Chinese Tea Diet
The Chinese population is generally regarded as being fit and healthy with few early onset problems and many people believe this is because of their diet and levels of consumption among other things. Chinese tea is a staple part of the oriental culture and is not only used for its nutritional benefits but for its effects on health also.
How Can Chinese Tea Be Beneficial?
There are many reasons why Chinese tea is believed to be good for health. Not only is it thought to rid the body of toxins, the digestive system in general, but is also used as a slimming aid though the research behind these claims is limited. There are a small number of claims that Chinese teas can help in the treatment of heart diseases and diabetes as they may help to cleanse and purify the system and in some cases this may have some beneficial properties but perhaps it may be that it is due to the fact that the consumer is drinking clear fluid teas instead of fizzy drinks of those based on chemical enhancements.
There does however appear to be supporting evidence to suggest that cholesterol levels may be lowered more noticeably in those who regularly drink Chinese tea and this may establish a link between the prevention of the onset of heart disease which may indicate a good enough reason to start drinking the tea often. Experts generally believe that compounds within the tea called polyphenols may cause these benefits and studies continue. It can be stated however that there is increasing evidence to support declarations that Chinese tea may help to prevent cancer and even in a minority of cases actually slow or stop the spread of cancer cells. Some experts however argue that these results are difficult to calculate as the person may have responded in the same way with other treatments.
Can Chinese Tea Aid Slimming?
The history of this subject is varied with many companies claiming to manufacture products that help people lose weight. Most of these companies rely on the general belief of the public that the teas are good for slimming as the majority of the Chinese population is slim with very little evidence of obesity. There are claims that certain compounds within the teas help to dissolve fats or speed up metabolism when in fact there seems to be very limited evidence to support these claims. Manufactures may be exploiting those wanting to lose a few pounds as most slimmers will be tempted to try many different products in their quest to lose weight.
How Much Should We Be Drinking?
This is an area of much debate among specialists. Manufacturers often suggest that several cups a day will need to be consumed in order to reap the most benefits which may be driven by the chance of increased sales, whilst others state that only one cup a day will be sufficient as by drinking any more may cause sleeplessness due to the level of caffeine in the tea which may have other negative effects on health also.
It is generally assumed that drinking Chinese tea is good for health and consumption has increased again in recent years as many celebrities seem to have taken up the fashion. Drinking Chinese tea will probably not harm your health (unless large quantities are taken) and may well provide some protection against many serious illnesses but evidence has still to unearth enough compelling evidence to state its benefits as a slimming aid.
When Chinese diet tea is typed into a search engine, many folks may notice those little ads at the right on their screen promoting many products that claim they can make you lose weight...and fast!
The truth is, they can, but not all by themselves. Proper dieting and plenty of exercise are also key factors that determine maximum weight loss results; all these so called diet tea products can do is help.
Natural properties in tea called polyphenols are what aid in weight loss. What they do is stimulate an action called thermogenesis in the body which causes enzymes to dissolve fatty tissues known as triglyceride. The result means that you naturally burn off more calories.
To be honest, there is no one "Chinese diet tea", but some on the internet are being sold as an authority product...and for an authority price too. Please research these products before spending your money on them, they are not bad products or anything, don't get me wrong, just be aware that most loose leaf brewed teas will offer pretty much the same. All tea comes from the same Camellia sinensis plant, and it's just the special processing that allows some varieties to keep more of their polyphenol properties than others. However, don't expect this difference to be major.
Oolong Tea And Green tea
Most varieties of these two tea types offer a higher level of polyphenols in them when compared to normal black tea, and can serve as that convenient diet tea that you're looking for. Oolong tea, for example, from what research like Physiologist Dr. William Rumpler's study found shows that this types of tea can actually tell your body to lose weight! Click here for more information on his study.
Green tea can help you shed those pounds as well. Drinking either green or oolong tea 15 minutes before a meal will help decrease the build up of obese-causing carbohydrates according to a study done at the Suntory Research Center in Japan.
Aside from just weight loss, drinking tea can also help you lead and maintain a healthier lifestyle! Polyphenols aren't the only properties in tea that can benefit you. Powerful antioxidants called catechins are great immune system boosters, and have also shown to help abate the growth of certain tumors in lab mice. More human studies are being done, so the future for tea and its benefits are looking good.
Drinking loose leaf tea for the sole enjoyment of the flavor is also a good reason to make this beverage a daily part of your life as well. There are many varieties of tea to satisfy for years on end!
So while there may not be one Chinese diet tea out there, I hope this article helped give you a better understanding on what some of the hype is all about. Drinking any Chinese tea will aid in your weight loss quest, but don't forget those very important eating habits and exercise!
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