TWO cups of oolong tea a day can help you lose fat while you sleep, research suggests.
Scientists found the tea boosts your metabolism while you kip — which keeps your body burning off calories.
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Like all tea, oolong contains caffeine which has been shown to boost fat breakdown by about 20 per cent.
But experts discovered caffeine-only drinks stop working when you drift off — while the special tea continues to encourage your metabolism to keep going during sleep.
Prof Tokuyama, of Tsukuba University, Japan, who did the study, said: “The stimulatory effects of oolong tea on fat breakdown during sleep could have real clinical relevance for controlling body weight.
There was no noticeable difference in sleep patterns or the time it took trial participants to fall asleep – whether they drank oolong tea or the dummy solution.
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This shows the beverage is unlikely to prevent you from getting a good night’s rest.
Interest in the health benefits of tea has grown dramatically in recent years. All varieties have been shown to help stave off heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
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