Coffee and Tea Protect from Diabetes

Doctors all over the world are becoming more and more interested in alternative medicine or biomedicine. New technologies keep bringing us more stimulating news about the healthy effects of different natural products which, taken correctly, can be a cure.

Previous studies suggested that caffeine offers protection from type 2 diabetes. But there were scientists who doubted its effectiveness. They conducted 18 independent researches trying to establish whether tea and coffee are linked with the risk of developing diabetes. The summary data shows that those who drink coffee have a lower possibility of developing diabetes by one third. While those who drink three or more cups of tea a day reduce the risk by 18 percent. The results of the research were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Each additional cup of coffee reduces the risk by 7 percent. But it was noticed that decaffeinated coffee produces the same effect.

Scientists concluded that the protective effect tea and coffee has nothing to do with caffeine. They accentuate that some components in these beverages apart from caffeine have a direct influence on reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Further research is needed for a correct estimation of the efficiency of the nutrients contained in these plants in fighting against diabetes. Particularly, more research will be conducted on nutrients like lignan (estrogen to be found in tea and coffee plants) and chlorogenic acids which are antioxidants and can slow down the ejection of sugar into the blood after meals.