Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease With This Herbal Tea

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD), also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney disease of diabetes, and diabetic nephropathy, is the type of kidney disease that is caused by diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the major cause of diabetic kidney disease and other problems such as blindness, heart disease and poor circulation in the limbs. Green tea has been found to contain phytochemicals that can help to prevent or to reverse type 2 diabetes.

According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90-95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. The key defect in Type 2 diabetes is the inability of insulin to suppress liver glucose production. You have type 2 diabetes when you have high blood sugar, insulin resistance and relative deficiency of insulin and you are at risk of developing diabetic kidney disease. To prevent diabetic kidney disease, you have to prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes through weight management, regular exercise and dietary changes. Though allopathic medications exist, one can also look to nature for therapy.

Epidemiological studies have found that people who take a lot of green tea catechins benefit in terms of body fat, body weight, maintaining blood glucose levels, cardiovascular health and the balance of insulin and glucagon. In vitro and animal studies found that green tea catechins decrease liver glucose production and carbohydrate absorption and increase insulin sensitivity.

Green tea consists of 30% polyphenols by weight which include large amounts of a catechin called EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that prevent cell damage by destroying free radicals in the body, and that way they prevent the development of many chronic diseases, including diabetic kidney disease.

Prevent diabetic kidney disease from now on by taking green tea regularly as part of your natural preventative measures and be sure to take a look at some of our other articles on what you can do to improve kidney disease naturally. 

  • The recommendation to receive lots of powerful health benefits is to have 3 to 6 cups per day of green tea per day.