Weight Loss and Rooibos Tea Benefits

Weight Loss and Rooibos Tea Benefits

Posted by Yael Joffe on Mar 20th 2020

Scientists have found that drinking 6 cups of rooibos tea per day can help you lose weight. Have it 20 minutes before every meal, as you will feel less hungry, which will make you consume fewer calories.

Rooibos contains polyphenols, including flavonoids, which are directly linked to combatting obesity. A 2014 study suggested the tea may have potential to speed up weight loss by increasing levels of leptin.

Leptin is a hormone that sends signals to the brain to help regulate food intake. This lets the body know that it has had enough food, thus helping combat over eating.

Food Unwrapped (British Show), revealed that Rooibos contains aspalathin which has shown to reduce the levels of fat accumulated in cells. Aspalathin, which is an antioxidant, has a reputation as a 'magic ingredient' among weight watchers.

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, typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. In a nutshell, rooibos tea can prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells."   Ernest du Toit  spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council.

Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones and supermodel Cindy Crawford all swear by rooibos for it's range of health benefits, which include:

- helping prevent cancer

- protecting the liver against disease

- boosting the immune system

- relieving allergies

- treating digestive disorders

How to Enjoy Your Cup Of Indalo Rooibos Tea:


How To Prepare

  1. Bring a cup of water to a boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and let it cool down for a minute.
  3. Add the indalo rooibos tea bag for 3- 5 minutes (subject to how strong you like your Tea)
  4. Enjoy

Indalo espresso rooibos capsules - higher concentration of antioxidants than regular cup of Rooibos Tea (compatible with all Nespresso machines except the VertuoLine)

  1. Run a shot of water through your machine before use to rinse out any residual coffee flavors
  2. Insert 1 Indalo Espresso Capsule into your Nespresso machine
  3. Brew
  4. Run a shot of water through your machine after use to rinse out any residual flavors


Step 5: Indalo Rooibos Tea and Lemon - Lemon juice fortifies the tea with vitamin C, which helps build immunity. It also enhances the taste and flavor of the tea.

Step 2: Indalo Rooibos and Mint (Add the mint leaves to it and let it boil for 2 minutes.)- Adding  5 mint leaves to you rooibos tea will have a cooling effect and help improve digestion.

Step 2: Indalo Rooibos and 1 Inch Ceylon Cinnamon (Add the cinnamon stick to it and boil for 3 minutes.) - Ceylon cinnamon is known for promoting weight loss. It boosts your metabolism and enhances the flavor of the tea.

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