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Why Oolong Tea Is Good For Health
Dec 2018
Sneha Sadhwani
Clinical Nutritionist And Certified Diabetes Educator

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The degree of fermentation makes one tea different from another. For example, green tea is unfermented and black tea is completely fermented, whereas, oolong tea is semi-fermented.

Oolong tea infusions may range from dark greenish to yellowish-brown in colour, depending upon the degree of fermentation. Drinking oolong tea offers various health benefits as it is loaded with several nutrients, polyphenols and antioxidants that promote good health. So let’s explore some health advantages of drinking oolong tea.

Helps In The Management Of Diabetes Mellitus
Individuals with Type II diabetes mellitus can benefit from drinking oolong tea regularly. The polyphenols present in this tea possess insulin-like substance. These polyphenols help the glucose enter the cells and the muscles rather than staying in the bloodstream. They helps in elevating insulin sensitivity besides reducing insulin resistance.

Furthermore, healthy components present in oolong tea delay the absorption of glucose and prevent spikes in the blood glucose levels. Hence, consumption of the tea plus hypoglycemic drugs are beneficial in controlling of Type II diabetes mellitus.