01/8Did you know about these benefits of rooibos tea?

Did you know about these benefits of rooibos tea?

Rooibos tea, more commonly known as red tea is a herb that is famous for its medicinal properties. Acquired from a shrub found in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, Aspalathus linearis, red tea gets its name from its unique red colour. It is known to have multiple health benefits and is rich in minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxy acid. In fact, it is also packed with a bunch of antioxidants. Here are some health benefits of rooibos tea that you should know about.

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02/8May have healing benefits for type 2 diabetes patients

May have healing benefits for type 2 diabetes patients

Researchers have found roobios tea contains properties that may help tackle diabetes. A study conducted on mice with type 2 diabetes found aspalathin helped reduce insulin resistance and blood sugar levels. Consult with your doctor before trying this tea to manage symptoms of diabetes.

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03/8May reduce risk of cancer

May reduce risk of cancer

Some studies suggest rooibos tea contains antioxidants called quercetin and luteolin, which can fight cancer cells and even prevent tumours from growing. However, you will not get a very big dose of these antioxidants from one cup of rooibos tea. Some vegetables and fruits have a higher content of quercetin and luteolin. More research is needed to explore how this tea could protect against cancer.

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04/8Rooibos is caffeine-free

Rooibos is caffeine-free

Black tea and green tea both contain caffeine. While it has health benefits - improves mood and concentration - when consumed in moderation, excessive amounts of caffeine can cause issues like increase anxiety and disrupt sleep. Swapping coffee for rooibos tea could be a healthy choice if you are looking to limit your intake of caffeine. This caffeine-free beverage also contains no oxalic acid, which can increase the risk of kidney stones.

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05/8Great for heart health

Great for heart health

Rooibos tea happens to be anti-inflammatory in nature so it can help reduce blood pressure. It also contains natural angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which can help regulate your blood pressure and can contribute to good heart health. In fact, it even helps in preventing a variety of heart conditions.

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06/8Reduces allergies

Reduces allergies

Most people aren't aware of this but rooibos tea is actually used to treat allergies like eczema, hay fever and even bronchitis. Since it contains anti-inflammatory properties it can also be used to treat asthma and topical allergic reactions.

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07/8Rich in antioxidants

Rich in antioxidants

Red tea is rich in two major antioxidants known as aspalathin and nothofagin. These antioxidants can help remove toxins from the body and can also boost your immune system. Thanks to this, your body is protected against various kinds of diseases and conditions like cancer, heart diseases and diabetes.

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08/8Improves bone health

Improves bone health

Rich in calcium, fluoride minerals and manganese, all of which contribute to good bone health, red tea is also known for its bone improving properties. In fact, it's said to be so good that it can even prevent your teeth from decaying. Plus, it can help build new bones as well as repair any damage done to them.

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