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Specialtea Teas African Elixir Health Benefits

Posted by Lisa B Gardner on

Specialtea Teas has a tea called African Elixir. At first glance, one wouldn't give a second thought to this tea in terms of it's health benefits. Recently, I did a post on the health benefits of Rooibos. Well I've had some customers asking me about what kind of tea would be good for people that have cancer. Our African Elixir has fit the bill and so far, seems helpful. "The distinct flavor and health benefits of vanilla essence can be attributed to the presence of about 200 compounds which possess antioxidant properties. The high level of antioxidants reduces free radicals in your body. These free radicals are the waste products resulting from normal as well as harmful metabolic processes. They can cause various diseases including cancer. Vanilla possesses both antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties." Vanilla also helps with nausea. There are many other health benefits from vanilla which you can read about if the follow my link.

Before we go to the link to read more about the health benefits of vanilla, I'd like to include a few facts here about rooibos as well. Rooibos is also very good for you. "Rooibos tea contains a wide array of antioxidants, which help to protect the body in a number of ways. Two polyphenol antioxidants called aspalathin and nothofagin are found in high concentrations in rooibos tea. These antioxidants protect the body by fighting free radicals. These are unstable cells, which attack healthy cells in order to stabilize themselves. The polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory properties and can safeguard against heart disease. Some studies have demonstrated a link between consumption of rooibos tea and a reduction of cancer-causing chemicals. This is because of the high level of dominant antioxidants, some of which have anti-mutagenic (anti-cancer) properties. This means that they defend cells & DNA against damage and inhibit them from developing into cancer.

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