Chinese Diet Tea

Okuma’s Wu Long Chinese Tea

Okuma’s Wu-Long tea is an all-natural Chinese diet tea that has many health benefits. Research shows that this Chinese diet tea can help you to lose weight, reduce wrinkles, feel more energized, and so much more.*

There are three main types of tea black tea, green tea, and Oolong tea. All tea comes from the same plant, but differs in the way it is fermented. The tea plant, Camellia Sinensis, grows in tropical regions. So what makes Chinese diet tea superior to tea grown in other areas?

Tea is a lot like fruit in that when grown in certain areas, it’s just better it has a better quality, sweeter taste, firmer texture. Chinese tea is the best because of where it is grown. Okuma’s Wu-Long diet tea is a high quality brand of Oolong tea grown in China’s Fujian Province. Here this Chinese tea is able to benefit from the altitude of Mt. Wu Yi Shan. The climate and altitude give the soil the nutrients it needs to grow well-nourished Chinese tea plants. Our Chinese tea is superior in fermentation, production, taste and most importantly, quality.

Learn more about Chinese tea. Okuma’s Wu-Long tea offers the highest quality in Chinese tea.

Okuma’s Chinese tea is available in tea bags or loose-leaf. Order Okuma’s great tasting, great for you, loose-leaf Wu-Long tea now.

 

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Start shopping for Chinese diet tea today, and see for yourself how simple and delicious losing weight can be. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long Chinese diet tea, visit our FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

The Truth About Vitamins

When in doubt about their health or diet, many people still turn to vitamins and supplements. While a taking multi-vitamin every day will most likely not hurt you, it is no substitute for a healthy diet and may not help you as much as you think. Many generic vitamin formulas will claim to have 100% or more of the daily value, but often these are not in a form or combination that can be fully absorbed by the body. So what are the best supplements to take? It will vary for each person and lifestyle, but here are some of the most helpful vitamins/supplements that you may not be getting enough of:

Vitamin D:

More and more research is showing that Vitamin D has a vast number of benefits, and that many of us aren’t getting enough of it. Vitamin D is important to bone health, cancer prevention, and is also important for mood support. When you look for a Vitamin D supplement, be sure to look for Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and take 2,000iu-5,000iu daily. (NOTE: if you get 10- 15 minutes of daily exposure to sun without sunscreen your body will absorb Vitamin D naturally.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids:

The three main omega 3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA, & DHA) are considered essential to our health, and the list of possible benefits is vast. From heart health, to brain health, to the prevention of inflammation, omega 3’s are hugely beneficial. There are a number of sources for Omega 3 fatty acids, but the best-studied and most effective form is fish oil. Look for a high quality fish oil formula that contains at least 500mg of both EPA and DHA and take it daily. 

Calcium:

Calcium is important for bone health and so much more. It helps muscle function, regulates the heartbeat, and may help to protect against high blood pressure. There is also a growing body of research showing that there may be a correlation between increased calcium intake and weight loss. Look for a formula that contains calcium citrate or calcium phosphate, as these are more easily absorbed than calcium carbonate (often chosen because it is the least expensive). 

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and helps the body create collagen in bones, muscles, cartilage, and blood vessels. It also aids in the absorption or iron, and may help to support the immune system. There is some debate as to how much Vitamin C we should take daily, but most experts seem to agree that it is somewhere in the range of 100-500mg per day. 

Magnesium:

The average American intake of magnesium is far below the recommended in take level of 280mg/day (for females) and 350mg/day (for males). This mineral is essential for bone health, for muscle contraction, energy production, and is also an electrolyte. It has also been shown to help those who are having heart attacks, and to play a role in lowering blood pressure.

 

4 Weight Loss Saboteurs

Even if you have the best of intentions, you may have habits that are keeping you from achieving your weight loss goals. The following are four things that may be sabotaging your weight loss: 

Distracted Eating:

This is something that a lot of us do without ever thinking about it, and it becomes more and more prevalent as our lives get busier. This may mean eating at your desk while you work though your lunch break. Or perhaps you are one of the many people who eat dinner sitting in front of the television. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that those who ate while distracted had a hard time remembering how much they ate, and ate more later. Make sure that you set aside a bit of time to eat without distraction. It will allow you to enjoy your meals, and to become more aware of the signals when your body feels full.

Not Eating Often Enough:

To many people, this advice seems counterintuitive, but those who eat smaller meals more frequently tend to weigh less than those who only eat two or three meals per day. The easiest way for most of us to translate this into our everyday life is to be sure to snack. It has been shown that snacking between meals helps to keep metabolism raised, and also can stop the blood sugar drop that can make you feel ravenous by lunch or dinnertime. The key is to be sure that you have healthy snacks on hand. Also, be sure to choose snacks that are high in protein. Some good examples are veggies and ¼ cup hummus, a small serving of whole grain crackers and string cheese, Greek yogurt with fruit, or a handful of almonds. 

Stress:

Stress has become a way of life. We are busy with family, jobs, relationships, finances, and all of the day-to-day tasks that must get done. Unfortunately, chronic stress causes an increase in cortisol production and, over time, can cause our bodies to store more fat. One of the best remedies for stress is exercise. Try to find time to exercise on a regular basis, if this only means taking a walk. Also find time to relax, spend time with people you love, and be sure to take time for yourself to do things that make you happy. 

Not Getting Enough Sleep:

Sleep deprivation can sabotage weight loss in a number of ways. A lack of sleep affects our hunger hormones, slows down metabolism, and increases our stress levels. The average adult needs at least 7 hours of quality sleep each night. Be sure that you avoid caffeine late in the day, give yourself time to unwind before you go to bed, and try to keep a set sleep schedule. 

Diabetes

Diabetes Tea

Study Focuses on Diabetes, Tea and a Healthy Diabetes Diet

For people with type 2 diabetes, diet tea, along with a healthy diet could help. Statistics for type 2 diabetes are on the rise, especially in our young. Nutritionists, doctors and scientific researchers are focusing their energies on discovering ways a healthier diabetes diet, which could include consumption of Oolong diet tea, could help to reduce the affects of this disease.

One study by the American Diabetes Association, “Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes”1, included 10 men and 10 women. All subjects had type 2 diabetes for an average of 4.8 years and were already taking hyperglycemic drugs as prescribed by their doctor.

Under the review by the ethical committee of Providence University, the subjects consumed Oolong diet tea (1,500 ml) or water for 30 days, crossing over the consumption of each during the course of the study. The results were positive; “Oolong tea markedly lowered concentrations of plasma glucose and fructosamine, whereas the water control group had not changed.”

How does Oolong diet tea lower concentrations of plasma glucose? The study found the insulin-like activity of tea polyphenols, the potent antioxidant within Oolong tea, delayed glucose absorption.

According to the National Institute of Health, the U.S. has approximately 19 million citizens with type 2 diabetes. This includes those who are undiagnosed.

Why have type 2 diabetes statistics risen? There are many factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, but the main contributor is obesity. More than ever, we need to be smart about what we drink and eat, because the consequences could be severe. And because type 2 diabetes is linked to genetics, it can also affect the future of our society – our children.

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Diabetes and Tea

So how can Okuma’s Wu-Long tea help with diabetes? Tea, along with a healthy diet and active lifestyle can help keep your weight under control. If your weight is under control and your diet is low in saturated fats, you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. A January 2008 report, “Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities” by the Journal of American Heart Association made headlines. This fairly frightening study showed a strong link between America’s high fat diet and the onset of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

In addition to leading a more active lifestyle, the smart and healthy way to live includes a sensible diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. You might also want to replace those high fructose sodas with the zero calories of Okuma’s Wu-Long tea, a healthier alternative.

Along with Okuma’s Wu-Long tea, Wu-Long Tea Capsules are a great complement to a healthy diabetes diet and is a great diet tea.

Start shopping for Wu-Long diabetes tea today, and see how easy it is to achieve your healthy body. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long products, visit our Diabetes & Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

1. Kazuaki Hosoda, Ming-Fu Wang, Mei-Ling Liao, et al, Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes, 2003, Diabetes Care 26:1714-1718.

Clear Skin

Clear Skin

Clear Skin and Drink Your Skin Problems Away

Women, and many men, are on the constant hunt for clear skin treatments to help them achieve that healthy glow. More and more skin care companies have discovered the positive affects of antioxidants and are including them in many skin care solutions.

Okuma’s brand of Oolong tea, Wu-Long, is rich in polyphenols, catechins, and EGCG, which are potent antioxidants that go to work scavenging for oxidants, or toxins, to neutralize their abilities to damage cells within your skin and body.

Tea Polyphenols – Medical Link to Clear Skin and a Healthy Body

Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg at the Antioxidants Research Laboratory and Jean Mayer at USDA Human Nutrition, Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, stated in a clinical study that, “Tea is an important dietary source of flavanols. In vitro and animal studies provide strong evidence that tea polyphenols may possess the bioactivity to affect the pathogenesis of several chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

The polyphenols, or antioxidants, in tea are also being brought into clinical dermatological studies to research their effects at preventing ultraviolet radiation, or UVR-induced damage to the skin, which often results in skin cancer.

One study by the Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin1 took a look at the use of various botanicals, including tea polyphenols, recognizing that the “use of botanical antioxidants in skin care products is growing in popularity.” The review also referred to other studies that have found ECGC (an antioxidant compound found in Okuma’s brand of Oolong tea, Wu-Long, and in our Wu-Long Tea Capsules.) inhibits UVB-induced release of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (h3O2) from normal human skin and protects skin against the adverse effect of UVB radiation.

 

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Clear Skin Starts with Protection, Both Inside and Out

While sunscreens, anti-aging creams, and acne medications help to topically promote clear skin, diet can help play a part in the health of your skin as well.
While we’re told to always wear sunscreen and keep covered when venturing into the sun, people don’t always follow these guidelines, which include liberal and frequent application of sunscreen. In the US, 1.2 million new cases of skin cancers are diagnosed every year, accounting for 40% of all cancers diagnosed in this country. Studies have also indicated that sunscreens designed to protect the skin from erthema (redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries) may be falling down on the job.

This is where what you eat and drink in your daily diet can encourage clear skin when topical treatments may be less effective. Get clear skin that looks and feels beautiful, smooth and – most importantly – healthy.

Turn to Wu-Long Tea for Healthier, Clearer Skin

In addition to the other health benefits of oolong tea, the consumption of tea rich in polyphenols unto itself is not the total answer, drinking Wu-Long tea, eating a diet of fruits, vegetable, grains and healthy proteins, is a great way to promote healthy and clear skin and protect your body.

In the February 2008 issue of Marie Claire, the publication sees antioxidants as a potent ingredient that’s excellent at “preventing and repairing free-radical damage from sun and pollution. These nutrients, when applied, keep wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging at bay.”

While tapping into the emerging antioxidant skin care solutions, using a UVA/UVB sunscreen, and combining that with a few cups of Wu-Long tea each day, you can work from the inside out to achieve healthier, clearer skin.

Start shopping for natural weight loss tea products such as tea bags, tea capsules and see for yourself how simple and delicious losing weight can be. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long tea products, visit our Natural green Weight Loss Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

1. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine – Volume 19 Issue 2 Page 56-72, April 2003

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart Diet

Learn How Okuma’s Wu-Long Tea and a Healthy Heart May Go Hand in Hand

Keeping a healthy heart diet is more important than ever. According to the American Heart Association, the number one killer of American women is heart disease. Men and women alike are learning what it means to eat and drink a healthy heart diet. Doctors and researchers are also discovering how tea and a healthy heart could go hand in hand.

Okuma’s Wu-Long tea is rich in tea polyphenols, tea catechins, and EGCG, which are potent antioxidants that go to work scavenging for oxidants, or toxins, to neutralize their abilities to damage cells within your body. With its exceptionally high concentration of polyphenols, Okuma’s Wu-Long tea is an essential component to your healthy heart diet.

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Research: Tea and a Healthy Heart Diet

Within the cardiovascular system, oxidants can damage the blood vessel lining and contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, the disease affecting the arterial blood vessels. The term you may be more familiar with is hardening of the arteries, which is caused by the formation of plaques within the arteries.

These oxidants are introduced into your body through pollution, stress and many other ways, but the big contributors to heart related illnesses derive from high fat diets that raise the bad cholesterol levels, or LDL. Some people may also inherit high cholesterol issues. In any case, we could all benefit from a heart healthy diet.

The benefits of tea for a healthy body, but when it comes to tea and a healthy heart, a Dutch study1associated polyphenols found in Oolong tea with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease and a lower incidence of stroke.

In addition to Oolong tea’s power to contribute to your healthy heart diet by reducing arterial damage, catechin rich tea has also been shown to reduce LDL levels and body fat2 by reducing dietary lipid absorption3. This may result not only in a healthier heart, but natural weight loss as well. We have testimonials from real customers who have lost 20, 30, even 40 pounds while drinking Okuma’s Wu-Long healthy heart diet and weight loss tea.

Making Okuma’s Wu-Long Tea Part of Your Healthy Heart Diet

In a survey published last year in The American Journal of Cardiology, 63% of people with heart disease said they used supplements to aid in their healthy heart diet goals.

February 1st is national “Go Red For Women,” founded by the American Heart Association to help you fight back against the No. 1 killer of American women. Learn more about the importance of a healthy heart diet and about supporting this cause.

Start shopping for Wu-Long healthy heart diet tea and see for yourself how easy it is to achieve your healthy body. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long products, visit our Healthy Heart Diet Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives would be happy to assist you.

1. Tijburg, L.B.M., Mattern, T., Folts, J. D., Weisgerber, U. M. & Katan, M. B. (1997) Tea flavonoids and cardiovascular diseases: a review. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 37: 771785.
2. Tomonori Nagao, Yumiko Komine, Satoko Soga, et al, Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005;81:1229.
3. T-F Hsu, A Kusumoto, K Abe, Polyphenol-enriched oolong tea increases fecal lipid excretion, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006, 60, 13301336.

Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth

Learn About the Positive Effect of Tea on Teeth

Back in the ’70s, fluoride was found to promote healthy teeth by helping to prevent tooth decay, and soon after it was added to our water supply and to toothpaste. Even so, gum disease and dental caries (tooth decay resulting in a cavity) remain health issues today.

Oolong Tea Goes Hand in Hand with Healthy Teeth

We try to promote healthy teeth and gums by brushing our teeth and flossing first thing in the morning and even before we go to bed, but during the day the opportunity for cavities grows. Bacteria that exists in the mouth, combined with sugars and acids that have been ingested during the course of the day, not only causes problems with our tooth’s surface but with our gums as well. Another common ailment threatening our healthy teeth is gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can gradually cause destruction of the bone supporting the teeth.

The good news is researchers have found that the effect of tea on teeth is a positive one. Tea polyphenols pack a punch at promoting healthy teeth and gums.

The Pedodontics and Oral Microbiology department, Faculty of Dentistry at Osaka University1 studied the effects of Oolong tea on teeth and dental health. They found that Oolong tea, which contains a high level of polyphenols called catechins, aids in the preservation of healthy teeth by inhibiting bacteria growth in the mouth and reducing the rate of acid production caused by the oral bacteria.

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Oolong tea contains fluoride. Fluoride is known for promoting healthy teeth as it decreases the tooth’s surface absorption of bacteria while strengthening enamel, which can help to reduce tooth decay. Another study performed at the Laboratory for Cancer Research at Rutgers University2 suggested that tea may also play a role in the prevention of oral cancer.

So smile, because it’s never too late to take care of your teeth and gums. Okuma’s brand of Oolong tea, Wu-Long, and our PolyTeaNx tea capsules are both rich in the polyphenols that can help you to achieve healthy teeth and gums. So drink up!

Start shopping for natural weight loss tea products such as tea bags, tea capsules and see for yourself how simple and delicious losing weight can be. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long tea products, visit our Natural green Weight Loss Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

1. Caries Research 1999;33:441-445 (DOI: 10.1159/000016549)
2. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 42; 25-54

Tea Flavonoids

Tea Flavonoids

Learn How Antioxidants and Flavonoids May Help Protect Your Body

Tea flavonoids are a type of polyphenol compound that is found highly concentrated in premium grades of Oolong tea such as Okuma’s Wu-Long. Antioxidants – flavonoids, catechins, and polyphenols – found in tea can help protect your body.

We’re surrounded by stress on a daily basis, which takes its toll on our minds and on our bodies. More than ever, we need to be aware of how we can combat the toxins created by stress, and the answer may be found in a cup of tea.

Tea is known to contain a high level of antioxidants in the form of dietary flavonoids, which go to work to neutralize free radicals and help the body to stay healthy.

Flavonoids, a type of polyphenol found in tea, are also found in several fruits and vegetables. But tea flavonoids are often found in higher levels than flavonoids in fruits and vegetables. This fact has garnered the interest of many medical professionals and researchers.

Antioxidant Flavonoids Combat Free Radicals

P.R. Krishnaswamy, Director of the Manipal Hospital Diagnostic Services, Bangalore, was quoted during his participation in the National Conference on Diet, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, “Antioxidants are biochemical compounds that protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals which can cause damage to cells that eventually may lead to chronic conditions such as heart disease or cancer. It has been found that a cup of tea has the highest quantity of antioxidants and can help add to the body’s defenses,” he said.

One of a number of studies that link the consumption of tea flavonoids to disease prevention, “Polyphenols: antioxidants and beyond,”1 from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirmed the protective effects of polyphenol consumption against cardiovascular diseases. In the same study, evidence strongly supports a contribution of tea flavonoid polyphenols to the prevention of cancers and osteoporosis, and suggests a role in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Tea Flavonoids – Worldwide Interest and Research

As more studies show favorable results for tea flavonoids, the news spreads around the world and incites further studies. One study, “Effects of Tea Consumption on Nutrition and Health,”2 notes this trend.

Research in northern Italy has suggested a protective effect of tea against oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer, and in Shanghai, frequent consumption of tea has been shown to be associated with a lower incidence of esophageal cancer, especially among those who neither smoke nor consume alcohol.

In Japan, Turkey and central Sweden, researchers are studying the use of tea flavonoids as a protective effect against gastric cancer. And in Iowa, tea was associated with a lower risk for digestive tract cancers and urinary tract cancers in a study of postmenopausal women.

While some of these clinical findings are still in their infancy, there is much excitement surrounding the health benefits of antioxidants and tea flavonoids. So while the world continues to move faster every day, do yourself some good, and take a bit of time to relax your body and mind with cup of tea.

Start shopping for natural weight loss tea products such as tea bags, tea capsules and see for yourself how simple and delicious losing weight can be. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long tea products, visit our Natural green Weight Loss Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

1. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005; 81(suppl):215S-7S.
2. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2000, 130: 2409-2412.

Tea Catechins

Tea Catechins

Learn How Tea Catechins, Powerful Antioxidants, Can Aid in Weight Loss

Increased attention is being paid to how high body fat poses health risks including diabetes and heart disease. The polyphenol compound of tea catechins has drawn a lot of attention from the medical and research communities because of its link to reducing dietary lipid intake, giving it the ability to naturally reduce excess body fat through a plant form.

Researchers Study Benefits of Tea Catechins

The 2005 study by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, “Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men,”1 investigated the effect of tea catechins (antioxidants) on body fat reduction and ability to reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol in the body.

The 12-week blind study was based on the criteria of the National Institutes of Health for BMI, utilizing 38 healthy male employees of Kao Corporation (Tokyo), ranging in ages from 24-46 years.

The researchers concluded that the subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that lies below the skin’s surface, was significantly lower at the end of the 12 weeks. The lower levels of LDL were also associated with the consumption of tea catechins. In the end, they saw that tea catechins may be useful in the prevention of body fat-related diseases and in the improvement of one’s health.

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What are Tea Catechins?

Polyphenols are antioxidant compounds found in a variety of plant foods. These compounds have been linked to a variety of health benefits including the prevention of certain cancers and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Polyphenols and EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) are catechin antioxidant compounds found naturally in tea leaves. Tea, in comparison to chocolate or wine, contains a high concentration of catechins. And the higher grades of Oolong tea in particular, when grown and processed in ideal conditions, have increased compounds in comparison to other teas.

  • Tea Catechins
    • Tea catechins comprise 25% of the compounds that makes up a tea leaf.
    • Recent research indicates that including catechins in your diet, by drinking Wu-Long tea for example, may lead to a decrease in body weight and a reduction of certain health issues.
    • Tea catechins work with other naturally occurring chemicals in the body to intensify levels of fat oxidation, or thermogenesis, the process by which heat is created in the body by burning fat.

Start shopping for natural weight loss tea products such as tea bags, tea capsules and see for yourself how simple and delicious losing weight can be. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long tea products, visit our Natural green Weight Loss Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

1. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005; 81:122-9.

Tea Antioxidants

Tea Antioxidants

Learn About Links between Weight Loss and Tea Antioxidants

Before delving into the benefits of tea antioxidants (including potential links between weight loss and tea antioxidants), and all their wonderful “anti” functions, we’ll first take a peek at the definition of an oxidant.

As we mention in our January newsletter article, “Drink to Your Health,” the affects of pollution, stress hormones, UV rays and other elements actually cause damage to our cells, impacting their ability to work properly. When this happens, cells lose an electron and become free radicals – a term we’ve heard before. The domino effect happens when these free radicals run rampant through our bodies, spreading oxidants to other cells to pull that needed electron. It is this process that leads to a number of health issues.

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Taking a Closer Look at Tea Antioxidants

In recent years there have been many studies conducted in universities and labs worldwide to learn about the health benefits of consuming tea antioxidants, specifically polyphenols and EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), which are catechin compounds found naturally in tea leaves. Below are the tea antioxidants in Okuma’s Wu-Long tea.

  • Catechins
    • They comprise 25% of the compounds that makes up a tea leaf.
    • Recent research indicates that including tea antioxidants such as catechins in your diet, may lead to a decrease in body weight and a reduction of certain health issues.
    • Catechins work with other naturally occurring chemicals in the body to intensify levels of fat oxidation, or thermogenesis, the process by which heat is created in the body by burning fat, which links weight loss and tea antioxidants together.
  • Polyphenols
    • Oolong tea has the most concentrated, highest level of polyphenols in comparison with green tea or black tea; Okuma’s Wu-Long tea has the highest level of polyphenols in comparison with other brands of Oolong tea.
    • In a study at the University of Chicago, animals tested were given polyphenols. As a result, they consumed 50% to 60% less food than those who drank water.
    • A report by the Journal of Nutrition found that subjects who drank Oolong tea for three days increased their metabolism by 3%, which accounted to burning 67 more calories per day. This may not seem like much, but depending on one’s current weight, there is potential to lose more than six pounds over the period of 12 months. The link between weight loss and tea antioxidants becomes even stronger when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
    • Other studies on the affects of polyphenols have focused on the following health issues and illnesses:
      • Certain types of cancers
      • Lowering plasma glucose in type 2 diabetic patients
      • Lowering LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease
      • Reducing bacteria that causes gum disease
      • Clearer skin
      • Hair loss prevention
  • EGCG
    • In a study “Oolong Tea Increases Metabolic Rate and Fat Oxidation in Men” by the University of Tokushima, subjects who consumed 244 mg of EGCG in Oolong tea experienced an increase in fat oxidation, which presented the potential for helping an individual to maintain a lower body fat content.

Experience the benefits of tea antioxidants with Wu-Long tea today, and see how easy it is to achieve your healthy body. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long products, visit our Wu-Long Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to assist you.

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