Benefits of Red tea

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Red Tea

Abundant are the health benefits of the red rooibos tea. Red tea has been traditionally famous and popular due to its unique color and great taste, leaving apart the fact that it also helps in boosting the health of our body. Red tea is actually an herbal and medicinal beverage that is acquired from a bush plant known as ‘Aspalathus Linearis’ which is found in South Africa. The fermented color of the leaves of this highly beneficial shrub is red and hence according to the South African Rooibos Council, red tea is considered as one of the most beneficial ferment liquors found all across the globe.

The red rooibos tea is devoid of any oxalic acid and so unlike other kinds of similar beverages red tea can be consumed by people who even suffer from kidney stones. Red tea is a mineral rich beverage that contains essential nutrients like calcium, copper, iron, potassium, fluorides, zinc, magnesium, manganese and alpha-hydroxy acid. It is also rich in antioxidants like nothofagin and aspalathin, and extremely potential and versatile phenolic compounds.

Red tea is one of the best beverage and health drink for all those who care about their health and fitness. Some of the most essential beneficial factors that positively correlate with red tea are as follows.

Its caffeine free

The red tea grows without any caffeine in its contents. Hence it means that anyone can drink red rooibos tea, especially people those who do not want to drink caffeine such as pregnant women and children. For this reason red tea can be consumed in an unrestricted amount. It is a well-known fact that some of the South-African’s consumes as much as 8-10 cups of red tea every day.

Contains a wide spectrum of antioxidants

Red tea contains a wide array of antioxidants that are beneficial for our health. Especially, two polyphenol antioxidants namely nothofagin and aspalathin are found in high concentration in red tea. These most essential and remarkably potential antioxidants helps in protecting our body from the harmful effects caused by the free radicals. It has been also been proved medically, that these polyphenols also have strong anti-inflammatory properties and they can safeguard us from cardiac diseases.

Prevents cancer

Some studies done in Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), has successfully demonstrated that there is a direct link between drinking red tea and reduction of cancer causing agents inside our body. This study has clearly proved the anti-cancer or anti-mutagenic properties of this herbal tea, defends DNA and cells against damages and hence deters the development of diseases like cancer.

Helps in boosting circulation

One of the other important antioxidant found in red tea which is known as Chysoeriol aids in improving blood circulation in our body. It has also been noted that drinking red tea helps in lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterols.

Relieves stomach cramps

As red tea is high in flavonoids especially the one known as Quercetin, drinking red tea relieves numerous abdominal ailments such as indigestion, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
Apart from the above stated health benefits consuming red tea also helps in alleviating colic in babies, reduce allergies, aids absorption of iron and encourage a restful sleep.

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