Is drinking Rooibos recommended for every stage of your life?
Yes – whether you are just a bump in mom’s tum, you’ve managed to reach a ripe old age, or you are somewhere in the middle, Rooibos Rocks! It has no harmful effects and is positively beneficial at every stage of your life.
Rooibos is good for baby and mom too. It contains high amounts of antioxidants that benefit both of you. It also helps with digestion, prevents acid reflux, soothes the body’s reactions to allergens, and prevents constipation, alongside a number of other benefits of particular value to women during pregnancy.
Rooibos is the perfect beverage when you are expecting as it’s caffeine-free. High levels of caffeine are not good for the baby (drinking no more than two cups of instant coffee is recommended). Over 200 milligrams of caffeine can result in a low birth weight, which can increase the risk of health problems in later life.
Rooibos is a safe and natural remedy for treating colic in babies. The antispasmodic properties help calm your baby’s stomach and ease stomach cramps. It also helps treat diaper rash and is hydrating for baby.
Kids – good to go, go, go
Iced Rooibos is a great way to keep active kids hydrated. It’s sugar and caffeine-free (unlike regular tea, iced tea mixes, and other soft drinks). Being naturally sweet there’s no need to add sugar either – kids love it without.
Consuming lots of caffeine and sugar can mess up your sleep patterns, give you the shakes, raise your blood pressure, and pile on the weight. But that’s not the only reason for preferring caffeine and sugar free Rooibos. It’s a rich source of antioxidants that may help protect you against a variety of conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer as well as boosting your immune system. They also suppress the production of cortisol, a stress hormone – and too much stress is bad for you (we’re certainly getting more than we need right now!).
Rooibos can help slow the aging process. It’s a source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as the rare antioxidants Aspalathin and Nothofagin. These antioxidants suppress oxidative stress of the type which some studies believe may lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some research even suggests it protects your skin and may slow the development of wrinkles