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When was the last time you sat down with a steaming cup of rooibos tea? You may want to consider doing it more often. Research shows surprising and powerful health benefits from drinking rooibos tea — also called red tea — from improving digestion to fighting cancer. This red tea is an herbal, fermented, caffeine-free beverage with a lot to offer. Keep reading to find out how you can benefit from drinking rooibos tea.

 

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1. Improves Heart Health

Rooibos tea is filled with antioxidants which fight chronic disease and inflammation. One such antioxidant found in rooibos is called chrysoeriol, and it has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, and lower bad cholesterol levels. The inflammation-reducing compounds — such as aspalathin and nothofagin — in rooibos prevent the hardening of arteries and buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis) that can be very damaging to cardiovascular health. In severe cases, atherosclerosis can lead to coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, stroke, or heart attack.

 

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