The incredible flavor and benefits of hibiscus tea are sure to make you a fan of this healthful herbal tea. Whether you're looking to boost antioxidant intake, promote healthy blood pressure, or get some support with weight management, this thirst-quenching tea is known for providing these (and many other) benefits.
Hibiscus tea is a caffeine-free herbal tisane made from the dried, vibrantly colored calyces of the hibiscus flower (learn more here about hibiscus herbal tea). Served hot or chilled and enjoyed by millions of people around the world, this fragrant, tart tea is much loved in traditional medicine for helping with a wide variety of wellness concerns, from insomnia to high blood pressure to soothing skin irritations and much more.
Here are some of the reasons why delightfully delicious hibiscus tea might be a good addition to your tea stash.
Of the many benefits of hibiscus tea, perhaps the most well known is this tea's ability to support healthy blood pressure levels.
Research shows that regularly enjoying hibiscus tea from the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower may not only lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, but may also help to lower blood pressure levels that are already mildly to moderately high (including for those with type 2 diabetes).
You may enjoy this short video, in which nutrition scientist Dr. Diane McKay discusses her research findings that consuming hibiscus tea regularly may reduce blood pressure levels.
Fortunately, dietary changes can aid in managing high blood pressure, and hibiscus tea is a natural, tasty way to put these changes in motion. Treat yourself regularly to a cup of hot or cold hibiscus tea (2 to 3 times per day) to enjoy these lasting benefits.
Hibiscus flower tea is made from the dried calyces of the hibiscus flower, and calyces are known to contain high levels of antioxidants. A diet rich in antioxidants is vital for overall wellness, as these compounds combat harmful free radicals, provide protection against chronic disease, fight low-grade chronic inflammation, and help to keep us looking and feeling our best.
For a simple, effective, delicious way to increase antioxidant intake during the day, brew and sip a cup of hibiscus tea.
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The dried hibiscus calyces used to make hibiscus tea are not only brimming with antioxidants - they're well-known for their high levels of vitamin C, too.
Add some hibiscus tea to your tea routine to enjoy the benefits this essential vitamin can provide, such as immune-system support, potent antioxidants, improved heart health, and enhanced iron absorption. Vitamin C is also incredibly beneficial for skin wellness and beauty, enhancing skin's glow and helping to keep our hardworking skin looking and feeling vibrant, clear, and youthful.
For those of us looking for some support in reaching or maintaining a healthy weight, this tasty herbal tea may be a good addition to a weight management plan. Here are some benefits of hibiscus tea for reaching our weight goals:
So, if you're working on shedding those extra pounds, hibiscus tea may be a good addition to your overall weight management plan, along with other healthful beverages and foods, plenty of healing rest, staying active, and keeping stress at bay. Plus, you'll enjoy all of the other wellness benefits of hibiscus tea, too.
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Around the world, we love hibiscus tea and how very good this herbal tisane can be for us. And, hibiscus tea can be prepared and served in so many different ways, you'll never tire of versatile hibiscus tea.
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