Green tea has long been acknowledged for its health and wellness benefits as a detox tea, including weight management. The evidence is irrefutable. But are we overlooking something better? It is true that green tea contains powerful antioxidants. These components contribute to minimizing health risks such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
As a life coach, one common goal I see with my clients is the pursuit of better health. While I always tell my clients that the easiest, but hardest, exercise you can do while trying to lose weight is putting down the fork, this information never seems to reach them. It sounds so simple, but there are often so many road blocks and misinformation out there that getting them to do this simple task is the hardest. One of the reasons it is hard for this information to get through to them is because there are many blockers, or toxins, in the bloodstream that want to keep you in that stasis, or state of being.
If you’ve ever had a cold, do you remember what it’s like to feel healthy? No, of course not, because you are in a new state of being, and that takes over your entire being 24/7 until the sickness is gone. When you are full of these blockers, these toxins put you in that state of being of sickness, and though it’s not your fault, there is going to be some discomfort in getting you out of there. But the good news is once you’re out of there, it’s gone for good! Normally the detox phase takes months to complete, but lately I’ve discovered that rooibos cuts that time down tremendously!
Rooibos, also known as red tea, is equally high in antioxidants, however sourced from different substances to that of green tea. The antioxidants contained in rooibos – aspalathin and nothofagin – are comparatively rare, and help to regulate blood sugar, reduce excessive fat production, stress, and inhibit metabolic disorders. After the results of recent studies, alongside my own findings related to the major players in sustainable weight loss, I consider red tea an essential. In addition to preventing heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more, it is an accessible and effective answer to weight gain.
This year I discovered that there is a tea recipe that harnesses the incredible benefits of rooibos whilst combining the ingredient with a number of other, equally valuable elements.
Unlike green tea, red tea does not contain caffeine, and drinking the blend at night won’t leave you tossing and turning all night, which is important because maintaining a healthy sleep schedule is an important part of regulating the hormones responsible for weight management.
Another factor of its ultimate superiority is simply – taste. The bitterness of green tea is often attributed to its high tannin content, which is less prevalent in red tea. Many health products do not aim to bridge the gap between adults and young children, but the pursuit of health is of equal importance for both demographics. Which is why this recipe caters to all ages and tastes, with the inclusion of a sweetened version of the recipe.
By now, I’m sure you’re interested in the red tea, but you won’t find it in stores!