Everyone knows that you need to follow a healthy diet to lose weight, but not many are familiar with the metabolism-boosting benefits of drinking oolong tea. Here’s how a daily cup of oolong tea can help you meet your fitness goals:
Oolong tea is a light, floral tea that is packed with catechins, which are antioxidant-rich compounds that are naturally found in the tea. These catechins have been found to break down adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells. By doing this, the body is able to burn calories for energy instead of storing it as fat.
A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds over the course of the six-week time period.
"Oolong tea possesses properties that can lower lipid and fight obesity. Oolong tea acts by accelerating metabolism, improving fat mobilization, preventing fat cell proliferation, and helping to maintain weight loss," Charushila Biswas, ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition, writes for StyleCraze.
Biswas also notes that oolong tea also promotes healthy digestion, too! The tea increases the pH levels of the digestive tract, allowing your body to better digest the foods you've consumed and aid in weight loss. It's also been found to boost energy levels, which will help increase the body’s energy expenditure further promoting weight loss.
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