It is not as unique as you think!
A lot of surprised looks after reading this opening line! Well, it is true. Oolong tea is a child of the same parent plant from which black, green, and various other tea products are made. Perhaps, this is also the reason why some of the properties of oolong tea, for example, immunity-boosting properties, are similar to that of green tea. Now, tell us, what do you think about green tea? Well, judging by that happy look on your face, we are guessing you are from the go-green tribe! If you think green tea is beneficial for your stomach, then the same rule applies to the oolong tea, which is a step-sibling of green tea. This chain of logical reasoning holds when one looks at the numerous benefits that are associated with oolong tea with special reference to the digestive system.
Oolong tea can aid your digestive process!
Now, oolong tea is good for your stomach, provided it is drunk in moderate amounts. And when we say moderate, we are talking about 2-3 cups per day and no more than that. Some of you might be wondering why oolong tea is a great choice for your stomach, well we have some facts to back up this claim. Are you interested in hearing us out? Alright then, here is why we believe oolong tea is the stuff for your stomach. Oolong tea leaves, you see, are partially oxidized. What does this mean for your body? More antioxidants and flavonoids in these leaves than you could probably imagine! And we are sure that you are aware of some of the perks that are associated with antioxidants. Overall, the whole ingredient composition of oolong tea is ideal for boosting your metabolic rate, as well as aiding the process of fat burning. There is already a glee spreading on your face, which gives us a hint that you have gauged the true potential of oolong tea already!
Is oolong tea good for the stomach?
Keeping in mind what we have told you in the previous section, the oolong tea sure seems like a substance which you should be gulping every day for keeping your gut affairs in check. The fact that it impacts the digestive process in such a positive manner that your nutrient uptake gets multiplied by a magical factor says a lot about the efficiency of oolong tea for your stomach. What is more, oolong tea has a cleansing effect as well. It can wash down your greasy intestines covered with fat as it makes way through your body. So all in all, oolong tea is a great pick for your stomach. We are recommending this cup of tea to anyone who is looking for a magic potion to get their gut in order!
Is oolong tea good for your stomach during a meal?
We know we have said it already that oolong tea is a great option for getting your stomach affairs in order. But that would hold only if you are following the decorum that is associated with oolong tea. And the decorum states in no uncertain terms that you cannot drink this stuff during a meal. Reason? Reasons! One, it interferes with your protein uptake, thereby upsetting the process of digestion before it even starts. This happens because of a large percentage of tannins that are found in the oolong tea. The second reason for this embargo is that we just cannot digest the idea of someone sipping something so delicate with a bite of saying fat-loaded cheese fries! If we were asked to name something that is not a crime, but sounds like one, we would be gladly putting this heinous act forward as our suggestion!
It is good but doesn’t overkill!
Like we said earlier, the benefits of oolong tea will reflect in your body only if you are respectful of the limitations and boundaries. Respecting the dose limitations is extremely important since our body has a limit for everything. They say too much of anything can never be good, and certainly, oolong tea is no exception to this rule. Any more than 2-3 cups per day of this stuff, and you are just plain flirting with the idea of kidney stones. Yeap, you read that right! What are some of the common side effects of drinking too much oolong tea? When you are drinking oolong tea in high doses over a regular period, the first side effects that will begin to show are mainly because of excessive caffeine content. These effects can range from mild to serious, as you will see it for yourself in a minute. Minor side effects of over-consumption of oolong tea are mostly headaches, anxiety, and tremors. A more serious list of side effects includes dizziness and ringing in the ears. Unfortunately, even a stronger set of side effects exist as well. When things get worse, a user can suffer from problems like frequent urination, seizures, and kidney stones. Also, oolong tea is not a great choice for individuals who have weak bones. The reason behind this is that the more oolong tea you drink more is the amount of calcium that is flushed out of your body. Then, some women cannot process vitamin D properly, especially during the postmenopausal stage. Oolong tea is rich in vitamin D, so women who have this problem are better off without the tea.
Will you look at the time already? Well, folks that would be all from this discussion. We hope that you learned something if not everything new about oolong tea from this discussion. There is plenty more that we wish we could have shared with you, but the limitations of time and space force us to conclude this discussion here. Nevertheless, we are hopeful that you learned a lot of new stuff about this tea, and on that optimistic note, we bid you farewell to this discussion!