.

Drinking green tea significantly lowers the level of insulin and also improves digestion in pregnant women at the time of pregnancy.

Thus green tea can be consumed by the people suffering from diabetes as it has many health benefits. If you have any doubts or you face any health issues after consuming green tea then you can consult your health expert.

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