STAVE OFF COLDS AND FLU WITH ROOIBOS POWER SMOOTHIES
If you’re looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, give your immune system a much-needed nutrient boost with one of these delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos smoothies.
Rooibos’ medicinal attributes have been confirmed by scientists from around the globe and in SA. The tea is capable of reducing cardiovascular disease and premature aging, has cancer-fighting properties and is a powerful immune-booster.
Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the Rooibos Council says the tea contains polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimutagenic qualities, which are organic chemicals that are known for their antioxidant capabilities.
“Polyphenols act as scavengers of free radicals throughout the body, which are detrimental by-products of cell metabolism that can cause a host of ailments. Aspalathin and nothofagin are two other vital antioxidants that Rooibos tea contains, making it a great beverage to boost your immune system and protect your body against all types of diseases and conditions,” says du Toit.
The nutritional value of Rooibos are as follows:
|NUTRIENT||FUNCTION IN THE BODY||PER 200 ml|
|Iron (Fe)||Essential for transportation of oxygen in red blood cells; combats fatigue||0,07 mg|
|Potassium (K)||Essential part of the body’s metabolic processes||7,12mg|
|Zinc (Zn)||Plays a vital role in growth, resistance to disease, healing of wounds and health of skin and hair||0,04 mg|
|Manganese (Mn)||Essential for a healthy nervous system and for other metabolic processes||0,04 mg|
|Copper (Cu)||Another vital component of the body’s metabolic processes||0,07 mg|
|Calcium (Ca)||Essential for strong bones and teeth||1,09 mg|
|Sodium (Na)||Responsible for maintaining fluid and acid-base balance||6,16 mg|
|Magnesium (Mg)||Important for a healthy nervous system and for other metabolic processes||1,57 mg|
|Fluoride (F)||Essential for healthy bones and teeth||0,22 mg|
Prevention is key so be sure to boost those immune fighting soldiers with any one or a combination of these enjoyable eight Rooibos power smoothies created by the Rooibos Council.