Dr. Oz has raved about the benefits of Oolong Tea many times on his show, so when I came across it this weekend while browsing the aisles in Marshall’s, I threw it in my cart without hesitation.
This is why I love Marshall’s… So many hidden gems.
“It’s not black tea or green tea, but the combo of the two that gives this tea its metabolic benefits. You get the power of the caffeine and antioxidants, which have been shown to increase post-drinking caloric burn by about 5% for an hour. Equally exciting is that oolong actually inhibits the absorption of some fat consumed at meals (it’s not a “fat blocker” though so you don’t have to worry about healthy nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins not making it into your system). Less fat absorbed and less triglycerides made means a healthier waistline and healthier cholesterol levels”- doctoroz.com
“Oolong tea is a product made from the leaves, buds, and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is partially fermented, where black tea is fully fermented, and green tea is unfermented.
Oolong tea is used to sharpen thinking skills, improve mental alertness, and is also used to prevent cancer, tooth decay, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
Some people use oolong tea to treat obesity, diabetes, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), high cholesterol and skin allergies such as eczema; and to boost the immune system.” – WebMD
For more information about the connection between Oolong Tea and weight loss, CLICK HERE
I swapped my usual black coffee this morning for cup of Oolong, and I couldn’t help but notice the feeling of natural alertness that it left me with. Minus the jitters.
Mixed with a packet of Stevia in the Raw, it was slightly sweet, wonderfully soothing, and tamed my appetite to a cat’s meow versus an angry lion’s roar.
My stomach can be very demanding when it’s hungry.
By the time lunch rolled around, I was ready to eat.
(green beans mixed with fresh salsa and balsamic vinaigrette, alongside a 4 egg white omelet with goat cheese and cucumbers.
This tea is a keeper, and I will definitely be adding a cup a day to my routine. Thank you Marshall’s :)
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