The Amazing Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea and how you can benefit from drinking this delicious Tea.
When I drink a cup of naturally sweet tasting Rooibos, I think about the sun.
No, not the (lack of) sun we get here in the UK, but the one in South Africa.
The hot South-African sunshine is THE reason Rooibos tea has that aromatic, refreshing flavour and copper-red colour.
Where does Rooibos Tea come from?
Rooibos comes from the shrub Aspalathus Linearis, which is only found in the Cedarberg region of Cape Town in South Africa.
Did you know Rooibos leaves are not red but green when harvested? They only turn red during drying process.
According to WebMD, South-Africans have been drinking this tea for hundreds of years.
It only began being commercially traded in the early 1900’s as people became more aware of the amazing health benefits this tea has to offer.
8 Amazing Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea
Do you know why I love to drink Rooibos on a regular basis?
All you have to do is take a look at some of the (many) health benefits and you decide.
1) Keeps our Immune System strong
While traditional green tea is popular for its high amounts of antioxidants, did you know rooibos has 50 times more antioxidants than green tea?
Rooibos is also high in many vitamins and minerals – all of which aid in keeping the immune system strong in any season.
Not only does this help prevent illness, but also the development of more serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and can slowdown the aging process.
2) Strong Bones and Teeth
Rooibos has high levels of manganese, calcium and natural fluoride, which all aid in growing strong bones and teeth.
These vitamins and minerals also help prevent oral issues by keeping the teeth clean and strong.
Weak bone disorders may also be prevented through regular use of rooibos because of the high levels of calcium found in the tea.
3) Beautiful Skin and Hair
Rooibos tea has long been prized by women around the world because the high amounts of zinc and alpha hydroxyl acid found in it, which aid in keeping skin and hair looking youngand beautiful.
Those with complexion issues such as eczema or acne may find the benefits to drinking this tea, as it will cleanse from the inside out.
Rooibos has also been known to promote shiny, healthy hair growth.
4) Digestive Health
Drinking a cup of rooibos tea 30 minutes before a meal has been known to help prevent indigestion and other digestive problems.
Drinking before the meal will help the digestive system process food much easier, helping to prevent uncomfortable symptoms.
Other digestive health issues that may be relieved with rooibos are stomach cramps and irritable bowel syndrome.
Rooibos is also acclaimed for its anti-inflammatory properties.
This is a great benefit for anyone dealing with chronic joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, or fibromyalgia.
Often these joint related diseases are exasperated during cold seasons, so several cups of hot rooibos drank throughout the day may help alleviate some of the pain.
6) Lower your Blood Pressure
Due to the number of vitamins and minerals found in rooibos, some studies have shown that this tea can help lower high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
This in turn will lower the chances of developing heart disease, which is often caused from high blood pressure.
7) Prevent Type II Diabetes
Rooibos is rich in aspalathin which has been known to help prevent type II diabetes because of its hypoglycemic effect on the body.
Through this, the body can regulate the function of insulin resistance, and therefore balance blood sugar levels.
8) Lower Cholesterol
Rooibos contains high levels of chrysoeriol which has been known to aid the circulation of blood through the body.
Doing so can help in lowering cholesterol, which in turn improves the chances of not developing cardiovascular issues.
Yes, Rooibos is a delicious herbal tea that everyone can benefit from.
This caffeine-free tea you can enjoy any time of day or in the evening.
In addition, it is also suitable for pregnant women, children and anyone trying to avoid caffeinated beverages.
Overall, Rooibos has so many health benefits that it makes itself one of the ultimate teas to add to your tea cabinet.
The pleasant sweetly taste and aroma only makes this herbal more enjoyable as you help keep your body cleansed, strong, and avoid illness.
Go brew yourself a cup of this rich South African treat – and enjoy the benefits it has to offer!
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