Oolong Tea Benefits

Polyphenols may reduce risk of different diseases

Only 2% of all tea produced worldwide is Oolong tea. This tea contains many ingredients found in other teas and when brewed has shown to give many benefits. This tea contains polyphenols, which is found through various studies to reduce the risk of different diseases.

This tea has an oxidation effect that is due to its color, though the color of leaves can be different going from green to dark brown.

There are several vitamins, minerals and helpful antioxidants that Oolong tea contains. Some of the main ones are polyphenols, theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG.

Polyphenol antioxidants may reduce blood sugar.

Regular tea consumption may have an effect on improving blood sugar control and lowering risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It may be possible to be at a 16% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes by consuming 24oz of Oolong tea daily. This was noted during a review.

Consuming 50 oz per day made it possible for a 30% decrease in blood sugar for diabetics. This was reported at the end of a 30-day study.

Heart Health

Blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and reduced risk of heart disease were shown to be reduced as a result of consuming tea regularly.

Boost Metabolism and Reduce Body Fat

Some scientists believe that Oolong tea may boost metabolism. This may help reduce body fat and have a positive effect.

Assist With Brain Function

Some research has indicated that tea may help maintain brain function and prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Fights Cancer Cells

The ingredients in teas may help prevent cell mutations that could lead to cancer in the body.

Aids Tooth and Bone

Studies have shown that tea consumption may have a positive effect on tooth and bone.

May Help With Eczema

It also needs to be noted that Oolong Tea may help with Eczema.

 

Apple Benefits

May Help You Live Longer

According to a study, researchers have observed the life-extending effects on animals that consumed apples. Although this research has been limited to test animals, no objections have been made to apply the general findings to human beings.

May Lower Risk of Heart Attack

During a study, apples contributed to a 23% deduction in LDL-cholesterol

May Lower Risk of Cancer

It is possible for the high antioxidant activity in apples to deactivate certain enzymes, which are responsible for developing lung cancer.

 

Cranberry Benefits

Plant Compounds

Cranberries are very high in bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants, particularly flavonoid polyphenols.

Quercetin: the most abundant antioxidant polyphenol in cranberries.

Myricetin: major antioxidant polyphenol in cranberries

Peonidin: responsible for the rich red color of cranberries. Cranberries are among the richest dietary sources of peonidin.

Ursolic acid: concentrated in the skin, ursolic acid is a triterpene compound. An ingredient in many traditional herbal medicines and has strong anti-inflammatory effects.

A-type proanthocyanidins: called condensed tannins, these polyphenols are believed to be effective against UTIs

 

Hibiscus Benefits

High in Antioxidants

Study conducted on rats revealed hibiscus extract increased the number of antioxidant enzymes and reduced the harmful effects of free radicals.

Another study on rats had similar findings, showing that parts of the hibiscus plant, such as the leaves, possess potent antioxidant properties.

May Lower Blood Pressure

Hibiscus tea had shown a decrease in systolic blood pressure during a study on people. Five other studies discovered that hibiscus tea decreased both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Hibiscus may be seen as a safe and natural way to help lower blood pressure, though it is not recommended for those taking hydrochlorothiazide, a type of diuretic used to treat high blood pressure, as it may interact with the drug.

 

Cross Reference:

Oolong Tea Benefits Research Reference

Apple Benefits Research Reference

Cranberry Benefits Research Reference

Hibiscus Benefits Research Reference

 

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