Looking for a nice cup of tea that boosts your health while being caffeine free? Next time you’re out try Rooibos!
The title Rooibos tea is actually quite misleading as Rooibos does not come from the camemilla sinensis plant, but instead grows on a bush only found in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa.
When choosing a tea that provides health benefits the popular decision tends to be green tea. But for many, the caffeine of green tea can cause issues: insomnia; headaches; and IBS. But as Rooibos is caffeine free, you’ll find anytime of day is a perfect time for tea.
When deciding between green and red Rooibos keep these tidbits in mind: red Rooibos is oxidized and produces a slightly sweet taste, while green is unoxidized and tastes slightly grassy.
The health benefits of Rooibos are as extensive as our tea list so make yourself a cup, pull up a chair and take a read 🙂
Reduces heart disease; limits uric acid production (gout); anti-inflammatory; eases nervous tension; calms allergies; aids eczema; fights insomnia; prevents DNA damage; relieves stomach cramps; is anti-viral and anti-spasmodic. This tea is also rich in: iron; calcium; potassium; copper; fluoride; magnesium; zinc; and alpha hydroxy.
Health tip: Try your tea with lemon!
July 31, 2013
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