Can rooibos help you lose weight?

Can rooibos help you lose weight?

Research has shown that rooibos is not only good for your immune system, it has weight loss benefits too.

By swapping just one cup of coffee for rooibos tea every day, you could see as much as a kilo drop from the scale every month.

On average a single South African knocks back about four cups of coffee a day, and just to think that with each coffee sugary syrups, honey, whipped cream or milk and sugar are added. Drinking rooibos instead could lead to a whopping 7 – 14kg shed in a year.

“Rooibos tea contains no fat or carbohydrates and its weight-loss properties further extends to inhibiting fat-storage hormones within the body. Rooibos’s unique Bioflavonoid, Aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage, typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. In a nutshell, rooibos tea can prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells.

“Rooibos tea is also caffeine-free and naturally sweet so there’s no need to add extra sugar. Plus it comes in a variety of flavours like berry, cinnamon, mint and citrus. It’s also 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives and no chemicals,” he says.

Some celebrities who all swear by rooibos for it’s health benefits include Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones and supermodel Cindy Crawford.

The range of health benefits, include:

  • helping prevent cancer,
  • protecting the liver against disease,
  • boosting the immune system,
  • relieving allergies, and
  • treating digestive disorders.

But there’s always that one question, how many cups of rooibos should one drink a day? According to the experts, drinking up to six cups a day along with a healthy and balanced diet, should provide you with the maximum health and weight loss benefits that rooibos tea can offer.

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