What is Oolong Tea and its benefits?

Posted on Wed, May 04, 2022 by Amit Bambral

The healthiest beverage on the planet is tea. Even though this remark may appear overstated, multiple research indicates that it is genuine. All teas, nevertheless, are unique, and some may provide greater advantages than others. This not only depends on the tea category but also on the type and processing methods used. Oolong, another classic tea and one of the originals, may not be as popular or widely available as black or green tea, but this ancient tonic has so much to give.

What precisely is oolong tea, and how it's made?

Oolong tea is made from the leaves, buds, and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant and is somewhat fermented and semi-oxidized, giving it a flavor between black and green tea. There are many different types of oolong tea, but the most well-known hails from China's Fujian province. It is derived from the same plant as black and green tea, but the leaves are processed differently.

The process of preparing tea is known as oxidation. When tea leaves are exposed to air, they ferment, and the amount of time a tea maker allows the leaves to oxidize affects the tea's color, flavor, and, to some extent, nutritional value.

Increases your metabolism, resulting in weight loss

Oolong tea increases your metabolism for up to 2 hours after you drink it, which helps you burn fat faster. Polyphenols in oolong tea can inhibit fat-producing enzymes. This indicates that you can lose weight if you don't add refined sugar or artificial sweeteners to your oolong tea. If you prefer sweet tea, try adding a little quantity of raw honey, maple syrup, stevia, or agave syrup—all of which are low-glycemic-index sweeteners and are better for your health.

Cardiovascular Health

Polyphenols In Oolong Tea

The polyphenols in oolong tea stimulate an enzyme that catalyzes triglycerides, a form of fat found in the blood. Those triglycerides lead to arterial wall thickening, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular disorders. According to research, oolong tea can also help decrease your cholesterol, which is another risk factor for heart disease when it is high.

 

Boosts the immunological system

Oolong tea, known for its anti-cancer effects, aids in the maintenance of a healthy immune system. The tea's antioxidant flavonoids help to prevent cellular harm. Anti-bacterial protein synthesis is substantially greater in oolong tea drinkers, indicating a powerful immune response while battling illness.

Improves the condition of your skin

Eczema frequently arises in people who have allergies or sensitivity to certain foods. Because it combats free radicals, which is a therapeutic feature of an antioxidant, oolong tea is capable of suppressing allergic responses. Furthermore, the antioxidants included in oolong are necessary for healthy, young skin. Oolong tea is an excellent anti-aging ingredient since it can significantly slow down aging.

Acts as an Antioxidant

Prevents osteoporosis and helps to build healthy bones

Oolong tea can help you avoid osteoporosis by protecting your bones. Many who drink oolong tea regularly have a lower risk of losing bone mineral density, which aids in the retention of minerals from a good diet. The leaves of oolong tea have been revealed to contain magnesium and calcium, great for building healthy bones.

Keeps teeth from decaying

Green and oolong teas both protect teeth from the acid generated by some germs. Oolong tea inhibits the creation of acid as well as the development of germs, making it beneficial in reducing tooth decay and plaque build-up.

Botanic Universe can easily supply you with the greatest high-quality herbal teas that will assist you in making the most of your body and mind with consistent and effective results. Shop at our stores to get your oolong tea.

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