Hydration is a vital part of health. It keeps our organs functioning well and helps us stay active and strong. Water is your best option. It’s calorie-free, carb-free, salt-free and everything-else-free. Essentially it’s the most neutral, healthy thing you can put into your body. It’s 100 percent hydration without any drawbacks. It should always be the thing you drink the most of. But, we all get bored. Plus, in winter, we crave hot drinks. When you reach for something that isn’t water, you want to make healthy choices.
Drinking sugar-heavy hot drinks can feel like a treat in the winter. But your blood sugar won’t thank you. When you are looking for a hot drink, it’s better to pick something that benefits your health rather than harms it. Coffee can help many aspects of health but is high in caffeine. While teas also contain caffeine, it’s generally in lower amounts. One great tea option is mulberry leaf.
A proprietary mulberry leaf extract is one of Glucocil’s 14 clinically researched ingredients. It can help maintain normal blood sugar levels by lowering the carbs and sugar your body absorbs during digestion. Drinking tea made from mulberry leaves can have a similar impact. The chemical 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) is responsible. In studies, the chemical has significantly reduced post-meal blood sugar spikes.
A new study has reconfirmed older research. The new study compared two groups of people with blood sugar concerns. They gave some black tea and some mulberry tea. Then they all ate the same breakfast. The researchers compared the two groups’ blood sugar and saw the people who drank black tea had much higher numbers. They concluded that the mulberry tea suppressed post-meal spikes for up to 90 minutes after drinking it.
The impact of mulberry leaf hasn’t been studied on children of pregnant women, so we don’t know how safe it is for them — Glucocil is also not recommended for people under 18 or who are pregnant. It’s always important to talk to your doctor before making changes in your healthy routine. Mulberry leaf can cause digestive tract problems and bloating. But, if you are a habitual lover of tea, mulberry might be a good one for you to try. Its beneficial properties make it a great choice to add to your drinks lineup when water won’t cut it, or you want something warm!