If you are practicing intermittent fasting, then before your workout or before your first meal of the day you don’t eat or drink anything with calories. One such drink is Oolong tea.
Water, tea or coffee with no sugar or cream will keep your body in a fasted state so it can metabolize fat for energy, give the digestive system a rest and provide your body the opportunity for other metabolic processes like cell renewal.
I had loose Oolong leaves:
Oolong tea is used to sharpen thinking skills and improve mental alertness. It is also used to prevent cancer, tooth decay, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Some people use it to treat obesity, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, high cholesterol and skin allergies such as eczema; and to boost the immune system.
According to Web M.D., Oolong is mostly effective for mental alertness. It is possibly effective to prevent ovarian cancer, however. Women who regularly drink tea, including black tea, green tea or Oolong tea, appear to have a significantly lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. One study found that drinking two or more cups of tea deal he seems to cut ovarian cancer risk by almost half.
I brew the tea leaves in my nice individual Bodem cups:
I put the tea leaves in, cover them with boiling water, put a lid on the filter to brew, and wait 2 and a half minutes (Thank you Anthony for testing this!).
Once it’s done you can compost the tea leaves, wash the filter, sip slowly and enjoy with someone wonderful.
Do you drink tea? What is your ritual before you break your fast? All questions and comments are welcome, tell me what you do!