As researched by the Antioxidant Research Unit at INFRUITEC, one 60ml shot of red espresso® Rooibos has the same amount of antioxidants as 5 cups of green tea, 1 cup of blueberries, 6 cups of beetroot juice or 20 cups of carrot juice. It also has 10 X more antioxidants than traditionally brewed Rooibos tea (per ORAC measurements) due to its patented grind and espresso method of preparation which means the health benefits of Rooibos are concentrated tenfold in a 60ml shot.
The miracle tea?
In addition to being filled to the brim with immune-boosting antioxidants, there are many more reasons to be drinking Rooibos. And when added to steamed milk for a red cappuccino®, you are doing so much more for your body than simply reducing your caffeine intake.
Here’s a list of 10 super health benefits we bet you didn’t know you were getting when you drink a red cappuccino®:
It has a soothing effect on the central nervous system and is highly recommended for people suffering from irritability, headaches, disturbed sleep patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, mild depression or hypertension.
It boosts the immune system and may help to fight infection
It has anti-spasmodic properties and can be used to relieve stomach cramps. It also aids digestion and relieves heartburn, ulcers and constipation
It contains zinc and alpha hydroxy acid which helps to promote a healthy skin
It has anti-allergenic properties that reduce the effects of allergies such as hay fever and eczema.
It is believed to help the respiratory system and reduce the effects of asthma
It has a low tannin content, so is not bitter-tasting like other teas. This also means that absorption of iron and proteins into the body is less affected, making it particularly good for pregnant women and people who are anaemic
It contains no oxalic acid (a toxic acid found in certain plants) and is therefore a good choice for those prone to kidney stones
Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and suitable for the whole family to enjoy, including children, pregnant and breastfeeding moms and the elderly.
Kirsty, Monique’s sister, joined red espresso® in 2008 after years of graphic design and art direction on glossy magazines. In addition to being an incredible design talent who has had a fundamental impact on our brand’s look and feel, she has also championed our e-Commerce and Customer Service departments alongside Monique. This has made her a very familiar face to our many customers who have come to know and enjoy their time with her over the years! Kirsty also teaches yoga and volunteers part-time at the Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary in Paarl.