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Type 2 Tea

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Diane_56, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is green tea good for diebetic
     
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    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

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    Jason Fong seems to think so 'the diet doctor ' promotes drinking green tea whilst intermittent fasting , don't like tea myself but doing his diet though.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Try it and test?
     
  4. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tea should be good: green tea is a nice clean drink, makes your stomach feel nice and your mouth feel fresh. When I drink normal black tea, like Yorkshire tea or Tetley, I just make it a bit weaker and drink it black. I'm not so sure about the ideas of it lowering blood sugars, de-toxifying, etc- I think in that regard it's similar to water, but it's certainly good for fasting as it keeps you out of a slump and takes the edge off your appetite.
     
  5. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK thanks for that I like peppermint tea and raspberries and cranberry blush tea
     
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  6. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely fine. No carbs, no artificial flavours , no sweetners
    Just dont add milk, sugar or sweetners.
    I love ginger tea too. There are also many flavours to try
     
  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    What's wrong with sweeteners they don't affect my blood sugars and I have them in my nightly herbal tea quite often milk is another matter I never add milk to herbal tea.
     
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  8. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many people don’t like them because they aren’t generally natural. Some newer ones are marketed as natural.

    There is thought that although not affecting blood glucose, they to cause an insulin response thereby maintaining high insulin levels, presumably contributing to insulin resistance.

    There was a thread last year sometime discussing the possibility that artificial sweeteners could also cause diabetes. It’s been in the papers too.

    I do often wonder if that didn’t help me as I drank a lot of artificially sweetened drinks in my time.
     
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  9. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    They're fine for some, not for others. Depends on a couple of things. Whether you get a pre-emptive insulin response when you smell or taste something sweet (which then triggers a liver dump because the insulin's not actually needed,causing higher blood sugars after a little dip). And for me, well... Artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut bacteria. And you really, REALLY need healthy, living gut bacteria. I still haven't recovered from killing them off with my 50 little tablets of sweetener a day (plus diet coke), and it's been well over a year. Heck, two, almost. But if they're fine for you, run with it!
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It's supposed to be full of anti-oxidants and whatnot, which is good for just about everybody, not just diabetics. I just can't abide the stuff though. Herbal tea's, and proper black teas, yeah. Green tea... That's icky! ;)
     
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    I find green tea a great drink and I can vouch for it being an excellent hunger suppressant. This can obviously help when trying to lose weight.

    Green tea can be a little bitter which is why I go for the Twinings Green tea with lotus flower and orange which i find time be a great tasting tea!!!!
     
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    Bittern Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try a Young Hyson or Lung Chin Dragonwell green tea and don't over brew.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Having agreed with John, I'll add that I regularly use erythritol and stevia, either on their own or in combination. These are essentially natural in origin and are perfectly safe for diabetic use. But there are some artificial sweeteners that I'd never give house room to. And I'd certainly never ever dream of adding milk or its nutty equivalents (e.g. almond "milk") to any herbal tea that passes my lips, though I do add the latter to my coffee or chocolate drinks.

    ETA I should clarify: I don't normally use my sweeteners in herb teas, except for one or two that need a tiny drop or two of liquid stevia.
     
    #13 Robbity, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:05 AM
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    There is thought that the moon is made of green cheese, the earth is flat that newspapers always tell the truth and politicians never lie I do not give credence to any those assertions either.
     
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    Bittern Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, this should have been in the original post above, don't drink either of these teas with milk or any sweetener.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This time of year I enjoy tea made from fresh mint , lemon balm, or fennel all of which I have growing in the garden. Or fresh ginger. These all taste sweeter than the dried varieties (to me)
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I'm afraid there's nothing much growing in my garden at the moment apart from grass and weeds so it's dried or nothing at the moment.

    I particularly like the Novus Wild encounter tea bags which contain
    Hibiscus flowers
    Apple pieces
    Rose hips
    Elderberries
    Strawberry
    Passion fruit
    Kiwi
    Raspberry
    Sunflower blossoms
    rose petal
    Blue corn flowers

    Don't add any thing to that but water as it tastes so good as it is.

    The tea bags smell so heavenly you could use them as a Potpourri .
     
  18. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    :hungry: Thanks for leading me into temptation - I'm off to see if I can find some to order online now...

    ETA That was easy thanks to Amazon, and I'll have some tomorrow. They do a subscribe & save offer too. I'm going to end up with a house stuffed full of "tasty" teabags at this rate.
     
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    #18 Robbity, Jun 18, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I always find they look and smell better than they taste so I add sweeteners which I dont have in normal white tea.
     
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