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ROOIBOS TEA: A NATURAL ANTIHISTAMINE TO RELIEVE SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Without a doubt, taking a tea break is a health-enhancing ritual that is not only relaxing but also rich in antioxidants. In particular, redbush tea, a caffeine-free variety that is also referred to as “rooibos,” has been touted for its many health benefits.

In addition to protecting our bodies against cell damage due to free radicals, rooibos is mineral-rich, improves blood circulation and bone health, and is great for your skin. Sipping on rooibos tea also relieves allergy symptoms, and is a natural, safe and healthy alternative to synthetic antihistamines found at the drug store.

Rooibos: a natural antihistamine

Researchers believe the antihistamine properties in rooibos tea are derived from a bioflavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin blocks the release of histamine from mast cells to curb common symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as congestion, a runny nose and sneezing associated with hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

Revitalize with red tea

At The Coffee Gourmand we pride ourselves on distributing only premium, Organo Gold Red Tea. This revitalizing blend features the finest red tea leaves, combined with their signature organic ganoderma lucidum and cordyceps militaris for added health benefits.

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine use ganoderma lucidum to treat fatigue, lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, and boost the immune system. Cordyceps militaris, on the other hand, is an ancient herb that helps prevent respiratory problems associated with seasonal allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu.

How to enjoy rooibos

“Rooibos” translates to “red bush” in Afrikaans, and stems from a native plant of the legume family found in Southern Africa. Due to its slightly sweet flavour and health benefits, the traditional African beverage is becoming widely popular and can be enjoyed hot, iced or with milk and sugar.

 

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MORE BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Here are some scientifically proven benefits that should have you drinking more green tea.

PROVIDES PAIN RELIEF

The EGCG in green tea is helpful in relieving certain types of pain.  One proven way to help with arthritis pain is to drink a cup of hot green tea.  Do this twice a day for the best effect.  While it may not treat acute pain, and doesn’t take the place of a consultation with your Continue reading MORE BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

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COFFEE: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

A recent study done by Harvard followed 130,000 male and female volunteers, who were already in their 40s and 50s, for 18-24 years to see who died within that period.  They did not find any relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause, death from cancer or death from cardiovascular disease.  Even people who drank up to six cups of coffee per day were at no higher risk of death.  For the general Continue reading COFFEE: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

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BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Green tea has been in the news a lot and we are often told that we should drink more of it.  Here are some scientifically proven benefits that should have you drinking more green tea.

STIMULATING DRINK

Green tea can perk you up due to the caffeine it contains.  This caffeine is from a natural source and completely different from the caffeine found in soft drinks and in smaller Continue reading BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

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GREEN TEA AND YOUR SKIN

Numerous studies have been done showing the benefits of green tea on your skin.

SKIN CANCER

Animal studies have shown protection from skin cancer.  Studies on both animals and humans have demonstrated that topical green tea formulations reduce sun damage.  It Continue reading GREEN TEA AND YOUR SKIN

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COFFEE AND YOUR WORKOUT

Coffee has long been thought of as a vice which few people were inclined to give us but it’s actually a superfood.  If you exercise, caffeine can offer functional benefits for your workout.

A Spanish study found that athletes who consumed caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories post-exercise.  The best results were obtained by consuming 4.5 mg of Continue reading COFFEE AND YOUR WORKOUT