Keeps high blood pressure in check
Rooibos is known as a bronchodilator, which relieves respiratory conditions, and generally reduces high blood pressure.
Tisane’s anti-inflammatory properties may be of interest to men who want to maintain prostate health as inflammation has been linked to prostate issues.
Boosts male fertility
The high antioxidant levels could support healthy sperm and a higher sperm count.
Improves heart health
Quercetin, another powerful antioxidant found in Rooibos, has been linked to the prevention of a wide variety of heart conditions. It promotes HDL, the good cholesterol, and inhibits LDL, or bad cholesterol, from adhering to the walls of arteries and blood vessels. This means added protection against various conditions, including arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
Builds and repairs muscle tissue
Not only do free-radical fighting antioxidants help you look and feel younger by slowing the ageing process, these also assist with improved recovery after exercise.
Reduces risk of diabetes
One of the rare antioxidants found only in Rooibos is Aspalathin, which helps to balance blood sugar, reduce insulin resistance and increase glucose absorption through the muscles. Aspalathin also boosts insulin production in the pancreas. This acts as a defensive shield against the development of type 2 diabetes.
Enhances physical performance
Athletes will benefit from the antioxidants that help fight inflammation, boost circulation and heal damaged muscle tissue. Rooibos also helps the body to absorb iron, which enhances the delivery of oxygen to the muscles, critical for endurance racing.
Lowers cancer risk
Research conducted at the South Africa Medical Research Council found in combination with a healthy lifestyle, both green (unfermented) and traditional (fermented) Rooibos significantly inhibit growth of cancer cells.
Rooibos is known for its calming and stress-relieving properties which can be beneficial for mental wellbeing.
Tisane also aids digestion and can alleviate abdominal discomfort, which is beneficial for overall gastrointestinal health.
Original Story by www.timeslive.co.za