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...

  1. Naturally caffeine-free

red espresso® Rooibos is 100% pure Rooibos tea specially ground for use on coffee appliances to make a range of café-style Rooibos drinks like our much-loved red cappuccino® and red latte®. Naturally caffeine-free, it is a great alternative to coffee and perfect for the whole family to enjoy, anytime of the day or night.

Unlike black and green teas, Rooibos is a 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
  1. 10 x more antioxidants than regular Rooibos tea

 

Because of its finer cut and espresso method of preparation, scientific tests have proven that red espresso® Rooibos has 10 times more antioxidants than traditionally-brewed Rooibos tea. The unique antioxidants in Rooibos, of which red espresso® Rooibos has 10X more, are believed to have the following beneficial effects:

  • Help soothe headaches.
  • Have a relaxing effect on the central nervous system.
  • Have antispasmodic properties and alleviate insomnia and irritability.
  • Help to boost the immune system.
  • Act as a digestive aid.
  • Help with the relief of stomach cramps, ulcers, nausea, heartburn and constipation.
  • Have antiallergenic and anti-asthmatic properties. It is believed to be helpful in the management of hay fever and eczema.

Furthermore, as researched by the Antioxidant Research Unit at INFRUITEC, one 60ml shot of red espresso® Rooibos also 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.

 

  1. A potent immune system booster

 

Over the years, extensive research has indicated that Rooibos is believed to be a potent immune system booster with:

  • anti-viral
  • anti-carcinogenic and
  • anti-aging properties
  1. Naturally sweet without the sugar

Rooibos is inherently sweet, low in calories, and can be enjoyed without sugar making it an ideal choice for diabetics or people on calorie-restricted diets.

 

  1. Low in tannin


Rooibos has a low tannin content, so is not bitter tasting like other teas. It also means that absorption of iron and proteins into the body is less affected, making it particularly good for pregnant women and people who are anemic.

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.

 

Disclaimer: The information on this blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.