Rooibos Tea: Rich with Antioxidants, Zero Caffeine

Rooibos Tea has its origins in South Africa, being one of the most popular herbal teas there for centuries. It gained worldwide popularity for being an alternative to Green Tea and Black Tea which have a more bitter taste. Many also choose rooibos tea for being rich in antioxidants.

The healing properties of Rooibos Tea have been a subject for many studies over the years. Results have shown that it’s high antioxidant content, combined with specific mineral can provide healing benefits such as:

  • Protecting cells against free radicals

“Rooibos contains aspalathin and quercetin, which are powerful antioxidants that can help protect the cells against damage caused by free radicals.”

  • Reducing the risk of cancer

“Studies have shown that the antioxidants found in rooibos tea, particularly quercetin and luteolin, can help reduce your risk of cancer by killing cancer cells and inhibiting tumor growth.”

  • Improving heart health

“According to studies, rooibos tea may help improve heart health by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme. This enzyme causes blood vessels to contract, indirectly increasing blood pressure levels.”

  • Regulating blood glucose levels

“The aspalathin found in rooibos tea has an anti-diabetic effect, which may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes.”

  • Promoting healthy Skin and Hair

“Since rooibos is rich in antioxidants, it can help protect the skin and hair against the negative effects of free radicals.”

  • Maintaining healthy brain function

“Research shows that regular intake of rooibos tea may help protect the brain against lipid peroxides, ultimately delaying brain aging and preventing deteriorating brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.7″

Click to read the original article by Dr. Mercola


Sources: 

“Rooibos Tea: A Caffeine-Free Tea That’s Bursting With Antioxidants” by Dr. Mercola

 

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