New study showcases the health benefits of Rooibos

In a recent academic article, the health properties and benefits of Rooibos were examined. Evidence related to the health aspects of drinking Rooibos tea is advancing, but does not appear to have been collated. Therefore, the researchers aimed to examine the health effects of Rooibos tea through a systematic review of the literature. 

Seven human studies and 49 laboratory studies were identified. Overall Rooibos tea consumption seems to benefit the lipid and redox profiles of those at risk of cardiovascular disease. It also appears to possess other promising ‘general’ effects on glycaemic control, bone, liver, cognitive and respiratory health.

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