More about Oolong Tea Health Benefits

You'll love these oolong tea health benefits! Oolong tea not only has a delightful taste and aroma, but it has so many healthful properties, too - this tea provides an antioxidant boost, is heart-healthy, can encourage a healthy weight, and so much more.  

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world, and enjoying tea daily is a simple, delicious, inexpensive way to encourage physical, mental, and emotional wellness in a multitude of ways. 

While oolong tea tends to be less well-known in the Western world than black or green tea, this delicately flavorful and very beneficial tea may prove to be an excellent addition to your tea cupboard. 

Here are some reasons why you may want to try this healthful tea (if you missed the beginning of our Oolong Tea Health Benefits section, you'll find it here). 

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  • Oolong tea may help with weight management. Traditionally, oolong tea is known for effectively decreasing body fat, and current studies are adding support to oolong's reputation as a weight-loss tea. Making oolong a part of your day may maintain or boost your metabolism, block fat-building enzymes, help you burn fat more quickly, and reduce body weight. If you're working to reach or maintain a healthy weight, oolong tea may well be a helpful addition to your weight management plan. (Learn more on our Oolong Tea and Weight Loss page.)
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  • Brew and sip some oolong to combat chronic inflammation. We're hearing more and more about the havoc that chronic inflammation can wreak on our bodies, but fortunately, implementing healthy habits and nurturing ourselves with anti-inflammatory foods and beverages (such as oolong tea) can offer protection and support. Research has found that oolong tea can provide anti-inflammatory benefits by directing inflammation-causing genes to lessen inflammation in our bodies.  

More Ways to Enjoy Oolong Tea Health Benefits

Oolong tea is so lovely served hot or iced, but if you're looking for new ways to enjoy oolong and other teas, why not try a tea smoothie? You'll find lots of tea smoothie ideas, inspiration, and recipes in our Tea Smoothie book.

  • Recent research suggests that enjoying oolong tea can foster a healthy cardiovascular system. Not only can oolong tea consumption help to regulate cholesterol levels and improve artery function and health, but drinking oolong (or green) tea on a regular basis may lessen the chance of heart disease. And, research shows that consuming as little as 1/2 cup oolong or green tea per day for a year may significantly lower the risk of developing high blood pressure. 
  • Have some oolong tea to support healthy blood sugar levels. While the growing incidence of type 2 diabetes is alarming, there is much we can do in terms of lifestyle and dietary changes to keep ourselves well. For example, research indicates that enjoying oolong tea regularly may reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. (Research is unclear whether oolong may regulate blood glucose levels for those with type 2 diabetes, so, if you are being treated for diabetes, please consult with your healthcare provider about safe amounts of oolong for you.)
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  • Promote good dental health with flavorful oolong tea. Regularly steeping and enjoying some oolong tea may help to keep your mouth free from dental plaque, cavities, and tooth decay. Enjoying oolong - and green and black teas, as well - can hinder the growth and acid production of cavity-producing bacteria in our mouths. Tea drinkers (as compared to those who choose coffee or carbonated drinks) are apt to have fewer cavities and better dental health in general. Along with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your dentist, oolong tea may be a positive addition to your dental health regime. Tea is a great breath freshener, too. 

Be Safe - Oolong Tea Precautions

Traditional wisdom, word-of-mouth, and current research about tea benefits have provided us with so many reasons to enjoy - guilt-free - our tea break. Even so, it's smart to always consider any precautions or possible side effects or risks when adding a new tea to your diet in significant amounts.

This is particularly important if you are expecting or breastfeeding a little one, or if you're being treated for or taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication for any physical or mental condition - please discuss safe amounts of oolong with your trusted healthcare provider first. 

Some research suggests that oolong tea may positively affect blood sugar levels, but, if you are being treated for type 2 diabetes, please consult with your healthcare provider before including this tea in your diet. 

And, keep in mind that oolong tea is naturally caffeinated. Caffeine can provide many benefits, but it does come with some precautions. If you're someone who is sensitive to caffeine or trying to cut back, you may consider choosing a caffeine-free herbal tisane, instead, such as Rooibos, cinnamon, or hibiscus tea. 

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Even if oolong tea health benefits alone won't entice you to try this pleasing tea, you will certainly be charmed by its flavor and aroma! Oolong tea is still new to many of us, but this tea is sure to become a regular in your tea stash once you've tried it. 

So, why not pick up some oolong tea and brew yourself a cup? Sit back and relax, enjoy the delightful taste - and know that this simple beverage is providing these many oolong tea health benefits, as well. 

Oolong Tea Health Benefits for Weight Loss

Oolong tea has a reputation as a healthy, effective weight-loss tea. If you're looking to reach or maintain your healthy weight and have been considering some natural support, learn more here about oolong tea and weight loss. 

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