ZERO CARBS in rooibos

2016-01-28 06:00

ROOIBOS is not only good for your immune system, it has weight-loss benefits too.

By swopping just one cup of coffee for rooibos tea every day, you could see as much as a kilo drop from the scale every month.

Most of us load our coffee with sugar, honey, whipped cream or milk and sugar, which can add anything from 35 to over 250 calories per cup. If one considers that the average South African knocks back about four cups of coffee a day, drinking rooibos instead could lead to a seven kilogram to 14kg shed in a year.

Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council, says the indigenous tea offers dieters a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable way of losing weight.

“Rooibos tea contains no fat or carbohydrates and its weight-loss properties further extends to inhibiting fat-storage hormones within the body. Rooibos’s unique bioflavonoid, aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage.

“Rooibos tea is caffeine-free, is naturally sweet and comes in a variety of flavours. It’s also 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives and no chemicals,” he says.

The experts say that drinking up to six cups a day, hot or cold, along with a healthy and balanced diet, should provide the maximum health and weight-loss benefits rooibos tea offers. — Health24.

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