Rooibos and Anti-Aging Potential

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Scientists in South Africa have found ways in which Rooibos may prevent or at least delay the effects of aging. Their study found that Rooibos protects the main cells in healthy fat tissue from degenerating. Why is this significant? According to the scientists who carried out the study, usually there is a redistribution of fat which naturally occurs as we age, and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Protecting and partly restoring the cells in healthy fat tissue could reverse such age-related diseases. Additionally, as we age, a loss of fat under the skin leads to wrinkles and sunken eyes. By protecting the preadipocytes, or main cells found in fat tissue, from deteriorating, Rooibos may help lessen the wrinkles. (Click here to view the original article)

Rooibos, or Red Bush tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea grown in South Africa. It is known for being rich in antioxidants. Other health benefits include anti-inflammation and protecting against oxidative stress. Disease is generally linked with chronic inflammation in the body. (For a further list of benefits, view original post.)

As a caffeine-free option, Rooibos is a great alternative for children. Some of our best-selling Rooibos blends include Vanilla Cream, Berries and Cream, African Rose, Hibiscus Peach and Chocolate Mint.

On a side note, fans of the popular book series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith will recognize this tea of choice. The leading character Mma Precious Ramotswe always finds time to enjoy and share a cup of her Red Bush tea!

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