Benefits Of Oolong Tea


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Oolong Tea is a Chinese Tea, which is also referred to as the semi-green tea. It lies somewhere between the green and black tea in oxidation and has a taste much similar to green tea. Oolong tea is fermented, unlike green tea, but the process is halted just before the leaves start changing color (just as in case of black tea. The production process of Oolong tea imparts it the health benefits of both green tea and black tea.

Nutritional Value of Oolong Tea:

Oolong Tea has been found to comprise of the following nutrients.

  • Caffeine
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Tanic Acid
  • Antioxidants (polyphenols, catechin and thearubigin)
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea:

  • Oolong Tea contains polyphenols, antioxidants that keep free radicals in check and help the body fight against cancer.
  • Oolong Tea has been known to help fight against signs of aging and even cardiovascular disease.
  • Oolong Tea is believed to reduce the presence of markers linked with inflammatory diseases, including coronary artery disease.
  • Oolong Tea is associated with strong and healthy teeth.
  • Oolong Tea helps improve the cognitive functioning and mental well-being of an individual.
  • Oolong Tea is said to prevent the occurrence of eczema and other allergies.
  • People who drink Oolong Tea have said that it cleanses the skin, giving it a healthy and radiant glow.
  • Oolong Tea strengthens the immune system.
  • Oolong Tea has been found to enhance the function of fat metabolism and thus, accelerate the process of weight loss and prevent obesity.
  • The polyphenols in Oolong Tea enhance the function of enzymes.
  • Studies have pointed out that Oolong Tea is effective in improving symptoms associated with weak kidney and spleen energy.
  • Oolong Tea might also improve glucose utilization and insulin regulation.
  • The caffeine present in Oolong Tea has been linked with enhancement of focus and concentration in an individual.