Next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. For centuries people have been enjoying the taste and health benefits (knowingly or unknowingly) of wu-long and other teas, maybe you have too!
Majority rules! the health benefits simply cannot be ignored. Due to its overwhelming popularity, serious research has been conducted in the last 30 years regarding the many health claims of wu-long tea, mainly as a weight loss aid and antioxidant. Many links to technical abstracts supporting health claims have been included so if enjoy reading” technical or medical” journals you can find many in this website.
Wu-Long Tea Burns Calories
If your looking for a way to shed some pounds drinking Wu-Long tea may be just what your looking for!
Here is one study that validates the powerful calorie burning effect of Wu-Long tea…
Based on a study in Japan, the metabolism of Japaneese women that consumed Wu-Long tea increased twice as much as those that drank the traditional green tea. That is.. twice as many calories were burned by the Wu-Long tea drinkers.
Wu-Long Tea Blocks Fattening Carbs
Researchers in Japan discovered that drinking Wu-long tea before consuming carbs (15 minutes before) reduces the effect of the insulin boost usually associated when carbs are eaten. This means the carbs that are usually stored and converted to fat are blocked. You can eat cake, pasta, bread etc without gaining the weight associated with carb intake.
Wu-Long Tea Promotes Great Skin
In a new study published in the academic journal Archives of Dermatology, researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking Wu-Long daily had a dramatic skin clearing effect, within about 4 weeks of regular consumption.
Wu-Long Tea Reverses Signs of Aging
As we age the effect of stress, pollution, processed food additives etc.. take its toll on your body by creating free radicals. These free radicals are responsible for producing many of the visible signs associated with aging such as dark spots and wrinkling of the skin. Drinking Wu long has been proven to reduce and destroy 1/2 the amount of free radicals in the body thus may help reduce the visible signs associated with aging.
Wu-long Tea Promotes Strong, Healthy Teeth
A study from the Dept of Dentistry at Japan’s Osaka University concluded that routine and regular consumption of Wu-Long tea reduced the effect of plaque deposit thus preventing tooth decay. This is due to the anti-bacterial effect against oral streptococci.
Strengthens Your Immune System
Drinking Wu-Long tea can bolster the immune system as suggested by recent studies, probably due to the strong antioxidant properties inherent in all teas.