Wayhey! Another excuse to drink black tea and red wine.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts have unveiled preliminary research that suggests antioxidants found in tea and red wine may help regulate blood sugar in diabetics.
The research suggests that tea and red wine may inhibit the action of alpha-glucosidase, which slows down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine. This novel action within the human body may help people with type 2 diabetes. Both red wine and tea contain antioxidants that appear to slow transit of blood glucose after ingestion of food. Black tea had the highest impact inhibiting the activity of alpha-glucosidase, followed by white tea and oolong tea.
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