Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Unsweetened Tea: Brewing for Blood Sugar Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Tea, the second most consumed beverage in the world, also offers a plethora of health benefits. However, it is good to try avoiding the addition of sugar or honey to your cup of tea as it can cause blood sugar spikes. Sugar-free sweeteners too come with their share of side effects. Let us look at different ways in which you can savour your cup of tea while not raising your blood sugar count.

Best ways to enjoy tea unsweetened
• Consider adding lemon juice or other herbs to enhance the flavour of unsweetened green or black tea.
• Try to reduce the quantity of milk or eliminate it and enjoy iced black tea.
• Avoid accompanying your tea with foods or confectionaries containing added sugars.
• Consider pairing tea with foods like hummus, mixed nuts, beans or sprouts, or seeds.
• Consider switching to true teas (green or black) or herbal infusions because of their blood sugar-controlling properties.

Tea with milk and sugar is not recommended for people desiring blood sugar control because added sugar and lactose from milk can spike blood glucose levels. Unsweetened tea can be a helpful tool in managing blood sugar levels. The antioxidants and compounds found in tea improve insulin sensitivity and result in better glucose metabolism.

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