What You Should Know
Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) Tea is made from a small herb indigenous to the Cape region of South Africa. The name actually means “red bush” because of the deep red hues in the aged tea leaves. Rooibos Tea has been used for centuries by South African Bushman for its many healing benefits. It has been discovered that Rooibos contains valuable flavonoids that are believed to be 50 times more effective than those found in Green Tea. Today Rooibos Tea is still used to soothe away allergy and rash reactions and to relieve stomach ailments. Some even believe that Rooibos Tea has anti-aging benefits. In this context, we are reviewing the use of Rooibos as a weight loss aid. We found Rooibos Tea on a third party website ranging from under $6.00 up to about $90.00 depending on the amount purchased.
Rooibos Tea leaves.
Rooibos tea contains no colors, additives or preservatives, making it a natural beverage. Rooibos apparently contains no caffeine. Some studies which were conducted in various countries such as Japan and South Africa claim that Rooibos has been shown to aid in certain health problems including irritability, insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, and even hypertension. Rooibos is also said to be a great thirst quencher and would be an appropriate drink for all active people, even children. The tea is flavorful and does not need added sugar or sweeteners. If you are prone to kidney stones, Rooibos is a great beverage because it contains almost no oxalic acid. Rooibos tea is claimed to contain minerals such as iron, copper, calcium, potassium, zinc, fluoride, manganese, alpha- hydroxy and magnesium. Pregnant women and nursing mothers in South Africa enjoy Rooibos because it is caffeine free.
- Rooibos Tea has been used for centuries by South African Bushman for its many healing benefits.
- It has been discovered that Rooibos contains valuable flavinoids that are believed to be 50 times more effective than those found in Green Tea.
- Rooibos Tea is still today used to soothe away allergy and rash reactions and to relieve stomach ailments.
- Rooibos Tea may be a good choice as a beverage, but it shouldn’t be counted on for weight loss.
Rooibos Tea may be a good choice as a beverage, but it shouldn’t be counted on for weight loss. An effective method for controlling weight is a lifestyle including healthy food choices and a regular routine of exercise. Most cultures, like South Africa, that enjoy healthy lives free of obesity and the chronic health problems that accompany it consume whole foods that are fresh and prepared at home. They also are pedestrian societies that rely on physical energy instead of using cars and other forms of transportation to get from one place to another. The pace of their daily life is much more relaxed and is not driven by what we call “the rat race”. If you are going to drink Rooibos Tea with the intention of improving your health, you would do well to incorporate the rest of the lifestyle habits specific to the South African culture.
We also suggest adding a well supported fat burner and appetite suppressant to your daily regime.