Health, The Good Life

Chamomile

All those holiday leftovers and New Year’s party plates can do a real number on your blood sugar. But here’s a drink that may help fix that: chamomile tea.

There may be something in chamomile that not only helps keep blood sugar stable but also guards against the damage high blood sugar can do.

The brew is already credited with the power to ease anxiety, insomnia, and skin, throat, stomach, and gum problems. The newest potential benefit of chamomile was uncovered during animal research. Extracts of chamomile helped steady blood sugar and also guarded against enzymes involved in diabetes complications. More studies are needed to see if chamomile tea does the same for blood sugar in humans. But we already know that drinking tea is one of the best health habits around — so it won’t hurt if you’re drinking chamomile ahead of the curve.

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