Tuesday October 22, 2019

A Brief Guide On The Benefits Of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea has become a favorite amongst regular tea drinkers, and other than the incredible taste and aroma, it may have to do with the exceptional benefits to one’s health

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Oolong tea has become a favorite amongst regular tea drinkers, and other than the incredible taste and aroma, it may have to do with the exceptional benefits. Pixabay

Oolong tea has become a favorite amongst regular tea drinkers, and other than the incredible taste and aroma, it may have to do with the exceptional benefits to one’s health! Filled with vitamins and minerals, oolong tea has effects on the digestive system, cardiovascular health, cognition, and bone density. While research is still ongoing, the benefits of oolong tea continue to be exhibited among regular drinkers.

Today, we’ll be discussing the different benefits in some detail, not only to increase awareness but also to help people build a healthier life, filled with great taste and aroma!

IT’S FILLED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

Scientific evidence shows that oolong tea contains an abundance of magnesium, niacin, potassium, sodium, manganese, quercetin, fluoride, kaempferol, and myricetin. All of these compounds are effective antioxidants and help in eliminating free radicals, which are harmful to the body.

By extension, these anti-oxidants help in reducing the risk of several types of cancer and other chronic ailments as well.

DIGESTION

One of the most talked-about benefits of oolong tea is its effect on the human digestive system. Oolong tea is more on the alkaline side of the pH scale, and this quality helps neutralize the digestive system preventing conditions such as ulcer and acid reflux. It also has antiseptic properties, getting rid of unwanted bacteria from the digestive tract, further preventing a whole range of digestive issues and ailments.

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It should be noted that the efficacy and abundance of both calcium and magnesium are higher in loose-leaf oolong. Pixabay

In fact, it is because of these properties that so many people prefer to drink oolong tea around their meals, be it before, after, or even during a meal. Some restaurants even take advantage of this and make sure to offer oolong tea right after diners have finished their meal. Next time you’re at a Chinese restaurant, order some after you’ve had your meal and experience these benefits for yourself.

A HEALTHIER HEART

In addition to combating free radicals, the antioxidants in oolong tea also help in maintaining your heart’s health and reduce the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. Studies have shown that regular consumption of oolong tea can decrease the hardening and narrowing of the arteries, keeping blood flow intact and your overall health at optimum levels.

The antioxidants also help reduce unhealthy fats in the body, which in turn reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and a range of cardiovascular and blood pressure issues.

BETTER BONES AND TEETH

As mentioned above, oolong tea contains a significant amount of magnesium. It also contains a lot of calcium and both these compounds are amazing when it comes to healthy bones and teeth. Both compounds contribute to improving overall bone density and protection against tooth decay and build-up of plaque, which can lead to a range of gum and oral ailments, such as gingivitis.

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However, it should be noted that the efficacy and abundance of both calcium and magnesium are higher in loose-leaf oolong. When processed, all these natural compounds take a thorough beating, which can have an effect on their overall efficacy.

If you want to enjoy all these amazing health benefits, while experiencing a rich taste and fragrant aroma, try some oolong tea by the Kent & Sussex Tea Company at https://www.tea-and-coffee.com/blog/oolong-tea.

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Scores of Our Favourite Celebrities Make Transition to Healthy, Ethical and Fulfilling Life by Going Vegan

Vegan foods are loaded with the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients our bodies need – including protein, calcium and iron

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Shraddha Kapoor, star of "Aashiqui 2" and "Chhichhore", calls herself a "smart eater", and it's clear that vegan foods give her all the energy. Pixabay

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, and Bollywood stars have gotten the memo! Scores of our favourite celebrities have made the transition to a healthy, ethical and fulfilling life by going vegan (eating only animal-free foods).

There are plenty of good reasons to be vegan, and each star has their own motive as to why it’s the right choice for them. Shraddha Kapoor, star of “Aashiqui 2” and “Chhichhore”, calls herself a “smart eater”, and it’s clear that vegan foods give her all the energy she needs for back-to-back shoots. Vegan foods are loaded with the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients our bodies need – including protein, calcium and iron – without all the cholesterol and saturated fat found in animal flesh, eggs and milk that can slow a person down.

Demanding schedules, hectic travel and countless media engagements are enough to drain many stars’ energy. Vegan eating helps Esha Gupta manage her busy life of acting, modelling and advocating for animals. When fans quizzed her regarding how she maintains her figure, she shared that “healthy vegan meals” make her glow on camera.

Ayesha Takia Azmi is a longtime vegan, having made the shift to an ethical lifestyle along with her mother and sister. Not long ago, she and husband Farhan Azmi became parents, and she shared that she had “the most amazing pregnancy”. She revealed, “I didn’t have the usual problems like bloating or… body aches.” Plant power also helps reduce the risk of developing serious medical conditions, including certain cancers, diabetes, strokes and heart disease.

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There are plenty of good reasons to be vegan, and each star has their own motive as to why it’s the right choice for them. Pixabay

Richa Chadha has been vegan since 2014, for a variety of reasons. Foremost is her strong ethical compass. She wrote in a 2015 piece, “I can’t stomach the thought of someone cutting a buffalo’s throat, ramming a knife through a pig’s heart or cramming chickens into cages so small they can’t even spread a wing, let alone bear to ingest such misery.”

Recent eyewitness accounts of incidents at India’s major chicken farms and hatcheries back up this statement, and horrifying video footage reveals that unwanted chicks are killed through drowning, burning and other cruel means by the meat and egg industries and that maimed hens are stuffed into severely crowded cages for eggs.

Mallika Sherawat has advocated for a vegan lifestyle for more than 15 years. She recently released a public service announcement on the health benefits of animal-free eating, including the scientific proof that it can prevent heart disease.

Kangana Ranaut has declared, “Veganism as a way of life is deeply rooted in the Indian ethos,” and she’s found that vegan foods give her strength — both physical and emotional.

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The list of superstars going vegan grows longer by the day — and there’s no going back! This cultural shift isn’t limited to film stars, either. Just ask Sunil Chhetri how eating vegan has helped him thrive and benefitted his sports career.

If the ethical, spiritual and physical benefits of going vegan aren’t compelling enough, consider the fact that it’s environmentally necessary. Recent studies have predicted that by 2020, at least 21 major cities — including Bengaluru, Delhi and Hyderabad — will have run out of groundwater, which will impact 100 million people. One cow used for milk can consume up to 190 litres of water per day, so ditching dairy is an easy way to conserve water.

As our favourite stars make clear, it’s easy to be kind to animals every time we sit down to eat. In the process, we’ll also be looking after the Earth, our health and our moral compass. Pledge to go vegan today. PETA India is here with nutritional information, delicious recipes and tips to help you make the switch. Order our free vegan starter kit at PETAIndia. com. (IANS)