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Tea to Improve Insulin?


#1

Hi, I would like to here your thoughts on this experiment I found on the internet.

Here is the link: http://inhumanexperiment.blogspot.com/2008/12/green-tea-black-tea-oolong-tea-increase.html

To sum it up, the experiment was done for diabetes, to see how tea would effect their insulin and from what I read it quite interesting, so my thought is if this experiment is true to what it says, shouldn't we all start to use tea for our post-out?

I don't know if people are already doing this? If they are I would like some feedback on the exp with doing it as well.


#2

You can find lots of things supporting tea, especially green tea and its main component of interest EGCg(epigallocatechin gallate). Check this article by Nate Miyaki:

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/5_ways_to_improve_insulin_sensitivity

Besides the many health benefits, it is good for fat loss and it is a GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent).