With today’s busy lifestyle and hectic schedule many individuals these days are putting on a lot of weight owing to their sedentary lifestyle. Sadly this sedentary lifestyle has taken a negative toll on the health of the people.
Interestingly according to many research studies, a tea which has its origins in China has certain amazing properties of increasing the metabolism of a person by at least 20% if consumed at least twice daily. Oolong Tea contains certain antioxidants called as polyphenols which activate the enzyme lipase which enhances fat breakdown thus aiding weight loss in individuals with a higher waist circumference and a higher basal metabolic rate. It is a partially oxidized tea and available in colors intermediate between green and black tea.
Some benefits of Oolong Tea highlighted below
Oolong Tea is an intermediate between green tea and black tea which means that it contains properties of both green tea and black tea aiding metabolism through the catechins present in the tea as well as relieving stress. A research conducted by “The Department Of Applied Nutrition” in the year 2003 by T Komatsu et al, to study the effect of energy expenditure after the consumption of Green tea versus Oolong tea, observed that after consuming green tea, the energy expenditure rate increased by 4 percent after 120 minutes whereas, the energy expenditure increased by 10 percent after 120 minutes after consumption of Oolong Tea. This means that Oolong tea increases the metabolic rate even faster than green tea owing to the caffeine content present in the Oolong tea.
Many individuals, especially females worldwide, have a very common complaint about skin problems like acne, pimples and stretch marks. Quite surprisingly, Oolong tea is a magical tea which cures such skin issues. It is also known to treat eczema. According to various research studies, Oolong tea is known to prevent cancer, especially skin cancer owing to the flavonoids present in Oolong tea which helps to destroy the free radical scavenging in our body thus preventing cancer. The thioflavine like compounds act as a magical compound to treat skin related problems.
Prevents And Cures Type 2 Diabetes
Yes. Oolong Tea can prevent and cure type 2 diabetes in obese individuals due to the compound called as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) present in Oolong tea which can increase glucose uptake inside cells and thus prevent hyperglycemia, that is, the increase of blood glucose levels. It therefore, helps to improve the insulin sensitivity. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Oolong tea aids in lipid metabolism along with a daily recommended amount of physical activity thus stimulating the lipase activity which breaks down fat cells and thus improving type 2 diabetes symptoms by improving the blood sugar levels.
Prevents Tooth Decay
According to the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (2013), Oolong tea helps to prevent tooth decay and prevent dental caries. The catechins like EGCG present in Oolong tea possess antibacterial effects thus preventing tooth decay and maintaining oral hygiene. Therefore, it is advisable to rinse your mouth with Oolong leaves and 100ml of water for antibacterial effects as these Oolong tea leaves are known to reduce the acid production in the mouth by Streptococcus mutans.