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Oolong tea, excellent tea!


Certainly among us, few people have never heard of tea and its effects on health.
Due to the fact that tea is known for its health benefits and has been used for thousands of years, even in many places, tea has been used at a high level of art, the tea ceremony in Japan is an example.

However, among many types of teas, when black tea accounts for 78% of all tea consumed in the world, green tea accounts for 20%, one type of tea accounts for only a very modest consumption of 2%. But is gaining more and more attention from consumers all over the world thanks to its uniqueness. It is a type of tea called “Oolong”, a product that originated in China, but today it is produced in many Asian countries, of which Vietnam.


Speaking of the uniqueness of oolong tea, we have to talk about the particular methods of making it compared to others and its effects on human health, which science has many studies to prove.

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Although it is also processed from the tea plant with the scientific name Camellia sinensis like green tea and black tea, but Oolong tea is different from green tea whose enzymatic oxidation is inhibited by steaming or steaming frying pan (unfermented); unlike black tea which is completely fermented, it is a tea which falls between the 2 types above. In other words, oolong tea is semi-fermented tea and it is also a unique characteristic of oolong tea, with both the taste of green tea and black tea, but at the same time possessing its own flavors not being found in the two teas mentioned above.


At the same time, according to studies, it is rich in powerful antioxidants, so there is a significant correlation with the effects of reducing cardiovascular risk, obesity and cancer, and preventing diabetes, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, increases cognitive function, strengthens skin and bones, etc.

Here are some of its health benefits from a modern science perspective:

Oolong tea reduces the risk of heart disease

Statistics on large samples show that oolong tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease.
Specifically, for patients with coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, after only 1 month of consuming oolong tea, patients greatly reduced the hardening and narrowing of the arteries.

Patients who drink more than 1/2 L of oolong tea water every day for a long time resulted in a reduction in total cholesterol, bad cholesterol and blood triglycerides. Oolong tea extract also prevents cell death in heart muscle tissue, and in fact, it is currently the subject of a lot of research related to heart health.

Oolong tea reduces the risk of cancer

Due to the large amount of antioxidants, it helps reduce the risk of some ovarian and pancreatic cancers.

What’s more, it also helps prevent the growth of malignant tumors.

And behold, it was also included in the list of anti-cancer foods by the National Cancer Institute.

Oolong tea supports a healthy brain, prevents cognitive decline and improves brain function.

Oolong tea contains both caffeine and L-theanine – substances known for their positive effects on visual information processing, attention level, alertness and calm.

However, the most notable importance of oolong tea is its ability to slow or prevent age-related cognitive decline thanks to the tea compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – a potent polyphenol. Helps improve and maintain the function of the brain region, involved in learning and memory.

Oolong tea – Anti-obesity, weight loss, metabolism boost

Drinking it helps to maintain and boost metabolism in the body, counteract metabolic loss during weight loss in people taking weight loss measures.

In addition, regular consumption of oolong tea also suppresses the processes of fat formation, while also promoting the processes of fat burning.

Oolong tea helps prevent diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a major concern for us not only for the elderly, but also for the young, with a direct cause of obesity. Yet, for example, in Quebec – Canada today, up to 10% of adolescents are obese compared to only 2% in the 1980s, but this increasing trend has shown no sign of decreasing.
Drinking oolong tea can also naturally fight diabetes.
In fact, it not only helps prevent diabetes in the early stages, but also has the potential to become a diabetes medicine in the future!
In one study, drinking oolong tea every day for at least a month was shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Oolong tea contains many antioxidants

Although oolong tea, like other fruits and vegetables, is also rich in antioxidants, it is very resistant to disease, but it contains a variety of antioxidants called quercetin. Quercetin is particularly effective against aging, cancer, heart disease, inflammation, allergies and especially improving physical endurance.

Oolong tea reduces inflammation

Unlike green tea, which is high in catechin and black tea high in theaflavin, it is rich in a substance called Theasinensin A, which has anti-inflammatory effects.

Oolong tea prevents osteoporosis

When women go through menopause, they are often weakened by osteoporosis. By drinking oolong tea, it can maintain high bone density.

Oolong tea improves skin health

If the skin is sensitive and allergic, oolong tea will generally help suppress allergies thanks to its antioxidants that fight free radicals. These substances also contribute to the elasticity and youthfulness of the skin, inhibiting aging. We know that eczema is a type of atopic dermatitis. There is currently no cure for this disease radically.
Diet plays an important role in treating eczema by reducing the intake of sugar, fried foods and increasing the amount of healthy fats, fiber, etc.

According to a study that followed patients with eczema for 6 months, drinking oolong tea 3 times a day resulted in significant remission for the next several months. We can therefore drink oolong tea to help treat eczema thanks to its amazing antioxidant and anti-allergic properties!

Oolong tea prevents tooth decay

Like other green teas, it protects teeth by preventing dental plaque and inhibiting acid-releasing bacteria that damage teeth.

A few notes :

In general, just like green teas and black teas, oolong tea is the safe drink for most people, not causing allergic reactions!

However, there are also a few minor caveats:

It can also cause headaches because it contains caffeine, so you can be careful to adjust the appropriate amount of drink.

It can also reduce the amount of iron in the blood, so be careful of iron supplementation for people with iron deficiency.

Good health to you!

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