Perhaps, you would have heard about the black tea and green tea though some of you might be aware of the oolong tea as well. For the purpose of brevity of a novice, let us understand that all the above varieties of tea are the leaves of Camellia Sinensis plant from China. The process of tea leaves differentiates the three varieties. The handpicked leaves are partially fermented, which is referred to as Oolong tea having a host of benefits.
Effect on the Body and Mind
The caffeine present in the oolong tea leaves stimulates central nervous system besides the heart and muscles of the human body. In addition, other chemicals such as theophylline and theobromine also act on the lines of caffeine with similar effects. Therefore, it is ideally recommended to take an optimum quantity of the beverage on a daily basis for accruing the desired benefits.
The consumption of oolong tea or any other caffeinated drink maintains alertness. Therefore, if you take beverage during the course of a day, you can expect a better productivity since you are alert all through. The sugar added to the beverage facilitates as an energizer and the combined effect will be advantageous than taking the contents in isolation.
- Aids in weight loss
The inherent content of polyphenols of the oolong tea facilitates in keeping your body weight under check and helps in reducing the anti-inflammatory conditions. It is also observed that enhanced metabolism aids in burning additional calories thus ensuring that the body fat is toned up. The caffeine along with Epigallo Catechins (EGCG) are good contents for accelerating the oxidation of body fat. Though some more research data would substantiate the benefit of oolong tea weight loss, the findings until now incline towards the suggestive lines.
- Arresting Ovarian Cancer
A recent research study indicated that the women taking two cups of oolong tea, black tea, or green tea on a regular basis have significantly reduced the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Of course, pregnant women or breastfeeding women should limit the intake to 2 cups a day since excessive oolong tea above 5 cups might result in harmful side effects because of caffeine present in the tea.
Based on the preliminary results of a study, it is also suggestive that oolong tea is beneficial for eczema patients not responded to other medication. Similarly, it is also indicative that people with Type-2 diabetes might benefit with the consumption of oolong time.
The initial finding of an inconclusive research study is also inclined towards some benefits in the treatment of tooth decay or controlling the blood pressure or osteoporosis.