Oolong tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. If the name sounds familiar, that is due to the fact that the same plant is used for making green and black tea. What differs is the oxidation process. While black tea is not appreciated by everybody, green tea is the most popular tea in the world. However, its less popular brother, Oolong is sweeter and more flavored, and as you are about to find out, it has some amazing beauty benefits.
Weight loss benefits
Just like black and green tea, Oolong contains caffeine, which is known for the fact that it stimulates the metabolism. In fact, just like green and black tea, Oolong doesn’t exactly contain caffeine, but theine. This is a common misconception as caffeine and theine are the same molecule. However, they have different effects on the body. Caffeine gives you an instant boost of energy that last for about two hours, whereas theine stimulates you continuously for as much as 8 hours. So, tea is a lot better for weight loss than coffee, because it stimulates your metabolism more. Aside from theine, Oolong also contains polyphenol compounds, which can reduce fat and prevent obesity. What these compounds do is prevent the metabolic rate from decreasing, even after you have lost a lot of weight.
The miracle polyphenol compounds which promote weight loss can also protect your teeth. This happens due to the fact that these compounds prevent the development of the bacteria which causes tooth decay. They also prevent plaque and cavities.
Did you think we were done with the polyphenol compounds? Well, not really because it turns out that these amazing compounds can also destroy the free radicals found in our bodies. This is great for the overall health, and it is even more amazing for the skin. The destruction of free radicals means improved skin vitality and anti-aging benefits.
Oolong tea can promote the growth of healthy hair. Moreover, it contains a lot of antioxidants, which ensure the right metabolism of the male hormone DHT, thus preventing hair fall.
These are just the beauty related benefits that come with regular consumption of this amazing tea. However, it has many more benefits for your overall health, so you should definitely include this tea in your daily diet. Drink one or two cups a day and you will soon start to see some results.