Rooibos Mediterraneo is a red herbal infusion that comes from the fermented leaves of the shrub Aspalathus linearis , a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented rooibos green tea is also available.
What is its taste and aroma?
Infusion of golden brown to reddish brown, shiny. Sweet aroma of rooibos and citrus, orange. Sweet, fruity and citrus flavor, orange and lemon. Memories of vanilla.
Rooibos Mediterraneo has a sweet, delicate and earthy flavor. Contains several antioxidants , which can help with some of the health benefits of your body when drinking a cup of Rooibos Mediterraneo tea. < / p>
Benefits and properties of Rooibos Mediterraneo
Research on the effects of rooibos is limited. However, based on existing studies, health benefits may include:
Rooibos does not contain caffeine, which can make it a good choice reliable for pregnant women, children and people sensitive to caffeine.
While caffeine may have some health benefits, not everyone can safely consume caffeine. It can interfere with sleep, worsen anxiety , and cause physical effects such as nervousness and heart palpitations.
Caffeine is present in black tea, green tea and coffee. Rooibos is a good alternative for people who want to reduce their caffeine intake or avoid it altogether.
Does not affect iron levels
Rooibos contains < span> very low levels of tannins. Tannins are natural compounds found in many plant foods, such as black tea, green tea, and red wine.
Tannins interfere with the body's absorption of iron, particularly non-heme iron, which is the form that comes from plant-based foods.
According to the results of a study from 2013 , drinking six cups of rooibos infusion a day for 6 weeks did not negatively affect the iron level of the participants. < / p>
Rich in antioxidants
Rooibos contains several antioxidants (with the green variety containing higher levels than the red one). Some of the most notable antioxidants in tea are quercetin and aspalatine.
Antioxidants are important for human health because they prevent free radicals from damaging the cells of the body.
The results of a study on rooibos suggest that it may improve liver health.
Human studies have found that consuming rooibos increases antioxidant levels in the body, but that the effects are small and wear off quickly.
Antioxidants are important for a healthy heart, so rooibos may provide cardiovascular benefits. You can also keep the levels of colesterol under control. < / span>
A Study 2011 , with 40 people at risk of cardiovascular disease drank six cups of rooibos a day for 6 weeks.
At the end of this period, the participants had significantly reduced levels of low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol and significantly increased levels of high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol, compared to the group control.
Rooibos may also improve heart health by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), which increases blood pressure . Rooibos inhibited ACE activity between 30 and 60 minutes after consumption.
Rooibos can help people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels under control and therefore reduce the risk of complications. < / p>
The antioxidant aspalatin, which is present in rooibos, has been found to have antidiabetic potential.
Aspalatine may also help people with diabetes reduce the risk of inflammation vascular and atherosclerosis . Both are factors that play a role in the development of heart problems.
People who have diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than people without diabetes, according to the Association American Heart Association (AHA).
Aspalatine helps suppress vascular inflammation that results from high blood sugar levels.
There are levels of aspalatine in Mediterranean rooibos red tea, but more abundant in unfermented green tea.
Rooibos has no calories, so it can be a good drink option for those trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
Based on the results of a 2014 Study , rooibos may also benefit weight management by increasing leptin levels. Leptin is a hormone that helps regulate food intake and sends signals to the body that you've had enough.
This infusion also stopped the formation of new fat cells and promoted a faster metabolism of fats.
If a person applies rooibos topically, it can improve the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles, according to some research.
A 2010 study with cosmetic blends made of herbal extracts in a gel base. The extracts were ginkgo, soybeans and a mixture of rooibos.
Researchers found that the rooibos blend was more effective at reducing wrinkles, while the ginkgo was better at hydrating the skin.
Drinking Mediterranean rooibos is likely to provide noticeable benefits for your skin.
Other benefits of Mediterranean Rooibos for health
Some experts and studies advocate drinking rooibos to help treat: