Hibiscus tea is heavily consumed in the Caribbean, Africa, China, Mexico and most of Europe. The Pharaohs of ancient Egypt did in fact enjoy hibiscus tea as well! In Sudan and Egypt, the tea which is made from the dried flowers of the hibiscus plant have been used during wedding toasts. However, hibiscus tea is so more than just a delicious beverage. The health benefits of hibiscus alone are what make it such a special drink. Lets dive right in and find out exactly why you should be drinking Hibiscus Tea!
Hibiscus Tea is Packed Full of Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants
Hibiscus tea is loaded with antioxidants such as Vitamins B&C, citric acid, malic acid, and zinc. One 100-gram serving of hibiscus contains nearly one-third of the recommended daily serving of vitamin C. It is also packed with 85% of the vitamin B1 recommended daily, and almost fifty percent of the iron you need.
Hibiscus tea is packed full of the essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, copper, protein and vitamin B2. The flavonoid glycosides and acidic polysaccharides in hibiscus tea help to give it’s deep magenta color.
Hibiscus Tea contains Cancer Curing and Preventing Properties
Hibiscus tea is made from the dried calyces of the flower. These calyces contain large amounts of antioxidants which help to reduce the free radicals(destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) in the body and can actually prevent pre-cancerous cells from spreading and growing. Hibiscus slows down the growth of cancerous cells by inducing apoptosis, also known as “programmed cell death”. Hibiscus also contains protocatechuic acid, which has anti-tumor and antioxidant properties.
Hibiscus Tea Helps to Lower Blood Pressure
The anti-inflammatory properties of Hibiscus are extremely beneficial to people with high blood pressure. The AHA (American Heart Association) stated in a report that was published in November of 2008 that consuming hibiscus tea lowers the blood pressure in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, hibiscus tea can reduce blood pressure by up to as much as 10 points! It is recommended that you drink 3 cups a day for a few weeks to reach this desired effect.
Hibiscus Tea Can Help You Lose Weight
Hibiscus tea is extremely beneficial for losing weight. Research studies have suggested that consuming hibiscus extract lowers the absorption of starch and glucose and may help with weight loss. There is also an enzyme in the plant called phaseolamin which helps your body’s amylase enzymes break down carbohydrates and starch. This prevents your body from absorbing too many carbs that will eventually turn into fat.
Hibiscus tea acts as a powerful appetite suppressant that helps to regulate your metabolism. It is also a mild diuretic which helps to flush impurities from your system so you will not have any water weight or bloating. It also provides a mild laxative effect to keep your system clean.
All of these amazing benefits all help to achieve successful weight loss. Just drink a glass at every meal and watch as the pounds shed away.
Hibiscus Tea Helps Relieve Cold & Flu Symptoms
The vitamin C, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in hibiscus tea are great for boosting your immune system. If you are running a fever, drinking hibiscus tea will reduce the symptoms and help you feel cooler. Hibiscus tea is also a great way to naturally relieve you of any headaches, mild or severe.
Hibiscus Tea Can Calm Your Depression and Anxiety
Consumption of hibiscus tea can help to calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the body and mind. Hibiscus tea contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties.
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