Oolong tea, a semi-green fermented tea, is a traditional Chinese tea. This tea is also known as white tea. All Type of teas are prepared from same tea plant but due to different processing methods the product or type of tea is different. Oolong tea has unique taste and flavour. It is believed to have several health benefits.
Here are 10 health benefits of Oolong tea
Rich in antioxidant
Oolong tea contains polyphenols and catechins which make it powerful antioxidant. These help to scavenge free radicals responsible for cell damage and ageing.
Oolong tea increases energy expenditure and helps to decrease body fat. This tea is famous for anti-obesity effect.
Helps in weight loss
Oolong tea helps to reduce and manage weight.
In a clinical study done on 102 females, it was found daily consumption of 8 grams of dry oolong tea for six weeks resulted in weight loss of 67% participants.
Oolong tea has hypolipidemic effect (promoting the reduction of lipid concentrations in the serum) on the body.
Oolong tea has strong alkalizing effect on the body. It helps to alkalize excessive body acidity and thus protects from cancer.
Reduces skin diseases
Oolong tea helps to reduce symptoms of skin diseases such as eczema. It has mild diuretic effect on body which helps to eliminate body toxins and acids. Daily intake of 3 cup of oolong tea thrice a day, helps to reduce symptoms of eczema and improves skin condition.
Good for bones, teeth
Due to alkalizing and antioxidant effect of oolong tea on body, it helps to strengthens skeletal system and prevents decay.
This antioxidant rich tea reduces daily stress and anxiety.
Oolong tea detoxifies the body and cleanses the system. It removes accumulated body toxins.
Good for the whole body
Oolong tea has positive effect on the whole body. Drinking 2 cups of this tea, twice a day is beneficial for the mind, digestive system, bones, lungs, kidney and skin.