Fight hypertension with hibiscus tea!

HEALTH TIP: Fight hypertension with hibiscus tea! Hibiscus tea has been enjoyed by many for hundreds of years as relaxing refreshment as well as an herbal remedy to treat many ailments. Packed with a plethora of protective polyphenols, this rich red tea can help reduce blood pressure to a degree similar to that of prescription anti-hypertensive drugs, according to a study at Tufts University with findings published in The Journal of Nutrition.

An excellent source of antioxidants, hibiscus tea also contains an enzyme inhibitor which blocks the production of amylase (an enzyme that breaks down complex sugars and starches). This being so, drinking a cup of hibiscus tea after meals may reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and will assist in weight loss. But that’s not all. Hibiscus tea is also rich in vitamin C and can help strengthen the immune system while protecting the entire body against bacterial attacks.

I just had a cup of hibiscus tea with a few drops of stevia. Quite refreshing!