An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to food scientists. (i believe green tea is antioxidant, lipotropic and appetite-suppressant.
For humans, this may mean that green tea could help them control the typical blood sugar increases that are brought on when they eat starchy foods, like breads and bagels that are often a part of typical breakfasts.
"If what you are eating with your tea has starch in it then you might see that beneficial effect," Lambert said. "So, for example, if you have green tea with your bagel for breakfast, it may reduce the spike in blood glucose levels that you would normally get from that food."