It’s South African culture to enjoy a soothing cuppa rooibos tea at least on a daily basis. Its uplifting aroma and distinctive taste has seen this local beverage becoming popular across the world. What’s even better is that it is as healthy as it is delicious. Yes, rooibos tea promises a number of impressive health benefits. We take a look at a few of them below.
Rooibos tea encourages weight loss
Who wants to sip on icky, bitter green tea in order to shed those persistent kilos when you can sip on rooibos tea instead? While it may not kick-start the metabolism in quite the same way, it is a wonderful replacement beverage for your sugary black tea and sodas. One cup of plain rooibos tea contains just 3 calories.
Rooibos improves your complexion
If smooth, beautiful skin is the goal, then a regular cup of rooibos tea is the solution. According to a clinical study, rooibos tea helped improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 10% in just 28 days! Even though you’re still young and wrinkles probably aren’t a concern just yet, prevention is always better than cure.
Rooibos tea fights inflammation
Chockfull of antioxidants, rooibos tea boasts anti-inflammatory properties that may make it easier to cope with mild aches and pains. Some students swear by it for period pain relief.
Rooibos tea boosts the immune system
Rooibos contains plenty of vitamin C, which naturally helps to boost the immune system. It’s the perfect anytime drink that will help to keep colds and ‘flu at bay when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Rooibos tea helps prevent type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a big problem in South Africa and all around the world. There were 1,826,100 documented cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2017, and 1 in every 14 SA citizens suffer from type 2 diabetes specifically. The good news is that scientists have just confirmed that rooibos tea aids in the prevention of the condition.