What is Hibiscus Tea
The fragrant Hibiscus flower makes a tasty and nutritional tea that is celebrated around the world. Originally from Africa, the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant is bursting with antioxidants, especially flavonoids, anthocyanins, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. The Hibiscus flower is bright in color and flavor, although many people find it slightly bitter – similar to natural cranberries – without sweetener.
The health benefits of Hibiscus Tea are vast and support the entire body. Starting with the body’s lifeline, the heart, due to its superior antioxidants, Hibiscus Tea is touted by the American Heart Association for its ability to help reduce blood pressure within a normal range for those who are hypertensive or are at risk for high blood pressure. A steady blood pressure level is essential for cardiovascular function and to avoid many common heart-related health problems. Additionally, Hibiscus Tea is known to lower LDL cholesterol which can cause plaque that clogs arteries. Beyond the heart-health benefits of lower cholesterol levels, cholesterol and triglyceride balance helps manage blood sugar issues faced by diabetics.
Because it is bursting with antioxidants, Hibiscus Tea is a natural choice for full body health and wellness. Antioxidants support healthy cells by neutralizing free radicals that threaten the integrity of cells, as well as protect and strengthen cells from existing or future damage. This reduces the bodily burden on the immune system, liver and other healing and purifying mechanisms in the body. Hibiscus Tea also reduces swelling that is the root cause of many diseases and is a natural antibacterial that helps cleanse and repair the body.
Hibiscus Tea can be very soothing because its incredible nutrients – including vitamins and minerals – offer a calming effect for the nervous system. It may help reduce stress and anxiety and can aid in relieving digestive issues by relaxing intestinal muscles. Hibiscus Tea promotes gentle urination and bowel movements to cleanse the digestive tract and also helps satiate thirst. Furthermore, Hibiscus Tea is often used for weight loss as it is believed to block the absorption of sugar, which reduces the glycemic impact of food.
How to Drink Hibiscus Tea
Zokiva’s refreshing and relaxing Hibiscus Tea is a fantastic beverage to add to your daily diet. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, it also gives you a caffeine-free nutritional boost. The zesty flavor is as invigorating as its phenomenal nutrients themselves. Hibiscus Tea can be enjoyed hot or cold in a variety of styles.
Hot Hibiscus Tea is simple to make by steeping a Zokiva Hibiscus Tea bag in 8 oz. of water for 5-10 minutes. Top with a natural sweetener such as agave, honey, maple syrup or stevia. Hibiscus Tea is naturally low in calories so be careful not to add too much extra sugar. You can also squeeze a lemon or orange slice into your tea for a tangy twist.
Cold Hibiscus Tea can be prepared by the cup or pitcher-full. Use 8 oz. of water for every tea bag. Begin by steeping tea bags in hot water for up to 15 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and pour tea over ice. Sweeten as desired. Hibiscus Tea is an excellent choice as a thirst-quenching, rejuvenating sports drink after a workout as it replenishes hydration and electrolytes lost through sweat. It will also encourage urination to cleanse the body of toxins that you release during exercise.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.
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