The Powerful Potency of Rooibos Tea and how it Can Help Diabetics

Kozzi-senior--883-X-588A member of the legume family, rooibos is grown in the region of Western Cape in South Africa. The plant itself is used to make a tea commonly known as red tea. Red tea is usually prepared in the same manner as black tea. Rooibos is known to have a high level of antioxidants, along with low tannin levels, when compared to other teas such as black and green. The tea is also known to contain a noteworthy number of phenolic compounds, which are natural organic compounds. These phenolic compounds include flavanols and flavones. Light in flavor and crisp to the palate, rooibos tea is produced and sold by many tea companies, and in South Africa, is often served as red espresso, which is a variation of ordinary espresso.

Rooibos is gaining popularity among herbalists and naturopath doctors in healing and preventing diseases. Assisting in nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems, rooibos is considered to contain two specific flavonoids that have cancer-fighting qualities. Doctors have often recommended it as a beverage for children because it is delicious in taste, and powerful for remedying most ailments that a child may experience.

Red tea has also been considered a particular treatment factor for Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes continues to be a health concern among adults as it is very difficult to control despite the many medications on the market. The consumption of tea and coffee for diabetes is still common because of their specific components that aid in offsetting the symptoms associated with Type 2 diabetes.

Rooibos tea seems to have a sweet taste when sipped without artificial sweeteners, which are commonly used among diabetics. Consumption of rooibos has been shown also to suppress appetite, thus aiding in controlling the amount of food, especially carbohydrates, that the diabetic consumes. The adult diabetic ends up eating fewer calories if they opt for a glass of red tea. Rooibos is perhaps best known for its maintenance of blood glucose levels by increasing insulin production in the body and allowing for absorption of sugar in the muscles for functioning and continual movement.

Due to the antioxidant aspalathin, which aids in modifying hormones in the body, diabetics may find that their blood sugar is constantly being regulated with the help of rooibos. A growing amount of research on rooibos has suggested that it may also aid in soothing and repairing skin damage, and protecting nerves. The antimutagenic properties of rooibos allow for the body to continuously fight against diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. Because of this specific factor, many researchers have noted that rooibos may be more effective than green tea in regulating blood sugar. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, chemicals produced during the inflammatory process can harm the body, and cite rooibos tea as a potential healing factor in keeping the body free from free radical damage. Scientifically known as Aspalathus linearis, which is a shrub that turns red once fermented, rooibos tea is refreshing and potent in its abilities to keep diabetes symptoms to a minimum.

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