Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos tea has the potential to delay and prevent the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes.

Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC, who has led a number of research projects focusing on the effectiveness of Rooibos in the treatment of T2D, confirms Rooibos’ potential to help control diabetes, in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes.

“Diabetes is amongst the most prevalent diseases of lifestyle of our time, with about one in 14 South Africans between the ages of 21 and 79 suffering from the condition. Many are also unaware that they have diabetes and are living with dangerously high blood sugar levels, increasing the likelihood of developing diabetic complications such as blindness, renal failure, amputation, heart attack and stroke, which is a frightening outlook. Our research found that an aspalathin-enriched extract of green Rooibos effectively lowered raised blood glucose levels in diabetic rats,” says Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC.

 “Rooibos is a unique South African plant, which offers almost limitless health benefits. The plant’s medicinal properties continue to astound scientists,” he remarks.

Here are some of the benefits that may be derived from drinking Rooibos tea:

  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
  • Preventing blood clots

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Simply Rooibos
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
Green Rooibos
  • Lowers cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar levels
Honeybush Tea
  • Helps manage obesity, cholesterol and diabetes
Balance  Tea
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels

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Drink Rooibos tea for colds and flu

Drink Rooibos tea for colds and flu

Some of us are hit hard with the nasties every winter, while others, probably those of you who drink a lot of Rooibos tea, get through winter without as much as a sniffle.

A healthy immune system is built over time. It is the result of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy digestive system. However, at the change of season most of us need a little bit of extra support. Numerous studies have shown that the polyphenols in Rooibos, also known as antioxidants, help strengthen your immune system, which means that your body is better equipped to fight off any germs.

Rooibos also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, making it the ideal drink when you’re suffering from winter sniffles.

Rose rooibos tea drink

Rose rooibos tea drink

Make this delicious recipe of Rooibos Tea with Roses!

500ml (2 cups) of Rooibos Tea, sweetened with 30ml (2tbsp) honey and cooled.

Grind and juice of one Orange

500ml (2 cups) of Sodawater
60ml (1/4 cup) of Campari
Crushed ice about a handful
Rose petals washed

Prepare the Rooibos tea and add the honey while hot. Let the tea cool down. Mix all the ingredients in a large glass jug, add crushed ice and rose petals on top!

It will not only taste and look delicious but will be healthy and refreshing! 

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