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.
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.