The popular and authoritative medical news website, Medical News Today, has recently published an article on the best alternatives to caffeinated drinks. Although caffeine, when taken in moderation, does not pose harmful effects to those who drink it, it can become addictive and lead to health issues later in life. Thus, finding an alternative to caffeine-based drinks is advisable.
Medical News Today mentioned Rooibos tea as one of the best alternatives to caffeine in this piece. In particular, they said that coffee and tea both contain tannins. Despite having some antioxidant properties, tannins also inhibit the amount of iron that a person can absorb, potentially contributing to low iron levels. Rooibos tea does not have this effect because it has a low tannin content, which is why they are recommending that people try to drink more Rooibos, instead of opting for caffeine.
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