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Drink Oolong Tea

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Description

Oolong is a Chinese green tea praised for its positive effects on mental focus and for improving a variety of health conditions [3].

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How to Do It

Drink up to 4 cups of Oolong tea per day.

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Benefits

  • May help in reducing obesity
  • May reduce the risk for cancer
  • May improve arthritis
  • May improve cardiovascular function
  • May improve diabetes
  • May improve digestion
  • May improve focus 
  • May improve mood
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Time Commitment

5-10 minutes

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Why it works

The main active ingredients in Oolong Tea are polyphenols and catechins which have many antioxidant properties that help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease [5].

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Suggested Frequency

1-4 cups daily

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. Chen, Y. L., Duan, J., Jiang, Y. M., Shi, J., Peng, L., Xue, S., & Kakuda, Y. (2010). Production, Quality, and Biological Effects of Oolong Tea (Camellia sinensis). Food Reviews International, 27(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/87559129.2010.518294
  2. Khan, N., & Mukhtar, H. (2013). Tea and Health: Studies in Humans. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 19(34), 6141–6147.
  3. Sae-tan, S. (2016). Systematic review: Hypolipidemic activity of oolong tea polymerized polyphenols. Journal of Health Research, 30(6), 451–459.
  4. Weerawatanakorn, M., Hung, W.-L., Pan, M.-H., Li, S., Li, D., Wan, X., & Ho, C.-T. (2015). Chemistry and health beneficial effects of oolong tea and theasinensins. Food Science and Human Wellness, 4(4), 133–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fshw.2015.10.002
  5. Higdon, J. V., & Frei, B. (2003). Tea catechins and polyphenols: Health effects, metabolism, and antioxidant functions. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 43(1), 89–143. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408690390826464
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Side Effects

Drinking large amounts of tea (more than 4 cups) might lead to side effects due to increased caffeine levels. These include headaches, sleeplessness, tremors, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, etc.

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Required Equipment

  • Oolong Tea
  • Water boiler
  • Tea pot
  • Tea cup
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Khloé Kardashian

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Related Products

  • Oolong Tea
  • Specialized water boiler with adjustable temperature
  • Tea strainers
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Suggested Time of Day

Morning to afternoon.

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Notes

  • Oolong Tea is best prepared with water between 185-205° F (85-95° C).
  • Drink Oolong tea after meals to aid with digestion

 

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 Health  Digestion  Energy  Productivity  Focus  Creativity  Sharpness
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