We often seem to be seeking remedies for weight loss in consumable items, which seems to defeat the purpose, however, there is some merit behind sipping yourself to a leaner you in Oolong tea studies conducted to demonstrate the impact on fat oxidation in subjects.
Caffeine is a known component in tea that impacts metabolism, though not the only contributor. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant acting to increase thermogenesis. Caffeine acts upon the nervous system to increase norepinephrine, which is also the process of the fight or flight response triggered by the adrenal glands. This stimulation causes a dumping of sugar into the blood stream along with lipids (fat) to be used to burn fuel. Regular caffeine intake decreases appetite and increases energy expenditure over several hours post consumption.
The other constituent in Oolong tea that contributes to fat oxidation is a polyphenol catechin. The catechins demonstrate not only anti diabetic properties, but prevent carbohydrate absorption. This is important in the fat oxidation process which applies prioritizes carbs over fat for fuel in the presence of carbohydrates. And, unlike fats, carbs are not typically stored for later oxidation, but put on hold to be burned before any fats are released for fuel. By eliminating carb levels, Oolong tea aids in weight loss by increasing fat availability for use as fuel. Hmm, sounds like you wont need to take a lump or two with your tea, since you just may be giving up a few lumps yourself.Organic Oolong Tea