Herbal teas.

By Flustrated Latest Reply 2011-04-11 19:26:11 -0500
Started 2011-04-07 16:06:27 -0500

Does any of the herbal teas have any effect on glugose reading? Such as cranberry and ginseng or something else.

6 replies

WendyFR 2011-04-11 19:26:11 -0500 Report

I love tea. My favorite is Green tea and white tea. I drink with caffiene and sometime without and nope my readings don't drop or increase.

GabbyPA 2011-04-07 19:53:02 -0500 Report

Find some teas that are zero caffeine, high in antioxidants and don't add so much sweetener to it that you ruin the benefits. I don't have any that lower my levels, but I have some that make me feel good. Specially on cool days.

RAYT721 2011-04-07 19:09:43 -0500 Report

How funny you ask! I am sitting here drinking a cup of hot Green Tea. Are you psychic or something??? I have been on this kick for a few nights now from reading an article on the benefits in a book I'm reading called "Food Cures" by Reader's Digest Association. I have not noticed any effect at all on my glucose for better or worse. I'm interested in reading what others have to say. Thanks for the (timely) discussion. (Can you help me pick six lottery numbers for Saturday… please?)

Kirla 2011-04-07 18:49:32 -0500 Report

I use lots of different teas. All are low carb. Most I think are 0 carbs per serving. Not sure if they do any good or not. I do know they don’t do any harm. I like tea and drink it everyday. I heard somewhere if you have a problem with your kidneys you might have to watch it. Check with your doctor if you have kidney problems or take lots of meds. I read somewhere that some herbs interfere with meds. Always check with your doctor. I’m lucky I was able to get off the meds after several weeks. Not everyone can.