Rooibos tea contains many powerful healing properties and has a multitude of beauty benefits for your skin and body. Besides being naturally caffeine-free, it contains antioxidants, zinc, natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs) as well as other minerals like potassium, copper and calcium.
1. It is naturally caffeine-free and calming and aids in a good night’s sleep
Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free and calming so you can enjoy it anytime of the day or night, even before bed. In fact, it is believed to aid in a restful night’s sleep.
2. It helps reduce your stress levels
The unique antioxidant found in rooibos tea helps to reduce stress hormones in the body and has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system.
3. It aids weight loss
Rooibos tea is low in calories (only 2 – 5 calories per cup) and naturally sweet too so you don’t need to sweeten it with sugar or artificial sweeteners. The unique antioxidant found in rooibos tea, Aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones in the body that can lead to an increased appetite and fat storage; typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
4. It is packed with a unique, powerful antioxidant
Rooibos tea contains a powerful antioxidant, Aspalathin, that fights free radicals in your body that can cause premature ageing, heart disease and cancer. red espresso rooibos has 10 x more of this unique antioxidant than a cup of regular rooibos tea. This means that all the health and skincare benefits mentioned below are concentrated tenfold when it comes to how the antioxidants found in rooibos can heal the body
5. It keeps skin healthy and is healing and anti-ageing
6. It makes your hair shine
Tip: why don't you try preparing your own rooibos tea rinse at home? First steep the tea for about 30 minutes in boiled water. Once cooled, pour tea over freshly washed or conditioned hair or simply spray it on. Leave the tea in your hair 20 minutes before rinsing out.
7. It heals your body from within
The antioxidants found in rooibos - Aspalathin and Nothofagin - have anti-inflammatory properties which assist in preventing cardiovascular disease.
8. It helps to relieve the symptoms of IBS
Tip: If you suffer from IBS, try drinking a cup of rooibos about half an hour before a meal
9. It helps you breathe easier
10. It improves blood flow and could reduce cholesterol
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about how drinking a cup of rooibos tea can really boost your body and your