For thousands of years, tea has been used by healers and health conscious people around the world. It has been used to treat ailments and is also great to drink at any time of day, especially the fresh and unique Rooibos tea. When we hear about detox in the modern age we easily see that many of them are based on tea. So, why is Rooibos tea such a great detox product?
Rooibos Tea has many micronutrients and soothing effects to help us destress and stay healthy. As part of the Rooibos Rocks Sneaky TEATOX DETOX Campaign, we have highlighted 7 great reasons to detox and stay healthy with Rooibos Tea.
1. Detox from extra weight
Rooibos tea is very low in calories and because of its fresh taste and lack of tannins that cause bitterness, you don’t even need to add sugar. There are also two polyphenols (types of antioxidant) Aspalathin & Nothofagin that have been proven to lower the body’s production of cortisol – the “stress hormone.” These hormones can trigger hunger and fat storage which can be the cause of various diseases and adverse health problems. To get the most out of Aspalathin, choose green Rooibos over red.
2. Detox from Caffeine
Rooibos is very unique in that it does not contain any caffeine. Caffeine can become addictive and we do not want to be dependent on this substance every day. It can have effects of up to 6 hours or so and depending on when you have it, it can affect your sleep. It also affects the brain and when it subsides it can cause a “crash” which is not a fun side effect. Have some Rooibos tea instead. It’s nutritious, caffeine free and actually has a soothing effect which can help with sleep quality too.
3. Detox from sugar
The energy surge you get from sugar doesn’t last long which means you become dependent on that “rush”. When we consume too much sugar, our bodies become resistant to the effects of insulin to regulate our blood sugar and this can lead to heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
Sugar is also turned into fat when not used and picking up weight has even more of a negative impact on how the body functions.
When drinking black tea, we tend to add sugar to get rid of the bitterness, but Rooibos has a naturally sweet and fresh taste which makes it perfect when you’re not having sugar anymore. Rooibos tea is also loaded with health boosting antioxidants which help remove free radicals caused by having sugar and other unhealthy foods.
4. Detox from salt
“You don’t need salt, you need Salt Water: Sweat, Tears and the Ocean”. Salt seasons not just food, it seasons life. However, too much salt in your diet can have some negative effects. Salt has been attributed to having negative effects on blood pressure. In addition to lowering blood pressure, Rooibos tea was shown to reduce the activity of angiotensin converting enzymes in the May 2010 issue of the journal “Public Health Nutrition.” This enzyme constricts blood vessels, which raises blood pressure. Rooibos tea can also be very beneficial to the cardiovascular system.
5. Detox your skin
Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and we need to protect it because it protects us too. Rooibos is rich in alpha hydroxy and zinc – both important nutrients for healthy skin. Alpha hydroxy not only reduces the signs of aging but also revitalizes the skin.
Aspalathin, found only in Rooibos tea, and Nothofagin are two polyphenols (types of antioxidant), that have been shown to have powerful anti inflammatory properties. They are very effective for relieving discomfort caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. The high levels of flavonoid in Rooibos also help in preventing skin disorders like eczema and acne.
Rooibos possesses antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties. These properties help in fighting various bacterial infections on the skin and prevent them from occurring again. It also helps in relieving allergies and soothing nappy rash. It can be effective when drinking but is also a great additive for those who add herbs to their baths.
6. Detox your hair
Regular consumption of Rooibos tea can increase hair growth. Rooibos is enriched with minerals like zinc, calcium, copper and potassium that promote hair growth while strengthening hair roots too.
Rooibos tea also does not contain any other chemicals so it will not damage your hair and scalp. The anti inflammatory effects of Rooibos will also help with itchiness caused by dry scalp.
7. Detox from stress
Rooibos tea is caffeine free, so if your anxiety is triggered by caffeine, Rooibos should be your go to drink. The lack of caffeine also has positive effects on sleep and steady energy levels. This will help lower stress and anxiety caused by lack of sleep.
Rooibos tea is also widely known as a soothing drink. The mild and uniquely sweet taste has an almost immediate effect on your mood and is perfect when taking a break. Also, knowing you are taking the healthier route, you will feel more relaxed that you’re taking the right steps to rid your body of all those toxins.
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