Dieting: Our Cup of Tea

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A study conducted by scientists at the University of Tokushima School of Medicine in Japan revealed that those who drank oolong tea on a regular basis burned twice as many calories as those who just drank green tea.

All varieties of tea contain polyphenols, naturally found chemicals that provide health benefits and protect the body. But oolong tea is extremely high in them and jump-starts the enzyme that breaks down triglycerides, a type of fat. In fact, some reports state that two cups of oolong per day help boost your metabolism and block the absorption of fatty carbohydrates. The main difference between oolong tea and other varieties is the harvesting process-oolong tealeaves are only partially oxidized, which preserves their floral flavor and unique benefits, where other tea leaves are fully oxidized. But the drying process offers more than just a unique taste. It also allows the body to burn more fat and calories than other teas, making oolong the preferred choice for weight-loss purposes.

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