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Mind, Body and Soul: Restoration with Rooibos

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Looking for a beverage that is said to be good for your teeth, your metabolism and your skin? Well then, Rooibos may be the perfect choice for you! Coming from a South African shrub called Aspalathus linearis, Rooibos is a true and unusual herbal. Offering the same great weight of a black tea but without the caffeine, Rooibos is unique in that it is the only herbal to which milk (or soya milk) could be added. A naturally sweet infusion enjoyed both hot and iced by young and old alike.


One powerful antioxidant which is unique to Rooibos is aspalathin. This superhero sidekick helps to stabilize the harmful activity of free radicals in the body. Studies have shown that free radicals have been linked to the development of cancer. By acting as a free radical scavenger, the regular consumption of Rooibos may lead to a reduced risk of cancer. Let’s raise our glasses and leave the genetic mutations to sci-fi films!


As if all of this was not enough, Rooibos also contains many beneficial minerals that can supercharge your health. Calcium, manganese, and fluoride are all present in Rooibos; these are all essential for the development of strong teeth and bones. No need to worry as much about eating that popcorn or hard candy. Rooibos also contains copper and potassium that are good for metabolism, and iron which can be especially elusive for women on-the-go.


Long lasting beauty is often attributed to great skin. With hydration being a critical component to any skin regime, drinking Rooibos can help, as it does not contain any caffeine. Another great boost towards having that healthy glow is having adequate levels of zinc and alpha-hydroxy acid in your diet, both of which are present in Rooibos. Turning back the clock is never a bad thing, especially doing it the natural way, free of additives and preservatives!

Look better. Feel better inside and out with a cup of Rooibos as your companion.


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