Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

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Roobios tea (or redbush tea as it has also become known as) is a sweet and aromatic tea which makes it a great base for fruity, nutty and spiced additions. But it doesn’t just taste great- rooibos is full of health benefits as well.

About rooibos tea

It contains up to 37 natural antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and alpha-hydroxy acids! In fact, it has been claimed that it has up to 50% more antioxidants than green tea, such as polyphenols which have anti inflammatory, anti viral and anti mutagenic properties. Antioxidants are the organic substance which is believed to remove ‘free radicals’- a toxic by product of biological processes that can damage cells and lead to illnesses and on top of that it is also caffeine free.

Rooibos is also believed to relieve stress, nervous tension and hypertensive conditions such as blood pressure. Rooibos tea acts as what is known as a bronchodilator and helps with respiratory issues and prevent dangerous cardiovascular diseases.

The minerals that are contained in rooibos such as calcium, manganese and fluoride can help maintain good bone structure and strong teeth which also reduces the chances of developing conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and chronic joint pain. Manganese even works to stimulate the enzymes which are required to build new bones and repair damage.

Rooibos tea for controlling blood sugar levels

A rare antioxidant can be found within rooibos tea that can help balance blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, improve glucose absorption and insulin secretion. All of these can help develop a ‘shield’ against type 2 diabetes while helping to create a balance for those who have spikes and drops in their blood sugar that affects their overall health.

Rooibos Tea for skin conditions

The content of zinc and alpha hydroxy within roobios is very good for the skin, in fact applying a powder rooibos directly to acne, sunburn or skin conditions can help relieve them. Alpha hydroxy is a compound found within beauty products to help reduce winkles and other premature ageing signs, they can also be found in chemical peels which help rejuvenate the skin, giving it a healthy glow. The antioxidants present within rooibos also help to discourage the ageing process as they actively seek out the free radicals that damage skin, hair and bones- this makes them vulnerable to degenerating and disease.

Because of rooibos versatile nature in benefits and taste, we are able to blend it with many different ingredients to make healthy and delicious brews! See our huge range of rooibos teas on our website HERE

 

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