It seems like the science behind weight gain or loss changes all the time, leaving us wondering if today’s health food will be tomorrow’s junk. For thousands of years oolong tea has been a weight loss aid with no negative effects, so weight loss aid or not, Wu-Long Slimming Tea tastes fantastic and is reasonably priced!
There are a number of natural herbal products that claim certain health benefits, or have at least been used for that purpose for many years. One such product is oolong tea, which has long been reported to support weight loss. Those claims have been back in the news lately, and like so many others they raise as much skepticism as hope for a nation plagued with weight issues. I will look into the health claims a bit, but for me the bottom line is this: Wu-Long tea is delicious, versatile, and even at a seemingly high price, I would say it is definitely worth checking out!
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In the past few years, at least 37 different scientific studies published in independent journals have proven the many health benefits of Oolong Tea. It just so happens that one of the biggest health benefits of all is natural weight loss!
I know it sounds crazy. After all, how could something as simple (and enjoyable) as drinking tea help burn fat? Or at least that’s what I thought when I first came across Oolong Tea.
As it turns out, Oolong Tea is bursting with what are called “catechins” and “polyphenols” – naturally occurring antioxidants that help to boost metabolism and burn fat.
Drinking tea is one of the cornerstones of American culture; I mean, where would we be without the Boston Tea Party? Yet it was during that time that more and more Americans sought other beverages and coffee became the more popular drink. Tea has remained popular through the years, but has seen an amazing popularity boom over the last twenty years with the market quadrupling!
And over the last five years that growth has accelerated even further as more and more health benefits of tea are discovered. One of those is weight loss enhancement for oolong tea. The claims, which have some supporting science, are that oolong tea boosts your metabolic function beyond what is normally expected based on the caffeine level alone. It has natural antioxidants and other compounds that have shown to block fat-building, so drinking this in combination with a healthy diet could actually help you meet your weight loss goals.
Of course, if you load it up with sugar and creamer you will certainly destroy any positive impact!
But as with anything you are using to supplement a weight loss program, there are always factors to consider. The first and most important thing is to maintain proper nutritional balance. Make sure you’ve consulted your doctor about any special dietary plans – aside from ‘eat less and exercise’ – you are trying. And finally, stop whatever changes you’ve made if you start having health issues.
As someone who grew up in the advent of the ‘low fat’ era, I was taught to seek things like diet soda, fat-free dressing, and so on. We have more recently learned that was terrible advice, and should apply more common sense rules – if it should have fat, it should have fat. We have learned that the HFCS syrups added to replace fats were worse than the fats themselves – and the no-calorie sweeteners were full of a chemical soup that was often worse than natural sugar.
I note that because there is a trend right now away from so many of these trends and towards ‘clean eating’. Sure there are fad diets in that area, but at the core it is sound: emphasis on plenty of natural fruits and vegetables, natural ingredients and whole foods, minimizing processed foods and grains, and removal of as many sugary drinks as possible.
Wu-Long Tea fits in with all of these things – due to the evidence of increased metabolic function which will help with weight loss, drinking the tea is a great choice once or twice a day. And also because of the clean eating movement, substituting a cup of tea rather than a mid-afternoon soda is another great choice.
Oolong teas are also great ways to add more antioxidants to your diet, which protect and heal your cells in ways that have been found to enhance overall health. There are other claims of aiding with Diabetes and overall stress management – but while I find tea relaxing there is no scientific evidence of these.
But for me the ultimate test is taste. If my family won’t drink it, any benefits are moot. So we tried it in single servings and brewing full pots, and quickly found that Wu-Long complements scones, afternoon snacks, or just by itself. I started to find that as I traveled I’d bring a small bag with a few tea bags in it to have in the afternoon, and shared some with co-workers. The response was universal – tea lovers really enjoy the taste.
The only concern is the cost – in a world where people are used to getting a box of tea at the supermarket for much less money, $47 for a 60 bag pack seems expensive. But all you need to do is taste one of those low-cost bags and you’ll remember WHY they sit in your pantry for years, or why you break out the cream and sugar with that sort of tea.
The way to think about Wu-Long is more like the teas you get at the specialty shops where you can buy loose teas. You are getting a robust product with a complex flavor profile that is uniform from pouch to pouch and box to box. You are paying for quality. And for me, that makes the price more reasonable.
MSRP: $47 for a box of 60 bags at Wu-Long for Life
What I Like: Great taste; versatile; seems to work based on anecdotes from family; convenient
What Needs Improvement: Nothing
Source: Manufacturer provided review sample
Here is my hands-on review: