Studies show that green tea may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
What’s more, green tea has also been shown to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the first place.
One study in Japanese individuals found that those who drank the most green tea had an approximately 42 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
Furthermore, in a review of seven studies with a total of 286,701 individuals, tea drinkers had an 18 percent lower risk of diabetes.
The NHS says to aim for 2.5 hours of activity a week to reap the benefits.
“You can be active anywhere as long as what you’re doing gets you out of breath,” advises the health site.
Type 2 diabetes – how to spot it
Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising. This is because symptoms do not necessarily make you feel unwell.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes can include:
- Urinate more than usual, particularly at night
- Feeling thirsty all the time
- Feeling very tired
- Losing weight without trying to
- Itching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrush
- Cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
- Blurred vision