Fertility levels worldwide have plunged to a historic low. As a result, many couples are looking for natural and healthy ways to improve their chances of conceiving. Scientists have said that consuming foods that are high in antioxidants might help with this endeavour. Some studies are showing that Rooibos tea may actually help improve your fertility.
Adele du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), has referenced several research articles that support the above claim. The research has been conducted by leading universities such as Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. Some studies have confirmed Rooibos’ phytoestrogenic properties. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring plant estrogens that have a similar chemical structure to human estrogen.
Du Toit says although many of these studies were conducted in rodents, Rooibos could potentially have the same positive effect in human fertility. “As with everything, moderation is key, but up to six cups of Rooibos can be consumed daily.”
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