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One way to limit this glucose spike could be to inhibit the activity of digestive enzymes for glucose production and of the transporters responsible for glucose absorption.
It looks like Flavonols, Theaflavins, Gallate esters, 5-caffeoylqunic acid and proanthocyanidins inhibit α-amylase activity. Amylase is the enxyme that breaks down more complex sugars into glucose and maltose.
Recent results also suggest that plant polyphenolics like those found in Green Tea could help in this respect. Anthocyanidins and catechin oxidation products, such as theaflavins and theasinsensins, inhibit maltase; sucrase is less strongly inhibited but anthocyanidins seem somewhat effective. Lactase is inhibited by Green Tea catechins.