About Rooibos Tea
Rooibos grows in the western Cape province of South Africa. Its needle-like leaves can make either green Rooibos, when they are unoxidised, or red Rooibos, when they are oxidised. The process undergone by the leaves is similar to the one used to make green and black tea. The green rooibos has a malty and slightly grassy flavour while red rooibos has a sweet woody taste with notes of vanilla and almond. Rooibos is a healthy drink for several reasons. Not only it is caffeine-free and has low levels of tannins, but it is also rich in antioxidants.
What are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants should be an important part of our diet as they help protect our healthy cells from free radicals damage.
Free radicals are molecules that have lost an electron and which seek to pair with other molecules to find ‘stability’, but by doing so they damage the structure of the molecules that they target in our bodies. This happens all the time in our body, as free radicals are the result of oxidation (exposure to oxygen when we breathe, eat … i.e. as a result of producing energy and living!). Our body can cope with a normal level of free radicals as it produces natural antioxidant enzymes to neutralise them. However, the free radicals increase with age, with exposure to pollution, with stress etc.
Free radicals start causing health problems like cancers when they outnumber the antioxidants in our body. Scientific studies have shown that anti-oxidants can help protect us against different cancers.
Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea
– Our Mutiny on the Bounty, a red Rooibos with cocoa kernels and coconut chips and carob bits.
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