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Rooibos comes out tops for a strong heart

Powerful antioxidants contained in Rooibos tea can help to combat vascular inflammation, a contributing factor in heart disease.

In an article on the antioxidant properties of all teas on Lance Armstrong’s Live Strong web site, Rooibos was shown to have the highest levels of aspalathin and nothofagin – antioxidants that can reduce inflammation of the arteries.

Rooibos tea is native to South Africa and is brewed from the leaves of the Aspalathuslinearis shrub.

Green tea which is brewed from the Camellia sinensisplant, the same plant used for black and white teas. It contains high levels of catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a different class of antioxidant, not contained in Rooibos.

Catechins are thought to inhibit cancer cell reproduction and to encourage the cell-death of cancer cells.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/401748-antioxidants-in-rooibos-tea-compared-to-green-tea/#ixzz1jnBzUeCy

I Think Red because I was given a second chance to fight heart disease.

Mark Pilgrim
Feb 2012