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Tea
23
Sep
2016
Rooibos Tea
 By Khyati Rupani

Benefits of Rooibos Tea

It is naturally caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants. The high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols help to fight heart disease and various forms of cancer. It is low in tannin, a substance which affects the body's metabolism by interfering with its ability to absorb iron and protein. Rooibos can be enjoyed as a health-enhancing tea, or used as an ingredient to add nutritional value, health benefits, color or flavor to food, drinks and other products.


Anti-inflammatory

Roobios tea is rich in polyphenols including aspalathin and nothofagin, which are two polyphenol antioxidants. The polyphenols in rooibos tea have anti-inflammatory properties, which assists in preventing heart related illnesses. The antiviral properties of polyphenols provide an added boost to the immune system, which helps protect the body from common colds, viruses and the flu.


Relieves Hypertension

Rooibos tea is a natural remedy to help relieve and prevent hypertension. It works by lowering the blood pressure.


Aids the Respiratory System

Rooibos tea is a bronchodilator. A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, and it increases airflow to the lungs making breathing easier. With the decrease of resistance in the respiratory airway, drinkers of rooibos tea will get the added boost of combating the symptoms of asthma.


Good for the Bones and Teeth

Rooibos tea is rich in several minerals including manganese, calcium and fluoride. These minerals promote healthy bones and teeth. As a result, drinking rooibos tea may help prevent common health conditions including joint pain, osteoporosis and arthritis. 


Boosts the Digestive Tract

Rooibos tea is also rich in antispasmodic agents helps to ease stomach cramps, abdominal pain and aid digestion. The tea may also be used as a natural remedy to irritable bowel syndrome.To get the most out of this effect,one should drink a cup of this tea about 30 minutes prior to a meal which is found to trigger the digestive problems.


Improves the Skin

The tea is also rich in alpha hydroxy acid and zinc. Both of these nutrients are great for the skin and may help in several skin problems including acne, pimples, sunburns and uneven skin.


Helps Prevent Type II Diabetes

Rooibos tea contains aspalathin, which has a hypoglycemic effect on the body. Aspalathin is a rare type of antioxidant that helps balance blood sugar and improves insulin resistance in the body. It may also promote glucose absorption in the muscles. These effects may help prevent drinkers from developing type II Diabetes. 


Promotes Healthy Hair

Rooibos tea is rich in several important minerals required for hair growth. This includes zinc, calcium, copper and potassium. Regularly consuming rooibos tea may help increase hair growth and strengthen hair fibers, so hair grows healthy and strong. The tea may also help prevent hair loss, as its active ingredients help remove dead skin cells that may block hair follicles and prevent hair from growing. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory effects of the tea may help relieve the symptoms of dandruff by soothing the scalp. The tea is rich in polyphenols, and these ingredients promote shiny, soft hair and protect against sun damage.


Improves Blood Circulation

Roobios tea contains chrysoeriols, which is a flavonoid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This compound aids blood circulation and has been linked in reducing cholesterol.


TOTAL NUMBERS OF CUPS IN A DAY: 3-4 cups maximum in a day.

BRANDS AVAILABLE IN INDIA:Twining`s, Dancing leaf Rooibos Hibiscus Infusion,Dancing leaf Rooibos Cinnamon Infusion,Organic Tulsi Rooibos Infusion


BRANDS AVAILABLE IN USA & UAE:  Twining`s, Numi Organic, Choice Organic tea, Alvita, Tazo, Freshpak ,Khosian