Oolong Tea

By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk

You might have heard people inside the health shop people talking about Oolong tea. Your grandmother might have also been sipping a cup of Oolong tea while she sits laid back on the recliner.

Drinking tea is not reserved just for old ladies and the British. In fact, those in the know, know that certain types of tea such as green and oolong tea have many health benefits that other warm beverages just don’t. The word Oolong roots from China which is originally worded as “wu long” meaning black dragon. This is also another type of tea which is known for its several health benefits.

This semi-fermented wonder-drink acts as an anti-oxidant, it promotes heart-health, it treats skin-disorders, complements diabetes-treatment, reduces high blood-pressure, it inhibits bacteria and prevent tooth decay, is a wonderful stress-buster and will also give you the needed energy boost!

A healthy lifestyle means regular physical activity, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy foods and lean proteins. Add a couple of cups of oolong tea to a diet like this and improve your energy, your mood and your overall appearance. No wonder grandma’s so happy all the time!