Matcha Can Help Lower The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

February 7th, 2012

Research has shown that those who drink 2-6 cups of green tea daily are less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. An article published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found through 2 studies that consuming green tea regularly can “can increase fat oxidation during moderate-intensity exercise and can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance”.

Obesity and insulin resistance are both large contributors to developing Type 2 Diabetes. The catechins in green tea have been shown to “improve exercise performance, increase fat oxidation and prevent obesity”. This is where Matcha can help benefit those from devloping Type 2 Diabetes even more so. With Matcha you are consuming the entire leaf and receiving 100% of the nutritional benefits from the tea unlike regular green tea where you steep the leaves and discard them. Matcha is 10 times healthier than regular green tea, so you are receiving 10 times more of the health benefits. Not to mention by consuming the whole tea leaf you are receiving both insoluble and soluble nutrients.

Matcha also contains the highest amount of antioxidants known in nature so it naturally is known as a superfood that is ideal for treating and preventing Type 2 Diabetes.

You can read more at: Just Good Energy: Matcha and Diabetes

The article also sites the original research.

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