When thinking about one particular drink to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels and even having links to anti-cancer fighting capabilities, most will be slightly dubious. But one such delicious warm beverage has been shown to do all that, helping to fight off age-related diseases, boosting longevity.
Rooibos tea has been shown to potentially head off serious heart issues.
Some small studies have shown that rooibos tea could help with ACE (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme) inhibition.
This enzyme has been shown to play a role in cardiovascular disease.
Research suggests that drinking Rooibos tea helps with ACE inhibition 30 minutes after you’ve consumed it and that there’s also a possible positive effect on blood pressure.
Rooibos tea was shown to offer protection against the precursors of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
One study looked at 40 volunteers who consumed six cups of fermented/traditional rooibos daily for six weeks, followed by a control period.
CVD markers, such as lipid profile, were measured at the end of each study period.
Lipid profile is a blood test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
By the end of the study, “the lipid profiles showed that rooibos consumption, compared with the control values, significantly decreased serum LDL-cholesterol”, the researchers wrote.
Being low in tannins, free from caffeine, and loaded with antioxidants, it’s no wonder rooibos tea is favoured by the health conscious.
It’s known to be full of powerful ingredients that include a high dose mix of vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols helping to reduce age-related diseases and boost longevity.
The tea is said to also help prevent cancer as it contains quercetin, which is a plant-based chemical compound that is given in capsule form to patients suffering from cancer.
Rooibos tea enhances cell health and growth and combats free radical cells, along with repairing your DNA.
It causes cell death in cancerous cells and inhibits the growth of tumours.