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Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

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Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

There are many health benefits of oolong tea, including reducing chronic bodily conditions such as heart diseases, inflammatory disorders, providing vital antioxidants, reducing high cholesterol levels, promoting superior bone structure, glowing skin and good dental health.

Nutritional Value:

Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants. It also contains vital minerals and vitamins such as calcium, manganese, copper, selenium, and potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, E and K, in addition to folic acid, niacin amide and other detoxifying alkaloids. Developed in semi-fermented processing, the oolong tea is rich in numerous polyphenolic compounds, adding value health benefits of oolong tea.

Benefits:

The various health related benefits of oolong tea are as follows:

  • Controls Obesity: The polyphenol compound found in oolong tea is very effective in controlling the fat metabolism of the body. It activates certain enzymes and thus enhances the functions of the fat cells in human body. Daily consumption of oolong tea can reduce obesity by enhancing metabolism.
  • Removal of Harmful Free Radicals: The polyphenolic compound is also responsible for removal of free radicals, thus saving us from potential harm that these free moving cells may pose to the human body.
  • Treatment of Skin Disorders: According to scientific experiments, patients diagnosed with eczema skin disorder can benefit from drinking 3 cups of oolong tea 3 times per day. The beneficial results of oolong tea could be seen in less than a week with these patients showing remarkable skin improvement.
  • Promoting Good Bone Health: The antioxidants present in oolong tea protect the tooth against decay, strengthens the bone structure and boosts normal healthy growth of human body.
  • Adjunct Treatment for Diabetes: Oolong tea may be used as a natural blood sugar regulator for treating type 2 diabetic disorders and as an appendage to other supplementary drugs for treating the disease.
  • Protection against Cancer: It is well-known fact that tea drinkers have lower risk of acquiring skin cancer. Moreover, oolong tea polyphenols promote apoptosis in stomach related cancerous growth. This polyphenol extract also acts a chemo-preventive instrument against development of other cancerous forms.
  • Stress Buster: In a detailed Japanese study conducted at the Osaka Institute for Health Care Science, the experimental mice that ingested oolong tea showed a remarkable improvement in stress levels, by more than 10 to 18%. The natural polyphenols in the oolong tea are said to be the main stress buster and tea itself is an adaptogen. This means that is both energizing and calming.

More About Oolong…

Oolong tea falls between green and black teas, as its leaves are only partially oxidized. Of the numerous kinds of tea in this world; oolong tea is one of the rarest forms produced. The origin of oolong tea dates back to China to around 400 years ago. It is a semi-fermented tea. But, the fermentation process is halted as soon as the tea leaves start to change their color.

The oolong tea is fragrant with a somewhat nutty flavor and fresh aroma. It has minimal caffeine and is extremely relaxing to drink. The health benefits of oolong tea are doubled because of its semi-fermentation process which combines qualities of black tea and green tea.

Drinking several cups of oolong tea in a day is a simple way to promote good health and feel great.

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The Best Diet Tea?

Wu-Long Diet Tea

Burn More Calories With Okuma’s Wu-Long Slimming Diet Tea

If you’ve ever wanted a convenient way to boost your metabolism, burn more calories, and start shedding fat, then look no further than Okuma’s authentic Wu-Long Tea, the World’s #1 Diet Tea.

Wu-Long Tea Burned 2½ Times As Many Calories As Green Tea!

This was concluded in a study conducted by scientists from Japan’s University of Tokushima School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Medical Investigation.

What they found was amazing: People who regularly consumed Wu-Long Tea experienced more than double the calorie-burning results of those who drank the same amount of authentic Japanese green tea. In fact, the study showed the increase energy expendatures after drinking green tea was only 4%, where Wu-Long Slimming Tea had an increase of over 10%!

What’s more, the CBS Evening News reported, “Polyphenols in Wu Long Tea are believed to increase energy expenditure (EE) translating to a 35-43% increase in fat burning.”

So, what sets Okuma’s Wu-Long Tea apart from the imitators?

We source our tea directly from tea masters from the  Fujian province of China. This region is widely regarded as one of the purest places on earth.

In fact, the region is so pristine that much of Mount Wuyi is located in an officially designated Bio-Reserve, and is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Working with the local tea masters for sourcing and quality control, Okuma has discovered where the best tea is grown and which crop cycle will provide maximum benefits.

As a result, we provide our customers with the best PREMIUM brand of oolong tea: Okuma’s Wu-Long Diet Tea.

Not only that…

We also have each and every batch independently tested to assure the maximum amount of antioxidants!

Even More Benefits…

In addition to weight-loss, multiple scientific studies confirm that Wu-Long Slimming Tea:

  • May clear up skin conditions & give your face a healthy glow
  • Can reverse the signs of aging
  • Promotes strong healthy teeth & prevents cavities
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Enhances Mind/Body Wellness

Just two cups each day of this amazing tea could benefit your health and your waistline.

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100 Foods Dr. Oz Wants In Your Shopping Cart…

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I recently came across Dr. Oz’s list of the 100 healthiest supermarket staples and thought I would share it with you.

Dr. Oz designed this list as a way to take into account both health and budget friendly items. It is meant to serve as a guideline for the average person/family.

I find the list to be mostly on point, but there are definitely a few things that I somewhat disagree with. For example, fresh mushrooms are available in grocery stores year-round, so I would never choose canned instead (as many canned products have added salt or preservatives).

My recommendation would be to treat this list as a general guide when making decisions, but to take your own health/issues/goals into account. Not everything listed may be the healthiest option for every individual.

Also, don’t forget to consider variety and healthy portion sizes!

I would love to hear from you about your opinions of this list…do you have things you would add? Subtract?

Let us know.

Fresh Produce:

(Note: Buy other fresh fruits and frozen vegetables as desired)
Tree fruits (apples, pears)
Citrus fruits
Stone fruits (peaches, plums, cherries, et.c)
Bananas
Grapes
Melons
Greens (arugula, romaine, cabbage, collards, etc.)
Baby carrots
Celery
Avocados
Potatoes

Frozen:

Berries (strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
Frozen veggies (peppers, kale, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, etc.)

Meat/Seafood:

All white meat ground turkey
Bison meat
Eye of the round/steak
Lean pork
Lean ground beef
Chicken (skinless thighs and breasts, whole chicken)
Fish (salmon, trout, cod)
Shrimp
Fully cooked beef and chicken slices
Fresh deli meats (no nitrates, not pre-packaged)
Salmon or tuna (in can or pouch)

Canned/Bottled Items:

Canned beans (no salt added)
Canned tomatoes (no salt added)
Low sodium salsa
Canned artichokes
Canned mushrooms
Low-sodium chicken broth
Natural peanut butter
Jam (no sugar added, no artificial sweeteners))
Dill pickles
Canned beets
Sauerkraut (low sodium)
Sardines
Anchovies
Kalamata olives

Deli/Cheese/Dairy:

Eggs
Greek yogurt
Milk (2% or below, organic)
Butter (in moderation)
Cheese (part-skim mozzarella, cheddar, permesan, feta, ricotta, string)
Hummus

Pasta/Grains/Cereals:

Quinoa
Steel cut oatmeal
Brown rice
Whole grain cereal
100% Whole wheat pasta
100% Whole grain bread
100% Whole wheat flour
100% Whole wheat tortillas
100% Whole grain crackers
Polenta
Whole grain brown puffed rice
100% Whole wheat pizza crust
100% Whole grain waffles

Beans And Soy:

Edamame
Tofu
Chickpeas
Lentils
Soy burgers
Soy hot dogs

Condiments/Herbs/Spices/Dressings/Oil:

Dijon mustard
Oils (olive, flaxseed, canola)
Vegan mayo
Ginger
Chia seeds
Black peppercorns
Agave nectar
Baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc.)
Raw sugar
Honey
Chili peppers
Curry
Hot sauce
Red pepper flakes
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt
Vinegar
Low sodium soy sauce
French Herbs (rosemary, marjoram, thyme, savory)
Italian seasoning

Snack Foods/Desserts/Treats:

Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, brazil, hazelnuts)
Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin)
Dried fruit
100% Whole wheat pita chips
100% Whole wheat pretzels
Popcorn (air popped)
High fiber protein or granola bars (no more than 5gms added sugar)
Sweet potato fries (baked)
Bite size dark chocolate
Slow churned ice cream
100-calorie air popped chips
Fruit leather (not roll-ups)
Frozen fruit popsicles (100% juice)

Beverages:

Tea
Coffee
100% pure orange juice
Sparkling water/seltzer

Follow this link for a printable version of this list:
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Weight Loss Tools

weight loss tools

The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all program for weight loss.

Each one of us is different and we have different goals. But we can all educate ourselves, and everyone (this means you) can get healthy and lose weight.

The following are some weight loss tools and calculations commonly used by nutritionists and dieticians, but you can use them yourself:

BMI:

BMI (body mass index) is a very common measurement used to estimate body fat. There are plenty of calculators available online, but if you would like to figure it out yourself the formula is:

BMI= your weight in pounds X 703

Height in inches(squared)

Below 18.5     Underweight

18.5-24.9        Normal

25-25.9           Overweight

30 & Above    Obese

Note: Please know that this is a general measurement and doesn’t account for every body composition (e.g.: athletes, pregnancy, body builders, etc).

Calorie Calculator:

How many calories should you be consuming each day? This calculator is a good estimate based on the Harris Benedict Formula.

This formula calculates daily calorie intake by determining your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and your AMR (active metabolic rate).

Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age in years)

Men: BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) – (6.8 x age in years)

Now, calculate your AMR using your BMR and choosing an estimate of you current activity level.

Sedentary (little or no exercise) AMR = BMR x 1.2

Lightly Active (light exercise 1-3 days per week) AMR = BMR x 1.375

Moderately Active (moderate exercise 3-5 days per week) AMR = BMR x 1.55

Very Active (hard exercise 6-7 days per week) AMR = BMR x 1.725

Extra Active (very hard exercise 6-7 days per week) AMR = BMR x 1.9

The AMR equals the number of daily calories that you need in order to stay at your current weight. If you want to lose weight, increase activity and lower daily caloric intake.

Food Sources of Calcium

food sources of calcium

Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in the human body, and one of the most beneficial.

You know that calcium is necessary for bone health and preventing osteoporosis, but it has many other benefits. It also helps to protect cardiac muscles, prevent colon cancer, alleviate the symptoms of PMS, and helps to maintain body weight and prevent obesity.

The RDA (recommended daily allowance) for calcium in adults ages 19-50 is 1,000mg daily; and 1,200mg daily for women over 50. However, only a small percentage of us actually meet this daily recommendation.

Of course, the easiest way to get calcium is through milk and other dairy products, but for those who either don’t like milk or are lactose intolerant here are some other great options…

Get your greens

Greens are a terrific natural source of calcium. Coming in at the very top of this list is collard greens, which have 357mg of calcium per cup (chopped). Some of the other calcium-rich greens are kale, okra, spinach, mustard greens, and seaweed. Other good veggie options are broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. One great advantage to getting calcium from greens is that the calcium absorption rate from these vegetables is actually higher than that of milk.

Beans, nuts, and peas

Soybeans and processed soy products (such as tofu) pack the highest punch in this category. White beans are the next best option, as well as, navy beans, black beans, and chickpeas. There is also a good amount of calcium in nuts (specifically almonds and Brazil nuts). Sesame seeds are also a terrific source of calcium at 351mg per ¼ cup.

Fish

Seafood may not seem like an obvious choice, but there are a number of options that are packed with calcium. The best in this category is sardines. Sardines (canned with bones) will give you 370mg of calcium in just a 3oz serving. Other good options are salmon (canned, with bones), shrimp, mussels, and oysters.

Fruit

While they can’t beat greens, there are a number of fruits that can also help you to eat your calcium. The number one calcium rich fruit is dried figs. These are followed by rhubarb, dates, dried apricots, oranges, tangerines, and prunes.

Supplements

Food should always be the first choice before supplements. However, if you choose to take a calcium supplement instead, be sure to choose a good formula. Look for one containing calcium citrate, which is more easily absorbed than calcium carbonate.

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.

 

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

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