8 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea
Mar 21, 2022
If you’ve ever considered giving up caffeine but been worried losing that boost of energy would hinder your weight loss efforts, I’m here to tell you there is hope! Oolong tea comes from the same family as green tea and black tea. It is often described as having a fruity, fragrant aroma and unique flavor, though these can vary depending on the level of oxidation. Several studies have shown that oolong tea could help enhance weight loss by improving fat burning and speeding up metabolism. Let's take a look at other benefits that drinking Oolong Tea can offer to you.
1. Boosts Immune System
Test subjects when consumed Oolong were found to have stronger immune systems and significantly lower risk for infections such as the common cold and flu.
2. Slows Down Aging
Consuming Oolong tea significantly reduces free radicals in the body and helps slow down signs of aging.
3. Maintains Sharp Memory
Oolong tea helps you concentrate more and improves mood and productivity because of the presence of L-Theanine and a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine.
4. Strengthens Tea and Bones
A new study from the Department of Dentistry at Japan's Osaka University has shown that regular consumption of Oolong tea strengthens teeth and helps prevent tooth decay by significantly inhibiting plaque build-up.
5. Acne Fighting
A study from Japan's Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking Oolong tea daily clears up the skin within 30 days.
6. Metabolism Booster
The CBS Evening News recently reported that the Polyphenols in Oolong tea can increase energy expenditure translating to a 35-43% increase in fat burning.
7. Regulates Insulin Spikes
Drinking Oolong tea 10-20 minutes before eating carbohydrates helps to reduce the insulin spike you would normally experience after eating carbs.
8. Burns 2X more calories than Green tea
A new study from Journal of Medical Investigation showed the increase energy expenditures after drinking green tea was only 4%, where the Oolong tea had an increase of more than 10%.