Oolong Tea Weight Loss
7 Facts And Fictions That You Must Know

Seven oolong tea weight loss facts and fictions that help you to lose weight effectively without being scammed.



Oolong tea or Wu-Long tea is just another name for oolong tea, a popular beverage widely consumed in the Far East.

It has attracted a lot of attention lately, with some marketers claiming that you can lose 2 pounds a week!

There is lots of inaccurate information out there.

As you read every word of this page, you will understand what this amazing tea does, and doesn't do.

I will start with the facts first, then the fictions.


Facts

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Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fact #1:
Weight Loss Tea?

First let me assure you: Drinking oolong tea does help you lose weight.

Even in traditional tea drinking countries like China and Japan, it has a huge reputation and following for helping people keep slim.

It is widely accepted in China that all teas - especially green tea, oolong tea and pu-erh tea - "make one thin."

Oolong tea is not as well studied as green tea. But there is decent scientific evidence that it helps lose weight by

  • Increasing metabolism

  • Burning fat (through a process called lipolysis)

  • Blocking dietary fat absorption

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Study - How It Works

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fact #2:
Fat Blocker

In Asia, oolong tea is a popular accompaniment for greasy food.

Now, scientists have proven that it is an effective fat blocker.

A study conducted by the University of Tokushima found that it can double the amount of fat being excreted.

12 young Japanese adults participated in the 17-day study, consisting of 10 days of washout and 7 days of treatment.

The scientists found that fat excretion was twice as high for those who consumed oolong tea compared to the placebo.

Oolong Tea Diet Blocks Fat Absorption

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fact #3:
Keep Slim

After you have lost weight successfully, you face a long fight to keep fats from piling on.

What do you do? I don't really recommend consuming fat burner supplements for longer than 3 months. They might be toxic when accumulated over the long term.

This is when a suitable tea beverage comes in. They are proven natural fat burner over the long term.

A 2007 American study found that rats prone to obesity cut weight gain by 66% by consuming the equivalent of 6 cups of tea a day.

In addition, their triglyceride fats were 80% lower.

Oolong Tea For Fat Loss - An Ideal Weight Watcher

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fact #4:
Reduce Belly Fat & Cholesterols

A 2001 Japanese study found that drinking 1 litre of oolong tea a day can take 2 years off the internal organ age.

Out of the 11 participants, 9 experienced 2 centimeters reduction in their waist size and 8 experienced 2 centimeters reduction in their upper arms.

They also observed lower cholesterols levels.

Oolong Tea Anti-Obesity Benefits - How It Reduce Belly Fat and Cholesterols


Fictions

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fiction #1:
Better Than Green Tea

Many so-called experts claim that oolong tea is better than green tea because it "burn 2.5 times more calories than green tea".

The claim is based on a 2003 study by Komatsu from the Tokushima School of Medicine in Japan. You can read about the study at

Oolong Tea Metabolism - Going Beyond EGCG

The evidence is light. Here is why:

  • The study lasted only one session with just 11 participating young females. Swen Wolfram, in his excellent paper Anti-obesity effects of green tea, suggested that the study may not be accurate.

  • To quote Wolfram: The study by Komatsu appears to be hampered by methodological deficiencies, including the duration of the test, which may have been too short, as well as the use of Douglas bags for gas analyzes, which is less accurate than more modern methods.

  • The test subjects drank either green tea powder (5 grams) or oolong tea leaves (15 grams). They're clearly not intended to be directly comparable.

  • In his paper, Komatsu never concluded that oolong tea burns more calories than green tea.

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fiction #2:
More Powerful Fat Burner

oolong tea weight lossThere is no evidence that oolong tea burns more fat than other types of tea.

To the contrary, a 2001 study by Yang suggested that green tea burns more fat than oolong tea.

Yang fed green tea, oolong tea and black tea to rats suffering from high amounts of fat in blood.

He found that drinking green tea reduces the level of blood plasma fat and cholesterol FASTER and MORE than oolong tea and black tea.

In addition, green tea has no effect on the level of HDL (the good cholesterol) and reduced fat absorption.

Yang concluded that green tea fat metabolism is stronger than oolong tea and black tea.

Oolong Tea Weight Loss Fiction #3:
Guaranteed Weight Loss

Drinking oolong tea can help you lose weight safely over the long term.

However, how much weight you lose in the next few weeks or months depends on many other factors, such as switching over to a healthier diet or having a more active lifestyle.

If someone tells you that drinking oolong tea is guaranteed to help you lose 2 pounds a week - they are either exaggerating or lying.

No scientific study has ever shown that just drinking tea can help you lose significant amount of weight in a few weeks.

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References

Wolfram S, Wang Y, Thielecke F (2006). Anti-obesity effects of green tea: from bedside to bench.  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2006 Feb;50(2):176-87.

Yang, M., Wang, C., Chen, H. (2001), Journal Nutrition Biochemistry. 12, 14-20.

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Oolong Tea Burn Fat - A Population Study

A Taiwanese population study found that green and oolong tea drinkers for more than 10 years have 20% less body fat compared to non tea drinkers.

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Does oolong tea contain compounds other than caffeine that promote weight loss? Yes, according to this study.

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