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Happy & Healthy Hibiscus Tea

The summer sun is still burning hot and Zokiva has the perfect drink to quench your thirst: iced Hibiscus Tea! This gorgeous floral drink features a tart and tangy twist that does amazing things for your body. Grab a cup and let us tell you about the wonderful health benefits of Hibiscus Tea!

Antioxidant Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

We all know antioxidants are nature’s medicine against free radicals that can cause oxidative stress on our cells. Over time, oxidation may weaken cells and lead to illness and disease. But with a diet rich in antioxidants from a variety of natural food sources, you can combat this deterioration and even strengthen your immune system.

Hibiscus Tea is packed with antioxidants like Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and flavonoids. Plus, it is an antibacterial agent and has properties that reduce internal swelling that often lead to chronic disease. These fantastic qualities help bolster the body’s natural immune defenses, cleanse and purify, and support optimal bodily functions.

For example, Hibiscus Tea has shown positive results in managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels within normal limits, both of which can contribute to heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular problems. It also supports liver function and may reduce risk of diabetes.

Digestion and Weight Management Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea is a natural diuretic and digestive stimulant, which means it helps eliminate waste to cleanse the body. This may assist digestion and common gastrointestinal issues.

Furthermore, Hibiscus Tea may aid in weight management because it works with the body to stabilize blood glucose levels within normal limits. It might even prohibit the absorption of starches and sugars that contribute to weight gain. Since it is naturally low in calories, Hibiscus Tea can replace sugary drinks. It can even take the place of sports drinks because it restores vitamins and minerals lost in sweat, satiates thirst, and cools the body.

Mood Elevating Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Everyone feels better with a healthy does of nutrients every day, especially when they come in the form of a delicious drink. But Hibiscus Tea may go beyond that to elevate your mood. Between the antioxidant, vitamin and mineral concentrations of this superfood tea, it is known to relax the body and potentially reduce stress, depression and anxiety.

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

Zokiva’s 100% Pure Hibiscus Tea is easy to enjoy. Simply steep a ready-made bag in 8-12 oz. of water (depending on desired potency) for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy immediately for a cozy beverage or chill in the refrigerator and serve on ice for a refreshing summertime thirst-quencher.

Get Fit, Quench your Thirst and Cool Off with a Glass of Hibiscus Tea

Iced tea on a breezy spring afternoon or a hot summer day is just the thing to keep you refreshed and energized. This spring and summer, add some flavor to your beverage of choice by brewing delicious and nutritious Hibiscus Tea. This fragrant and tasty superfood tea will help you get fit, quench your thirst and cool off. Here’s how:



Get Fit with Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea can help you with your fitness, health and weight loss goals in several ways. First, it contains a range of antioxidants that support full body health and invigorate your system. With more energy, you’ll be more motivated to stay active. Additionally, antioxidants strengthen the cardiovascular system to stabilize blood pressure levels and improve cholesterol. With a stronger heart, you can keep your fitness goals on track.

This amazing tea is also known to lower the absorption of sugars found in carbohydrates. With less sugar impacting the body and being stored as fat, weight loss goals are more attainable. Hibiscus Tea is actually an ingredient in many weight loss products but you can reap the benefits from the original, natural source!

When you drink all-natural Hibiscus Tea rather than sugar-laden sports drinks or sodas, you’re saving yourself a lot of calories. Hibiscus Tea is extremely low in calories and actually adds nutrients to your diet instead of stripping them away like carbonated drinks can do. Plus it is caffeine-free so you can enjoy it at any time of day without feeling jittery or worrying that it will keep you awake at night.

Also, Hibiscus Tea is a digestive aid and natural diuretic that helps you flush your body to prevent the build-up of toxins and reduce bloating. Both of these benefits of Hibiscus Tea can help create a cleaner system and give the appearance of a slimmer, more fit body.

Quench your Thirst with Hibiscus Tea

Like sports drinks and juices, Hibiscus Tea contains nutrients that quench your thirst. But, unlike other drinks, Hibiscus Tea comes by these ingredients naturally. After a workout or spending time in the sun, replenish your electrolytes and lost nutrients with a refreshing glass of Hibiscus Tea.

Cool Off with Hibiscus Tea

Sit back, relax and cool off this spring and summer with a class of iced Hibiscus Tea. The scrumptious flavor is comparable to cranberry juice with a sweet, slightly tart taste. Simply brew your tea and let it chill overnight and serve over ice for a delicious beverage the next day. Many people enjoy Hibiscus Tea plain or you can add your favorite natural sweetener. Also consider blending Hibiscus Tea with your favorite fruits to make a frozen smoothie or cooler.

We hope you enjoy all of the flavor and health benefits of Hibiscus Tea as the weather warms. Cheers to a season of delicious and nutritious health!

 

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.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Hibiscus Tea and Heart Health

Hibiscus Tea has long been used for medicinal purposes.  It has a range of benefits including improving heart health.  Delicious, sweet and tart, Hibiscus Tea is a wonderful way to keep blood pressure, cholesterol and good circulation under control.  Chock full of antioxidants, Hibiscus Tea is an easy addition to your daily diet that will not only help your heart, but also leave you satisfied and your tastebuds delighted.  Only 2 to 3 cups a day of Hibiscus Tea can make a huge difference in your health.

About Hibiscus Tea

The beautiful hibiscus flower used for health purposes is formally called sabdariffa.  It originated in Africa but can now be found worldwide.  The central red cup portion of the hibiscus flower, the calyx, is dried and made into a tisane.  This is what we call Hibiscus Tea. 

Hibiscus Tea for Blood Pressure

Heart health is intertwined with many aspects of your health but it is highly correlated to blood pressure.  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems including heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  According to the CDC, approximately 29% of people in the U.S. suffer from hypertension.

Studies show that Hibiscus Tea is so effective at lowering blood pressure within a normal range that it rivals the leading prescription medications for hypertension.  In fact, the American Heart Association even touts the benefits of Hibiscus Tea as a natural way to lower high blood pressure.  Diabetics are even more at risk of hypertension and research indicates  is a terrific resource to keep blood pressure stable for those with diabetes.

Hibiscus Tea for Cholesterol and Circulation

Cholesterol is another important factor when it comes to heart health.  Hibiscus Tea has been found to lower blood viscosity which in turn affects cholesterol and circulation.  While more research must be done, some experts believe that Hibiscus Tea can help lower the cholesterol that causes artery clogging plaque.  When blood cannot flow freely, risk of serious complications may occur.  Thinner blood with less cholesterol improves circulation and keeps arteries passable.

Why Hibiscus Tea is Effective for Hearth Health

Hibiscus Tea contains powerful antioxidants including vitamins, flavonoids and anthocyanins that help reduce internal swelling and protect and defend cells throughout the body.  This is one reason why experts believe Hibiscus Tea is great for heart health.  The more antioxidants we consume, the better chance we have for healthy cells, blood and cardiovascular health.

Hibiscus Tea also contains phyto-chemicals that work as antibacterial and antifungal agents.  These help keep our insides clean and flush out toxins that can bog down the system.  Hibiscus Tea is also used as a natural laxative to calm the digestive tract for easier waste elimination, may support a reduction in degenerative brain diseases and has shown positive results for respiratory conditions.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

What is Hibiscus Tea + How to Drink Hibiscus Tea

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.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.