This tea can benefit your Metabolism if consumed at night
Posted on February 19 2023
A healthy metabolism is supported by regular exercise, a well-balanced diet, and most importantly, a consistent morning and night routine. Sara Chatfield, MPH, RDN, registered dietitian and nutritionist and Josh Schlottman, CSCS, certified personal trainer and nutritionist have suggested that drinking Rooibos at night could greatly benefit one’s metabolism.
“Rooibos is an herbal tea made from fermenting its leaves, which causes it to get its reddish color,” he says, adding that it is “packed with rich antioxidants found in its natural polyphenols.” These, he adds, help lower inflammation by “fighting off damage-causing free radicals.” Free radicals in the body cause oxidative stress, which often leads to inflammation.
“Rooibos is a great pick for drinking at nighttime as it is naturally caffeine-free and has many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties,” Chatfield says. (And a healthy gut always leads to a healthy metabolism!)
She notes that this tea contains two flavonoids and antioxidant plant chemicals, which have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. “Rooibos tea has also been noted to help with blood sugar regulation,” she continues. Red tea has a naturally sweet vanilla-like taste and can be enjoyed plain, with a squeeze of lemon, or a splash of your favorite type of milk, she suggests.
Rooibos tea, Schlottman concludes, is also naturally rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron that can help you fall asleep faster. “Drink some rooibos tea at night a couple of hours before hitting the hay to get some deep sleep,” he advises.