Rooibos Green Tea
Native to South Africa, rooibos, which means ‘red bush,’ is a plant with leaves that are commonly used to make herbal tea. Like conventional teas, rooibos offers health benefits and can be a part of a well-balanced diet. As it grows in popularity in the United States researchers are learning just what type of benefits you can potentially gain from making it a regular part of your diet. Many of its benefits are due to its rich antioxidant content. Like the more well known green tea, rooibos is rich in polyphenol compounds. Find out why you should consider drinking this flavorful tea.
The rich polyphenol content of rooibos tea may help promote a healthy weight, according to researchers who tested the benefits of drinking a cup of rooibos tea. They found that the amount of compounds in a typical cup of tea suppresses fat accumulation by roughly 22 percent. They also found that the compounds boosted metabolism. Scientists concluded that their evidence suggests that regularly drinking rooibos tea may contribute to healthy weight management. Study results are published in the 2014 edition of the journal Phytomedicine.
May Protect Against Diabetes
Drinking conventional tea is linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and rooibos may offer similar benefits. Rooibos tea has anti-diabetic properties thanks to the glucose-lowering compound aspalathin. In addition to lowering high blood sugar, phenol compounds in rooibos protect blood-sugar regulating cells in the pancreas against damage, reports the 2016 edition of medical journal PLOS One. Rooibos needs to undergo rigorous human trials before it can be recommended to help those with diabetes. However, this evidence suggests it offers benefits for healthy adults.
Protects Bone Health
Rooibos tea is a rich source of the antioxidant gallic acid, a polyphenol also found in grapes and blueberries. It’s linked to protection against osteoporosis and research suggests drinking rooibos tea may help keep your bones strong. When scientists tested the activity of rooibos tea on bone formation they found that at levels found in typical servings of tea, the compounds in rooibos slow bone turnover. Reducing bone turnover is a key aspect of keeping bones strong and staving off osteoporosis. The researchers published the results in the journal Food and Function in February 2016.
If you’re trying to steer clear of caffeine but don’t want to miss out on the benefits of traditional teas, rooibos is an excellent alternative. Green, black, oolong, and white tea come from the Camelia sinensis plant, which contains caffeine alkaloids and therefore varying levels of caffeine. While caffeine is safe, it is a central nervous system stimulant that some health-conscious adults prefer to avoid. If you’re in that category you can enjoy the benefits of rooibos tea without abandoning consuming caffeine.
While more research is needed in terms of treating conditions, rooibos is a nutritious tea and like green and black can contribute health-promoting antioxidants to you diet to help keep you healthy.
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All teas was very good the same dried flowers, they make nice finish when I serve tea.