Whether you’re a coffee drinker looking to cut down on caffeine, pregnant and don’t want to give up your favourite cappuccino, or conscious about living a healthier life, red espresso® Rooibos is an easy, delicious way to add colour and health to your day. Here’s why...
red espresso® Rooibos is 100% pure Rooibos tea specially ground for use on coffee appliances to make a range of café-style Rooibos drinks, just like coffee.
Naturally caffeine-free and sugar free, it is a great alternative to coffee and sugar based drinks like hot chocolate. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, anytime of the day or night.
Unlike black and green teas, Rooibos is, in the strictest sense, not a tea but a tisane (herbal tea) and is naturally caffeine free (not decaffeinated). This means it is safe and healthy for children, babies, pregnant and breast-feeding moms to enjoy too – and makes red espresso® Rooibos a suitable and excellent choice for anyone looking to avoid or cut out caffeine.
According to research, a few major benefits of avoiding caffeine include:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing the risk of cardiac events
- Increasing the quality of your sleep
- Enhancing better moods (no crashes in the afternoon)
- Decreased anxiety
- Fewer headaches
- Reducing work stress
In fact, red espresso® Rooibos is known to have the opposite effect to caffeine: It contains powerful antioxidants that help to calm the central nervous system – helping you to relax and also to ensure a good night’s sleep – as well as soothing headaches, hypertension and irritability and improving concentration.
5 x more antioxidants than green tea
Antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxidation (when oxygen interacts with certain molecules) in the body but they are also triggered by factors including incorrect diet, pollution, exposure to chemicals, smoking and stress. Antioxidants are measured in ORAC’s (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) and their ORAC value is a single number that reflects a food’s ability to reduce free radicals in the body.
red espresso® Rooibos meets a significant part of the ideal ORAC requirement for your day – with 4720 protective ORACS per 60ml double shot. As researched by the Antioxidant Research Unit at INFRUITEC, one 60ml shot of red espresso® Rooibos has the same amount of antioxidants as 5 cups of green tea, 1 cup of blueberries, 6 cups of beetroot juice or 20 cups of carrot juice. It also has 10 X more antioxidants than traditionally brewed rooibos tea (per ORAC measurements).