A Special Tea That Fights Chronic Inflammation
Rooibos tea is not a tea at all. In fact, it is an herb that comes from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant native to South Africa. Also known as red tea or honeybush tea, rooibos has a beautiful deep red color and a naturally sweet taste. It also has loads of health benefits, including fighting chronic inflammation. Read on to learn more about why you should be drinking a steamy cup of rooibos tea daily.
Rooibos is easy to find and make. Most major tea brands sell it in easy to use tea bags at every major grocery store. You can also find it at loose leaf tea shops. It is sold plain or mixed with other ingredients for a variety of different flavor experiences. Simply steep your rooibos tea in hot water for a few minutes and you have a tasty drink that is good for you too! Plus, because the tea contains no oxalic acid, you can drink multiple cups a day with no harm to your stomach or kidneys.
The number one health benefit of rooibos tea is that it helps to fight chronic inflammation. It contains two phytonutrients called aspalathin and nothofagin that reduce current and future inflammation. Reducing chronic inflammation is important because if left untreated, chronic inflammation can lead to a number of health problems like weight gain, organ damage, diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Rooibos also contains polyphenols, which are organic chemicals that seek out and destroy free radicals and protect your cells. This tea is naturally has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties!
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