Power-packed wellness boostūüí™ or delicious iced tea?

Power-packed wellness boostūüí™ or delicious iced tea?

Hopefully you already know how delicious and refreshing our iced teas can be (using our easy cold-brewing recipe). They're packed with flavor and the hydration you need during these summer heat waves. 

But if that isn't reason enough to check out our Summer Tea Collection let me also tell you about some of the powerful wellness-boosting health benefits of one of my favorite ingredients: Hibiscus
 
Summer Tea Collection

 

Hibiscus sabdariffa is native to Africa but grows easily in tropical and subtropical regions.  Hibiscus "tea" is a popular beverage all around the world but it can be eaten directly, dried and candied on desserts, and is often used to make concentrated syrups both for culinary and medicinal purposes.  Hibiscus symbolizes feminity, love, happiness, and peace in several Pacific Island cultures, is used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and is known to have been a beverage of choice for ancient Pharaohs.

This beautiful flower is the base of our summer-sweet Blueberry Delight, my personal favorite Raspberry Limeade, and features prominently in our best-selling Peach Perfection.  Hibiscus flavor notes are bright, tart, and fruity.  Its myriad of health benefits* include:

1. Immunity boosting and protection from free radicals:  Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin c, beta carotene, and anthocyanin, all of which boost your body's natural immunity and help fight the damage of free radicals in your system that contribute to heart disease and cancer.

2. Anti-inflammation:  Hibiscus has been shown in studies to reduce inflammation.  Inflammation contributes to a plethora of diseases and autoimmune conditions in the human body.

3.  Lowering blood pressure:  High blood pressure contributes to heart disease, kidney disease, and increases the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.  In clinical trials, drinking hibiscus tea significantly lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

4.  Lowering cholesterol:  High cholesterol also contributes to heart disease and increases the chances of heart attack or stroke.  Drinking hibiscus tea has been shown to lower cholesterol in some studies.

5.  Promoting healthy weight:  Some studies indicate the hibiscus has a positive effect in aiding in weight loss.

6.  Boosting liver health:  Likely due to its incredible antioxidant and detoxifying properties, hibiscus helps to keep the liver healthy and has even been shown to fight off cancer in liver cells.

9.  Repairing tissue:  Hibiscus contains antioxidants that help repair damaged tissues and heal wounds in your body

10.  Maintaining bone and tooth health:  Hibiscus can help to maintain the health of the cartilage, bones, and teeth in your body.

11.  Increasing iron absorption:  Due to its high antioxidant power, hibiscus aids in your body's ability to absorb iron.

Of course, we use only 100% certified organic hibiscus free of pesticides and chemicals to give you the greatest benefit boost and freshest flavor this power flower has to offer.
 
Summer Tea Collection
*Teas should not be used as a substitute for prescription medication.  Talk to you doctor before using tea to treat or prevent illness.

Sources: Beth Czerwony, RD, LD on https://health.clevelandclinic.org;  
WebMD Editorial Contributors reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD on https://webmd.com
Megan Ware, RDN, L.D. medically reviewed¬†by¬†Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT¬†‚ÄĒ¬†By¬†¬†‚ÄĒ¬†https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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