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12 Reasons Why Hibiscus Tea is Considered a Healthy Drink

12 Reasons Why Hibiscus Tea is Considered a Healthy Drink

The hibiscus tea is widely known all through the tea-drinking galaxy for its wide range of health benefits, sour taste and a ruby red color when prepared. It is made from the popular hibiscus flower scientifically known as Hibiscus Sabdariffa or Roselle. They are known to have a flavor similar to cranberry and are rich in Vitamin C. It also has low-calorie content and contains a variety of antioxidants, but is free of caffeine.

Though most people add sugar to sweeten, it can be served hot or cold; it all depends on the preferences of the consumer. Cold brew hibiscus tea are also available in cans, to which manufacturers such as Caveman Coffee added more flavor explosion to make the taste tea-singly delicious.

However, most people consume the hibiscus tea probably because they know someone who does, or because they love its flavor and taste either sour or sweetened. There are more than one ways to which your body benefits from the consumption of the hibiscus tea. Here, I will breakdown some of those benefits you probably did not know your body gets from the consumption of the hibiscus tea:

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1. Cholesterol management

The hibiscus tea is low in calories, contains caffeine making it possible to reduce the level of cholesterol in your body, and has a hypolipidemic property that makes it beneficial to people with blood sugar disorders.

2. Liver security

The presence of most antioxidants in the hibiscus tea reduces the presence of free radicals in the body protecting you from diseases; research has also shown that these antioxidants may help in treating most liver diseases.

3. Menstrual cramps and pains

Consumption of the hibiscus tea restores hormonal balance reducing by a large percentage menstrual mood swings, cramps and depression.

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4. Boosts digestion

The hibiscus medicinal tea possesses diuretic properties that help you lose weight, and boost your gastrointestinal system increasing bowel movements and could serve as a treatment for constipation in some cases.

5. Weight loss

Ever wondered why the hibiscus tea is found on many weight loss supplement plans? It is because it possesses the property of amylase production that aids in the absorption of carbohydrates and starch. Foods rich in carbohydrates are food rich in sugar and starch which when absorbed are likely to cause weight gain so the hibiscus tea stops this process. Many big supplement sites provided solid information that hibiscus is known to reduce food intake or appetite suppressing effects.

6. Anti-cancer

It also possesses the hibiscus protocatechuic acid. Medical research suggests that its anti-tumor antioxidants because inducing aptosis are capable of reducing the growth of cancerous cells.

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7. Blood pressure reduction

Research has shown that the consumption of the hibiscus tea is known to reduce blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular diseases.

8. An anti-depressant

Its possession of minerals like flavonoids and vitamins makes the hibiscus tea an amazing way of reducing anxiety and depression by giving the body and mind a relaxed sensation.

9. Anti-bacterial and inflammatory properties

It also serves as an excellent source of ascorbic acid that gives the immune system a boost to help your system fight better against antibodies.

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10. Ideal Summer drink

It is also the perfect choice of a summer drink. Some sports enthusiasts and athletes chooses cold tea in cans or iced tea to satiate their thirsts.

11. Diuretic And Choleretic Properties

It has diuretic properties that increases urination, easily flushes out excess toxins and fluids, and enhance overall performance of your stomach’s system and digestion.

12. Dissolving phlegm treatment

Research has also suggested that the hibiscus tea could also be used as a treatment for dissolving phlegm.

Conclusion

Consumption of the hibiscus tea is not only for those with certain heart conditions but it’s for every one particular about staying healthy the natural way.

However, anyone taking birth pills or pregnant should avoid this tea because certain qualities found present in this tea may distort healthy reproductive processes affecting fertility or childbearing. Some people have hallucinatory effects and somehow feel intoxicated. Also, people with low blood pressure disorder should avoid taking this drink. There is no need to be scared or fret, all you have to do is to know where and when to draw the lines of consuming the tea and everything will be fine.

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Last Updated on August 6, 2018

10 Benefits of Deadlifts You Probably Never Knew

10 Benefits of Deadlifts You Probably Never Knew

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to Bodybuilding.com,

“In my experience as an athlete, and based on the results witnessed by many of my personal training clients, the deadlift, if performed correctly, will build unparalleled mass while strengthening all the major muscles groups.

Yes, many will argue that the squat is the King of Exercises, and will contribute to more strength and size gains than any other exercise.

While it is true that the squat does rank as one of the best size builders (and on this basis alone should be included in everyone’s program), the deadlift, in my opinion, builds the upper and lower body like no other movement.”

The deadlift is done by simply grasping your free-weight bar (with as many weights as you can feasibly – not comfortably – lift) and lifting up until your standing up with the bar hanging in front of you, arms extended.

1. Increased Fat Burning

Alwyn Cosgrove, a personal trainer and fitness author, recently wrote about a study where: “Overweight subjects were assigned to three groups: diet-only, diet plus aerobics, diet plus aerobics plus weights. The diet group lost 14.6 pounds of fat in 12 weeks. The aerobic group lost only one more pound (15.6 pounds) than the diet group (training was three times a week starting at 30 minutes and progressing to 50 minutes over the 12 weeks).

The weight training group lost 21.1 pounds of fat (44% and 35% more than diet and aerobic only groups respectively). Basically, the addition of aerobic training didn’t result in any real world significant fat loss over dieting alone.”

Lifting weights and resistance training will burn more fat than just dieting or dieting with cardio exercise alone.

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2. Better Posture

Deadlifting increases your core strength and adds to core stability, according to Robson. Deadlifting targets all of the muscles responsible for your posture and enables you to keep your back straighter during regular daily activities.

3. More Muscles Worked

The Deadlift works more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat. The lift engages all of the major muscle groups, according to exercise physiologist Kevin Farley. If you need to do one exercise, this is the one to do. The Deadlift works your lower and upper body, including your back muscles.

4. Increased Real Life Lift

When you do other lifting exercises, like a bench press, for example, you’re not doing anything you might really do in real life. When are you ever going to have the need to lay on your back and push something in the air — unless you’re giving your two-year-old “flying lessons.” The Deadlift develops the muscles you need to actually carry something, like a bucket of water, those heavy grocery bags or your neighbor’s dining room table.

5. It’s Safe

The Deadlift is one of the safest weightlifting exercises you can perform. You aren’t going to get pinned under the weight or have to worry about it pulling you over backwards. If you get into trouble, you can simply drop it…making for a loud bang, no doubt, but no damage. You also don’t have to have a spotter to perform this exercise.

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6. Improved Grip Strength

According to Outlaw Fitness:

“Deadlifts are renowned for their ability to build massive amounts of grip strength, and for good reason. Your fingers are literally the only things connecting you to the weight of the bar. Your forearms have to work incredibly hard as you progress in weight to keep the bar from falling out of your hands. Subsequently your grip strength grows by leaps and bounds.”

7. Increases Hormones

Now don’t worry, these aren’t the hormones that will make you more emotional! Instead, by doing at least 8 to 10 repetitions of Deadlifts with significant weight, you can increase the amount of testosterone and growth hormone produced by your body.

Testosterone increases muscle growth and improves muscle repair while growth hormone, which is produced by your pituitary gland, promotes tissue healing, bone strength, muscle growth and fat loss.

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8. Cheap and Easy

A lot of exercises require a lot of equipment, special shoes or whatever. Not the Deadlift. Just a bar with some weight. Pick it up. Simple. You can usually find freeweights and a bar at a thrift store – or being given away by a friend – making it even cheaper.

9. Increased Cardio

Believe it or not, doing 10 repetitions of Deadlifts will increase your cardiovascular ability. You might want to make sure you have somewhere to sit down when you’re done!

10. Prevents Injury

The Deadlift can help prevent injuries by increasing the strength of your muscles around critical tendons and ligaments. Supporting joints with strong muscles is crucial to preventing injury, especially in the hamstrings and lower back, according to Outlaw Fitness.

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