Chinese dining is often accompanied by a pot of hot tea. This ancient practice is one of the best weight-control measures. According to Bodybuildingforyou.com, researchers are uncovering the fat-whittling capabilities of tea, particularly oolong tea, one of the most common teas drunk by the Chinese. A study conducted to determine oolong's effect on metabolic rate and fat accumulation in men (see References) showed that men who consumed full-strength oolong tea increased their metabolic rate by 3.4 percent and fat oxidation by 12 percent.
Enjoy a cup of hot tea after every meal, not just for relaxation but also to speed up your metabolic rate and keep your weight down. There are many kinds of oolong tea; some of the more common types include Sui Xian, Bai Du Dan, Wuyi Yancha and Tie Guangyin.