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Tuesday, 14 May 2013


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If you don't like green tea which can help you with weight loss then try oolong instead. The difference in the two is in the processing. As far as weight loss is concerned we all know that two ways to reduce food related body weight are by exercising more and eating a low fat sensible diet.

We also know that caffeine is a stimulant and caffeine in tea increases metabolism, hence the increase in energy expenditure so then we only have one question to ask. Is it the caffeine or other compounds in the tea that contribute to that increase?

The Chinese have actually believed that oolong tea is beneficial in reducing and maintaining weight for a long time and a study in 1998 showed that continuous consumption of oolong tea for six weeks did result in a reduction of weight. In fact the data confirmed that a component other than just caffeine was responsible for promoting the preferential use of fat as an energy source.

A further Japanese study in 2003 compared the benefits of oolong tea and green tea on weight loss. The results were that after drinking oolong tea you will expend more energy than if you were drinking green tea or water and that it can last up to two hours.

Obviously more studies need to be done, but initial studies indicate that oolong tea has absorption blocking potentials. They suggest that you enjoy a cup of oolong 30 minutes to 1 hour before a walk, workout or yoga session to reap the best rewards. Also drink it in the afternoon to stave off late day sweet cravings and energy slumps. All of these should aid in a healthy weight loss and maintenance.

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