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Rooibos tea boosts antioxidant defences

Too many caffeine-containing stimulants such as black tea, coffee and chocolate can leave you running on adrenaline and in the long run leaves you feeling exhausted and prone to mood swings.  There are so many great tasting alternatives in the shops that you don’t have to feel deprived when trying to ditch your regular pick-me ups.

Rooibos, or red bush, tea is an excellent caffeine-free alternative to regular black tea.  As well as tasting like regular tea, it has the added benefits of not leaving you feeling exhausted and recent research has confirmed that it also boosts antioxidant levels. The research from the Antioxidant Research Laboratory in Rome found ingestion of fermented and unfermented rooibos tea increased total antioxidant capacity levels in tea drinkers.  This means rooibos tea can also help strengthen the immune system.

If you feel stressed, exhausted or prone to mood swings then ditching quick stimulants is a key first step to getting your health back on an even keel.  If that sounds familiar then please do contact us to discuss your situation, or to make an appointment at one of our London nutrition clinics.


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