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Protect Your Vision with Tea

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

If you have diabetes, you probably know that your vision is at risk. The good news is that a simple change may help save your sight, according to new research.

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry examined the potential for green and black tea to prevent cataracts in people with diabetes.

For 3 months, green and black tea were given to subjects with chemically-induced diabetes. After the study period, researchers examined the subjects and found that both green tea and black tea prevented diabetic cataracts.

Balance Your Blood Sugar, Save Your Sight

Because having high blood sugar damages the microcapillaries of the eyes, people who have elevated blood sugar levels develop vision problems over time.

And while making tea your tonic of choice may help to prevent cataracts, the best thing you can do is get your blood sugar under control.

Learn how to start eating a low glycemic diet – that will save your sight – today!

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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Vinson JA, Zhang J.Black and green teas equally inhibit diabetic cataracts in a streptozotocin-induced rat model of diabetes.J Agric Food Chem. 2005 May 4;53(9):3710-3.

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