3 new reasons to drink Rooibos

3 new reasons to drink Rooibos

Drinking Rooibos tea helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, boosts the immune system, relieves allergies, and prevents cancer. New research shows it can also help control rotaviruses and keep you looking young…

Three new reasons to drink Rooibos

 

Here are 3 new reasons to drink Rooibos tea:

  • Rotaviruses, the leading cause of severe diarrhoea in children under five, responsible for almost half a million deaths every year, can be prevented by drinking Rooibos tea, say Dutch researchers.
  • Rooibos also has anti-diabetic potential and can help lower glucose levels in the same way existing diabetic drugs do. Aspalathin – the unique flavonoid in Rooibos – can help lower raised blood sugar levels and improve the metabolism of glucose.
  • In Germany, Heidelberg University demonstrated that Rooibos has the potential to promote longevity in living organisms. Using roundworms as a model, scientists produced evidence that it decreased oxidative damage in their cells. And showed that aspalathin played a major role in their survival rate by targeting stress and ageing-related genes.

Sources: Diabetes Discovery Platform of the Medical Research Council
Agricultural Research Council’s Infruitec-Nietvoorbij Institute
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

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