Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Tom0
Benefits of Oolong Tea
A study conducted by Chinese scientists in 1998 demonstrated that the continuous consumption of oolong tea can result in obvious weight loss. The key reason is that oolong tea can promote metabolism, which will help the body burn fat faster. The combination of catechin and caffeine found in oolong tea can boost fat-burning furnace and prolong your metabolism for nearly 2 hours after drinking. Besides, the polyphenols ’effect on blocking the absorption of fats contributes greatly to weight control benefits. For people who want to lose weight or just want to control your weight, drinking oolong tea is a wonderful choice. But remember to drink plain oolong tea without sugar. And if you are doing exercise to lose weight, drinking oolong tea will reward you with positive changes and faster results.
For people with type 2 diabetes, drinking oolong tea can be beneficial. A research published in 2003, showed that diabetes patients who had daily consumption of 1,500ml oolong tea for 30 days, experienced great reduction of blood sugar levels.
Other health benefits
Caffeine contained in oolong tea is very useful in increasing mental alertness. Due to its antioxidant effects, oolong tea has many other health benefits include preventing heart diseases, lowering cholesterol levels, treating stomach problems and improving the immune system.