Because they are processed differently, green and black tea have slightly different chemical makeups. Both contain polyphenols, however, and have shown positive health results in studies.
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Many tea drinkers find the beverage soothing, and folk medicine has long valued it as a remedy for sore throats and unsettled stomachs. Recent studies have shown that tea may help reduce the risk serious illnesses, including atherosclerosis and some cancers.
The effect of alcohol on blood glucose levels depends not only on the amount of alcohol ingested, but also on its relationship to food intake.
Experts have recommended 6-8 cups per day for years, but recent studies have raised this amount even further to 10 cups for women and 12 cups for men. All liquids count toward the 10 to 12 cup goal, but bear in mind that both caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and may actually increase normal fluid losses. Ten good reasons to increase your fluid intake…
Most people with diabetes can drink alcohol safely if they drink in moderation (one or two drinks occasionally), because in higher quantities alcohol can cause health problems.
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