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Benefits of Oolong Tea And Its Side Effects

Oolong tea comes with dual benefits of both the green and black tea, hence the health benefits are twofold. The most notable is its ability to control metabolism and reduce obesity. The polyphenolic compound present removes the free radicals from our body and prevents skin and ovarian cancer. Since its an anti- oxidant, it improves our bone health and helps to control diabetes. It also helps in managing stress and improving mental health.

Benefits of Oolong Tea And Its Side Effects

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Oolong Tea
Nutritional Value of Oolong Tea
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Weight management.
Prevents Cancer.
Control Diabetes.
Cholestrol and Heart disease.
Treats Eczema.
Prevents osteoporosis and improves bone health.
Improves mental health.
Skin Problems.
Prevents tooth decay
Uses of Oolong Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Oolong Tea
Cultivation of Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is separate category of tea that doesn’t come under black or green tea. Yet oolong tea can have the characteristics of either black or green tea depending on the oxidization and processing of the tea leaf. A black tea is fully oxidized while green tea is barely oxidized and the oxidation level in oolong can range between 8% to 80%. Camellia Sinensis Plant is the source of oolong tea as well as the black and green tea. The oolong tea leaves are traditionally rolled, twisted or curled into tight balls or thin strand.

Nutritional Value of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is a natural anti-oxidant that has rich amount of important minerals such as calcium, manganese, copper, selenium and potassium. Oolong tea does have caffeine but with almost zero calories and no fat, it is a blessing for obese and people on diet. It also contains slight amounts of vitamin A,B,C,E and K. Folic acid, niacinamide and other detoxifying alkaloids are also present in trace amounts.

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Oolong Tea
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Weight management.

The presence of polyphenolic compound in oolong tea is the primary source for weight reduction. It controls the metabolism of the body fat and also activates certain enzymes, thereby enhancing the functions of fat cells which in turn reduces obesity.

Prevents Cancer.

Since oolong tea is a natural anti- oxidant, it has anti cancer properties. Moreover the polyphenolic compound act as chemo-preventive instrument against the development of cancer cells. Thus the oolong tea helps in reducing the risks of cancer and is very effective especially against ovarian and skin cancer.

Control Diabetes.

The presence of anti-oxidants that comes from polyphenol regulates the amount of blood sugar and insulin in the bloodstream which reduces the risk of uncertain dips and spikes in blood sugar that could prove fatal for diabetic patient. It also reduces blood glucose to a healthy level and is also used as additional medicine for type 2 diabetes.

Cholestrol and Heart disease.

Oolong tea acts as a strong catalyst in reducing the cholesterol levels and making the heart healthier which in turn reduces the risks of coronary heart diseases. Unlike black tea, it is not totally oxidized, thus producing a perfectly sized polyphenol molecule which activates the enzyme lipase which dissolves body fat. The less is the body fat, the lower the cholesterol.

Treats Eczema.

The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis which cannot be cured completelty. But the polyphenols and the anti-oxidants present in oolong tea also work as an anti-allergenic compound, which has helped in relieving irritation and chronic skin problems. Regular usage of oolong tea has reduced the appearance of eczema significantly.

Prevents osteoporosis and improves bone health.

Anti-oxidants present in the oolong tea prevents osteoporosis and tooth decay. It further strengthens the bone structure and promote normal, healthy growth of body. Minerals like magnesium and calcium helps in maintaining the bone mineral density (BMD) which help in retaining minerals from consumed food.

Improves mental health.

Oolong tea is rich in caffeine and also has L-theanine, nutrients associated with a direct impact on brain function. Consumption of oolong tea has shown an increase in visiual information processing, alertness, calmness and attention levels and performance. The EGCG polyphenol present in oolong tea maintains and improve the effectiveness of hippocampus, a part of brain linked to learning and memory.

Skin Problems.

Oolong tea is a boon for people with skin diseases. The presence of anti-oxidants removes the free radicals present in our body which is the root cause for majority of skin problems. Oolong tea helps in exfoliation and slows down the oxidation of cells, giving you a much healthier skin. It also helps in anti ageing, wrinkles and dark spot reduction.

Prevents tooth decay

Oolong tea inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay and oral cancer. The polyphenol present helps in the overall dental health and hygiene. Prescribed consumption of oolong tea prevents the build-up of plaque, fights tooth decay and impede the occurrence of cavities.

Uses of Oolong Tea

Only China and Taiwan uses oolong tea as a daily beverage while most of its consumption globally is only because of the medicinal value it has. Type 2 diabetic patient are given oolong tea as additional medicine on top of the prescribed drugs. It is also used as a remedy for eczema especially atopic dermatitis. It also finds importance in treating osteoporosis, tooth decay, cardiovascular diseases and reducing stress.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Oolong Tea

The presence of caffeine is the only point of concern when it comes to its side effects. Different people have different level of caffeine tolerance but still high level of caffeine consumption can expose you to various health issues. It may range from mild to serious headaches, nervousness, sleep problem, irritability, diarrhea, vomiting, heartbeat fluctuation, heartburn, dizziness, tremor, ringing in the ears, convulsions and confusions.

Cultivation of Oolong Tea

The origin of oolong tea is a conflicting one. Majority of the people claims it to be Chinese while some claim it to be originated from Taiwan. The only difference between the oolong tea of both the countries is that the Chinese oolong is oxidized more leaning towards the characteristics of black tea, while the oolong tea from Taiwan is less oxidized leaning towards green tea in characteristics. Whatever the reason for differences be, there is no denying the fact that it belonged to that mountain region of China and Taiwan. Hence it is cultivated in high mountainous regions over rocky terrain in cool temperatures. However, oolong tea is now being cultivated in different parts of the world as well. India, sri lanka, new Zealand, japan and Thailand are some countries producing oolong teas. The cultivation process also varies from place to place. Some are grown in remote mist-covered mountains, while others in temperate bamboo-forested foothills. Some are being harvested in spring while some in winters.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I'm a male or boy is it necessary to drink green tea for men or boys and wen is the best time to drink green tea wat time should we drink green tea is it necessary to drink green tea for our body and is it necessary to drink it daily or everyday please tel me plz.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
1.The catechins and caffeine in the green tea fight fat. 2.Green tea assists in breaking down fat from fat cells. 3.Green tea also burns calories. 4.Green tea will also reduce your intake of calories. 5.Green tea targets the bad fats. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. When Is The Best Time to Drink Green Tea? The timing for your green tea depends on the purpose for which you are taking it. Green tea is taken for various reasons. Some people drink green tea in order to lose weight while others simply take it because of its antioxidants and other health benefits. Here are some recommendations based on various research findings. Taking Green Tea for Full Antioxidant Power To obtain the full benefits of the antioxidants in green tea, you should take green tea in between meals. First, this will ensure that catechins, which is one of the major antioxidants, does not react with casein that is present in milk and other forms of animal protein. This reaction usually reduces the effectiveness of green tea. Also, green tea is known to inhibit the digestion of calcium and non-heme iron (the iron derived from plant). This can lead to problems for those who are prone to anemia. Chinese studies on green tea have also discovered that green tea reduces the absorption of macro nutrients such as fat and protein. Therefore, you should take your green tea at least two hours before or after your meals. Taking Green Tea for Weight Loss Green tea promotes weight loss in two ways: by boosting the body’s metabolism and by inhibiting the absorption of fat. If you want to use green tea to lose weight, you can take it along with your meals. However, you should only do this if you don’t have a very sensitive stomach. Green tea is alkaline in nature and it stimulates the secretion of extra gastric acid. If you have an urgent need to lose weight, you can drink oolong tea anytime you eat fatty food because it boosts the excretion of lipids. Drinking tea in this manner, however, should always be done with moderation.

Dear sir I am have doubt about how to gain the weight and how to reduce the dark spots to my face and how to become the a fair person and I hope you reply the answer to my questions thank you.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Being fair is completely hereditary. Only thing is you can improve your complexion, texture, of your skin to a certain extent and internal intake of foods and external applications. You need to always detoxify your body and keep your system free from unnecessary toxins. Drink lot of herbal teas, oolong tea, chamomile tea, ginseng tea, ginger tea, lemon grass and pepper mint tea etc. For weight gain you need to include lot of high biological value proteins like fish, egg whites, chicken. Soya products, flaxseeds, till seed cake etc.
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I want to know abt benefits of green tea regarding fat burn and I heard that there are a lot of duplicate products. Which is the best brand of green tea? Please suggest. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Tea Garden Green Oolong Tea and Organic India Tulsi Green Tea are the best brand of green tea in India.
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Hello doctor I am 24 yrs old lady follows strict physical workout regime and fat less food. Still not achieving tummy fat loss please suggest how to increase metabolic rateand reduce undesired fats.

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Build muscle your body constantly burns calories, even when you' re doing nothing. This resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only 2 calories daily. That small difference can add up over time. After a session of strength training, muscles are activated all over your body, raising your average daily metabolic rate. Step up your workout aerobic exercise may not build big muscles, but it can rev up your metabolism in the hours after a workout. The key is to push yourself. High-intensity exercise delivers a bigger, longer rise in resting metabolic rate than low- or moderate-intensity workouts. To get the benefits, try a more intense class at the gym or include short bursts of jogging during your regular walk. Fuel up with water your body needs water to process calories. If you are even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down. In one study, adults who drank eight or more glasses of water a day burned more calories than those who drank four. To stay hydrated, drink a glass of water or other unsweetened beverage before every meal and snack. Also, snack on fresh fruits and vegetables, which naturally contain water, rather than pretzels or chips. Eating more often can help you lose weight. When you eat large meals with many hours in between, your metabolism slows down between meals. Having a small meal or snack every 3 to 4 hours keeps your metabolism cranking, so you burn more calories over the course of a day. Several studies have also shown that people who snack regularly eat less at mealtime. Your body burns many more calories digesting protein than it does eating fat or carbohydrates. As part of a balanced diet, replacing some carbs with lean, protein-rich foods can boost metabolism at mealtime. Good sources of protein include lean beef, turkey, fish, white meat chicken, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Drinking green tea or oolong tea offers the combined benefits of caffeine and catechins, substances shown to rev up the metabolism for a couple of hours. Research suggests that drinking 2 to 4 cups of either tea may push the body to burn 17% more calories during moderately intense exercise for a short time.
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Popular Health Tips

Foods Good For Stress Management!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Foods Good For Stress Management!

When you're under fire at work, juggling multiple responsibilities at home, or going through a difficult time emotionally, these are the foods you should reach for. 

You should strive to eat these foods regularly (not just in times of stress) to help maintain mental, emotional, and physical balance in your body.

1. Dark chocolate

  • If you're one of these individuals who get a nice mood boost whenever you sink your teeth into a bar of pure, unadulterated chocolate, it is not happenstance.
  • There's actually a chemical reason called anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression.
  • It's a derivative of the sanskrit word" bliss" and one of the great things about chocolate is that it not only produces this compound, it also contains other chemicals that prolong the" feel-good" aspects of anandamide. Chocolate has even been referred to as" the new anti-anxiety drug"
  • One study in the journal of psychopharmacology2 also revealed that people who drank an antioxidant-rich chocolate drink equal to about 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate daily felt calmer than those who did not.

2. Protein

A small amount of high-quality source of protein – like organic eggs, a piece of gouda cheese, or a handful of macadamia nuts or pecans – helps keep your blood sugar levels steady for enhanced energy and mood.

3. Bananas

Bananas contain dopamine, a natural reward chemical that boosts your mood. They're also rich in b vitamins, including vitamin b6, which help soothe your nervous system, and magnesium, another nutrient associated with positive mood.

4. Coffee

Coffee appears to affect a number of neurotransmitters related to mood control, so drinking a morning cup could have an effect on your general sense of wellbeing. Research has also shown that coffee triggers a mechanism in your brain that releases bdnf, which activates your brain stem cells to produce new neurons, thereby improving your brain health.

Interestingly enough, research also suggests that low bdnf levels may play a significant role in depression, and that increasing neurogenesis has an antidepressant effect! 3

5. Turmeric (curcumin)

Curcumin, the pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow-orange color, is thought to be responsible for many of its medicinal effects. Among them, curcumin has neuroprotective properties and may enhance mood and possibly help with depression. 4

6. Purple berries

Anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries like blueberries and blackberries their deep color. These antioxidants aid your brain in the production of dopamine, a chemical that is critical to coordination, memory function, and your mood.

7. Omega-3 fats

Found in salmon or supplement form, such as krill oil, the omega-3 fats epa and dha play a role in your emotional well-being. One study in brain behavior and immunity5 showed a dramatic 20 percent reduction in anxiety among medical students taking omega-3, while past research has shown omega-3 fats work just as well as antidepressants6 in preventing the signs of depression, but without any of the side effects.

8. Oolong tea

Sipping oolong tea might help you feel calm, as it contains high levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba), an amino acid that helps inhibit the firing of neurons in your brain for an overall calming, anti-anxiety effect.

9. Fermented foods

  • Fermented foods like fermented vegetables and kefir are rich in beneficial bacteria that have a marked impact on your gut health, which in turn impacts your mood. Your gut is literally your second brain – created from the identical tissue as your brain during gestation – and contains larger amounts of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with mood control.
  • Beneficial bacteria have a direct effect on brain chemistry, transmitting mood- and behavior-regulating signals to your brain via your vagus nerve. For instance, the probiotic lactobacillus rhamnosus was found to have a marked effect on gaba levels in certain brain regions and lowered the stress-induced hormone corticosterone, resulting in reduced anxiety- and depression-related behavior.

10. Kiwifruit

One kiwifruit contains more than 85 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin c, and that's good news for your stress levels. Vitamin c actually helps reduce your body's production of stress hormones8 while boosting your immune function (so much the better for warding off stress-induced illness)

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Ayurvedic Slimming Tea - How They Help in Weight Loss?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Advance Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Advance Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, MD - Alternate Medicine, M.A. Sanskrit
Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurvedic Slimming Tea - How They Help in Weight Loss?

Ayurveda is a field of medical science that has its rules steeped in the ancient knowledge that emanated from India. This is a well-known field of medicine, which is now practiced throughout the globe. With the help of Ayurveda, we can actually get to the root cause of any disease and ailment so as to remove the very cause from the body rather than merely giving symptomatic relief, which may not be permanent in nature. Due to this fact, Ayurveda also relies on lifestyle and diet restrictions, which go hand in hand with its Yogic postures, herbal medicines, massages and other such measures. Weight management is one such field which has many cures in Ayurveda.

The ingestion of slimming teas is one such measure for weight loss. Read on to know more.

  1. Choice of tea: First of all, it is important to know the types of tea and the choices you have when it comes to choosing the right one for your weight loss journey. While green tea, white tea and the rare oolong tea are known as the most effective weight loss tea varieties, there are others like black tea as well as decaf and herbal tea that may be suited for those who only want to lose a moderate amount of weight. Further, these can also help people who want to maintain a steady weight and remain fit. However, one must remember that sweet and diet teas can lead to long-term repercussions, if taken in excessive quantities. So, one must choose the kind of slimming tea based on the kind of weight loss that needs to be achieved.
  2. Daily habit: Now that you have chosen the kind of slimming tea that you need, you must be aware that the body goes through its own cycles of extracting antioxidants from the tea as well as the nutrients, even as it throws out the toxins in an effective manner. Therefore, one must cultivate tea drinking as a regular and daily habit with at least two cups daily cup so that the cycle is put into place for the slimming properties to kick in. You can also substitute your coffee and regular tea with this kind of tea, eventually. You will have to develop a taste for it, in order to enjoy it.
  3. No additives: It is absolutely not allowed to add any kind of additives like sugar or honey or even milk to one’s slimming tea as this will take the slimming properties to the background. Adding anything to the tea also leads to many health complications in the long run. Having plain tea will aid in the regulation of one’s awry metabolism so that in due course of time, weight loss may be achieved. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Green Tea: SIde effects and why you may need to avoid it

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Green Tea: SIde effects and why you may need to avoid it

Green tea has been promoted as one of the healthiest beverages around. It is made from the same kind of leaves (camellia sinensis) as generic black tea or oolong tea. The primary difference is that while processing the leaves for green tea, the withering and fermentation procedures are avoided, which helps the leaves retain more nutrients. However, green tea comes with quite a few side effects just like ordinary tea or coffee. They are:

1. Digestive problems
Since green tea is not put through the oxidation or fermentation process, the tannins present in the leaves are not removed. Tannins, can cause nausea and constipation by producing more gastric acid. Adding a little milk to your tea might help with this problem.

2. Reduced absorption of iron
Green tea contains catechins- antioxidants, which can block the absorption of iron from food. Iron deficiency has a number of negative impacts, the most threatening one being anemia where red blood cell formation is hindered. Anemia causes fatigue because sufficient oxygen is not circulated throughout the body due to low haemoglobin levels.

3. Problems with the nervous system
Green tea contains caffeine, just like tea or coffee, though its caffeine content is lower. Excessive consumption can lead to insomnia-like tendencies, heightened anxiety, frequent urination, irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps etc.

4. Risks during pregnancy
Caffeine decreases calcium content in the body, leading to weaker bones, which is an alarming symptom in an expecting mother. Also, caffeine, catechins and tannins are individually related to increased risks of miscarriage and other negative effects. Tannins and catechins passed on to breast milk can also block absorption of nutrients like proteins and fats in an infant's system.

5. Reactions with medication
Several chemical drugs are extremely reactive to the polyphenols in green tea, especially stimulant drugs like nicotine, ephedrin and amphetamine. Green tea reduces the functioning of lithium and dipyridamole. The polyphenols may also block the healing properties of the anti-cancer drug name bortezomib. Any kind of interference with your regular medication may impact your health adversely.

6. Negative impact on patients with glaucoma
The disease impairs the optic nerve and green tea increases the pressure on the eye within minutes of drinking it because caffeine accelerates intraocular pressure. The effects take more than an hour to subside.

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5 Types of Tea That Help You Lose Weight

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
5 Types of Tea That Help You Lose Weight

You know green tea is good for you, but oolong and these other types of tea have.

A steaming cup of tea is the perfect drink for soothing a sore throat, warming up after a dip in the pool, or binge-watching Downton abbey. But certain teas are also perfect for doing something else helping you shed extra pounds.

Each of these 5 best teas for weight loss has its own individual, magic properties, from dimming your hunger hormones to upping your calorie burn to-literally-melting the fat that's stored in your fat cells. Oh, and they can also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes too. (stick to 3-4 cups or tea bags of tea per day, and choose brewed varieties over bottled to avoid extra calories and sweeteners.)

Start with these five delicious varieties, and start losing weight through the magical powers of tea!

1. The metabolism booster: green tea
Drink this: Lipton, yogi
Because: it unlocks fat cells
Before a workout, turbocharge the fat-blasting effects by sipping a cup of green tea. In a recent 12-week study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea each day with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers. Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, belly-fat crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver's capacity for turning that fat into energy.

2. The pound-a-week melter: oolong tea
Drink this: Bigelow, stash
Because: it boosts metabolism
Oolong, a Chinese name for 'black dragon,' is a light, floral tea that, like green tea, is also packed with catechins, which help to promote weight loss by boosting your body's ability to metabolize lipids (fat). A study in the Chinese journal of integrative medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds over the course of the six-week time period. That's a pound a week! it also has a calming effect. Drink a cup if you're a nervous flyer, or to calm yourself.

3. The cravings crusher: mint tea
Drink this: Tazo, Teavana
Because: it wards off the munchies
Fill a big teacup with soothing peppermint tea, and sniff yourself skinny! while certain scents can trigger hunger (a trick cinnabon figured out long ago), others can actually suppress your appetite. One study published in the journal of neurological and orthopedic medicine found that people who sniffed peppermint every two hours lost an average of five pounds a month. (although tea is relatively low in caffeine-about 25 percent of what a cup of coffee delivers-decaffeinated varieties are great to have on hand for a soothing bedtime treat.) consider also adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your pillow or burning a minty candle to fill the room with slimming smells. For a stress- and belly-free mind and body, alternate your regular tea with this mint tea.

4. The fat blocker: white tea
Drink this: twinings, the republic of tea, celestial seasonings sleepytime
Because: it prevents new fat cells from forming
White tea is dried naturally, often in sunlight, making it the least processed and richest source of antioxidants among teas (as much as three times as many polyphenols as green tea!). A study published in the journal nutrition and metabolism showed that white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells) due to high levels of ingredients thought to be active in human fat cells. If there's such a thing as a diet tea, this is it.

5. The hunger halter: rooibos tea
Drink this: celestial seasonings, Harney, and sons
Because: it regulates fat-storage hormones
Rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the 'red bush' plant, grown exclusively in the small Cederberg region of the south Africa, near cape town. What makes rooibos tea particularly good for your belly is a unique and powerful flavanoid called aspalathin. Research shows this compound can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage and are linked to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.

Let food be your medicine, not medicine be your food.
 

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Body Acne? Treat it in These 4 Most Effective Ways

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Body Acne? Treat it in These 4 Most Effective Ways
4 easy and proven ways to treat body acne

Body acne (acne on the back, chest and shoulder) is highly discomforting and quite difficult to get rid of. In fact, 1/3rd of the people who suffer from facial acne in India suffer from body acne as well. Although getting rid of body acne may be a tricky and challenging process, here are some simple and easy ways to help you to get acne-free skin.

1. Combat acne-causing bacteria with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help you in treating many of the skin problems you experience, including body acne. Possessing anti-bacterial properties, the use of apple cider vinegar can help you to keep acne-causing bacteria at bay. Moreover, it will also balance out your skin’s pH levels. But before applying it on the affected area using cotton balls, make sure to dilute the concentration with some water for negating its acidic effect.

To make an apple cider vinegar toner, you need 250ml each of apple cider vinegar and water. Mix these two components in equal parts – one part water and one part apple cider vinegar. Once done, store the liquid in a plastic bottle and use it once daily.

2. Keep your skin squeaky clean with cucumbers
Cucumbers can be very helpful in cleansing and purifying your skin. They unclog skin pores by cleansing skin from deep within to remove accumulated oil, bacteria, and dirt. Cucumbers can heal and soothe acne-damaged skin as well. Its silica content helps to heal as well as develop skin cells that have been damaged by acne. Likewise, the Vitamin E content of cucumber gives you blemish-free skin while helping you to get rid of acne scars.

Make a smooth paste of a cucumber and apply it onto your skin for about 15 minutes everyday before washing it off.

3. Reduce acne with the baking soda scrub
A scrub made of baking soda is another sure-shot way of treating body acne. Its application leaves your skin clean, smooth and glowing. However, you only have to use this twice a week as its high alkaline content may prove to be too harsh on certain skin types. For making the homemade scrub, add water to two tablespoons of baking soda and mix it well until you get a thick paste. Once you get the ideal paste, gently scrub it onto your acne-prone areas. Rinse the paste off with cool water.

4. Opt for a balanced diet
Following a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid can prove to be a very effective way of getting rid of body acne. Consuming foods that are rich in anti-oxidants and nutrients and are less toxic can help you in achieving clear skin.

Foods you need to avoid:
1. Spicy foods
2. Salty foods
3. Dairy products
4. Sugary items
5. Oily foods

Foods you should eat:
1. Carrots and spinach
2. Tomatoes, lemons and apples
3. Peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds
4. Oolong tea and green tea

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Table of Content

Oolong Tea
Nutritional Value of Oolong Tea
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Weight management.
Prevents Cancer.
Control Diabetes.
Cholestrol and Heart disease.
Treats Eczema.
Prevents osteoporosis and improves bone health.
Improves mental health.
Skin Problems.
Prevents tooth decay
Uses of Oolong Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Oolong Tea
Cultivation of Oolong Tea