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10 Benefits of Oolong Tea

Filed Under: Nutrition,Teas at 4:17 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
oolongOolong tea, also known as Wulong, is a traditional Chinese tea with an earthy, full-body flavor and fruity aroma. Oolong is a slightly fermented black and green tea hybrid that boasts some significant health benefits, including weight loss and heart health. What are you waiting for? Get to sipping!

Antioxidant – The fighters of free radicals and enemies of heart disease and cancer, antioxidants are abundant in this tea! Antioxidants also help maintain a youthful appearance and complexion!

Weight loss – Research shows the caffeine combined with the EGCGs in oolong tea can help increase fat oxidation. Translation: it can help you shed some of those extra pounds.

Mental Well Being – Oolong contains the amino acid L-theanine, a powerful stress and anxiety reliever that can improve focus and mental clarity.

Dental Health – A study at Osaka University in Japan discovered that consuming oolong tea on a regular basis prevented the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth, dental plaque, cavities and tooth decay.

Cholesterol – Oolong tea can help in lowering your high levels of LDL cholesterol due to its high content of antioxidants.

Inflammation – A 2014 study found that the polyphenols in oolong tea reduce visceral fat and inflammation in mice fed high-fat, high-sucrose obesogenic diets.

Bone Density – Good news for those who don’t or can’t enjoy dairy but still worry about osteoporosis. Oolong contains calcium and magnesium in its leaves which can protect your bones and make you less likely to lose bone mineral density.

Controls Diabetes – You may notice decreased blood sugar levels from sipping on oolong. The high levels of antioxidants work wonders on sugar metabolism.

Anti-Cancer –The polyphenols present in the tea prevent the formation of N-nitroso compounds, by trapping toxins before they become carcinogenic cells.

Energy Booster – The caffeine in oolong can give a much needed boost of energy. Enjoy a cup in the afternoon to ward off cravings and prevent energy slumps.




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