Monday, October 24, 2011

Does Tea Really Help Fat Loss? by Robert D. Franklin

Most of the new tea products out there claiming to be a miracle cure for fat loss are nothing but plain old oolong tea. Some brands may have other teas mixed in too, but most I've seen are just oolong tea.

Basically they just sell you oolong tea for outrageous prices, when you can go to your local grocery store or health food store and get a whole box of oolong tea for about $2 bucks.

But beyond the outrageously marked up price, do you think oolong tea really helps with fat loss?

Well, the answer is: slightly.

From some of the foremost nutrition and fitness experts advice I go by, I do recommend including a mixture of green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and black tea in your daily schedule to possibly help a little bit with fat loss.

The fact of it is that drinking tea is not going to miraculously transform your body or "melt off body fat". It may have a slight thermogenic effect and possibly help you burn a few extra calories. Plus, there are tons of other benefits too, many of which are due to the high antioxidant content of teas.

Whether you drink tea or not isn't one of those major factors in how fast you're going to burn off body fat. It is just a minor detail in the whole scheme of things. The real factors are your lifestyle, your type of exercise program and intensity, the quality of your diet, and your mindset.

In conclusion, I don't suggest you wasting your money on overpriced, overhyped Wu-teas that claim to be a miracle fat loss cure. I do recommend including white, green, black, and oolong teas in your nutrition plan for their numerous health benefits, but you can buy those MUCH cheaper at your local grocery store instead.