Some mice get the right treatment.
Researchers at Penn State fed a group of Mickeys high-glycemic meals, those meals with the non-fiber carbohydrates that are broken down quickly during digestion, hence releasing glucose into the bloodstream rapidly – not recommended if you are a diabetic and to be looked out for if you are watching your weight – with an antioxidant extract from green tea. The spiking in blood glucose levels was tempered by the extract by a half compared to what happened in the Mickeys that missed out.
The potential of green tea to lower the glycemic index of the food eaten while gulping the brew may be the simple and tasty blessing for diabetics and weight watchers. Hey, anyone! Not just the mice. “Downing 1.5 cups of green tea will do the trick – try it with your morning bagel or a Chinese dinner.”