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Oolong Tea and Weight Loss
Oolong tea also known as wulong tea is shown to promote weight loss. All teas come from the same plant but when they are processed they can change from green, black, or Oolong tealeaves. Black tea is fermented, green tea is unfermented and Oolong is semi-fermented.
Oolong tea leaves are plucked from the plant and kept under controlled conditions and are allowed to be oxidized. The different processes tea leaves go through enable each tea leave to be beneficially different. Oolong tea tastes great and is delicious whether you enjoy it hot or cold. You want to enjoy a cup of tea at least 30 minutes to one hour before doing your walk, work out, or yoga session to enjoy the rewards. You want to drink the tea in the afternoon to stop mid day sweet cravings and energy slumps.
Oolong tea is effective in controlling obesity. Continuous intake of the tea will help enhance the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity. Oolong tea can burn up to 157% more fat then drinking green tea. You want to drink two cups a day, this will help shed those stubborn pounds by boosting your metabolism, and it will also block the fattening effects of carbohydrates.
Oolong also contains a high amount of polyphenol. Polyphenols promote strong healthy teeth; improve cognitive functioning and mental well being, prevents eczema and allergies, clarifies your skin causing a healthy radiant glow, and it can also strengthen your immune system. When you eat too many carbohydrates you will experience weight gain because your insulin levels keep being increased. Drinking Oolong 15 minutes before you consume carbohydrates helps lower the rise in insulin.
You want to start your day with a cup of Oolong tea since it helps increase your metabolism. As you increase your metabolism you are also increasing your energy. You want to have another cup of tea before you enjoy your lunch, this again will give you another boost of energy to last throughout your day. Finally, you want to have another cup before dinner. If you drink your tea before meals it helps aid in breaking down food, boosting your metabolism, and also giving you a boost of energy. It will also help in curbing your appetite since you will get full from drinking a cup of tea before consuming your meal.