Known as blue tea or wu long (black dragon) , this variety of drink comes mainly from high areas of Taiwan and China, which has been used for a long time as a remedy to lose weight naturally, among other benefits.
According to a study of the Colorado State University , United States, published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, tea wu long could help prevent fatty liver and obesity caused by a diet high in fat, so consuming it frequently serves as a remedy to lose weight.
About, LK Han, lead author of the study , explains that anti-obesity effects are due in part to the caffeine content of tea, however, it also inhibits the activity of pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that aids in the digestion and absorption of fats in the small intestine.
On the other hand, researchers from Medical Center of the University of Maryland have observed that this remedy to lose weight owes its effect to its high concentration of antioxidants, even more than in green tea itself.
"Tea polyphenols wu long can cause its fat burning effect, but can also help prevent the development of Diabetes type 1 or progress of the disease because it influences the metabolism of the glucose by increasing the insulin sensitivity ", According to the researchers.
It should be noted that this remedy to lose weight is a semi-fermented tea with a moderate caffeine content. Its flavor is more similar to green tea than black: it does not have the sweet, pinkish aroma of black tea or the strong herbal notes that characterize green.