We race through the day barely taking time to just breathe and our stress hormone, cortisol, hits the limits. Instead of stepping away for a few minutes and recouping, we tend to grab a coffee and go on about our day. One cup of coffee turns into two, three, or even four cups a day. Want to try a new way of feeling energized, relaxed, and ready to go without stimulants? Try Hibiscus tea. Hibiscus is a flower that grows usually in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperatures. Hibiscus tea is a natural anti-inflammatory, a powerful antioxidant, promotes blood flow and circulation, lowers bad cholesterol levels (LDL), regulates blood pressure, improves digestion, and promotes weight loss. It does taste a bit tart, sour, or even bitter sometimes but adding raw honey, stevia, or even coconut sugar can help adjust the taste to your liking.
It’s an excellent tea to add to your daily routine. Other than being one of the best natural ways to unwind and de-stress, it is rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that can boost the activity of your immune system. It can help protect you from catching a cold, flu, or even ease the discomfort caused by fever. Furthermore, the hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties in hibiscus tea can benefit high blood pressure disorders and diabetes. Many people drink this tea to aid with constipation and improve digestion as it regulates both bowel and urine movements. It is also commonly used for weight loss because it interferes with the body’s take in of amylase. Amylase helps in the absorption of carbohydrates, and drinking hibiscus tea prevents the absorption from happening. That is why hibiscus teas are commonly used in weight loss products. With all the pros of this tea, it should take place of your coffee cup so you're able to visit nature and respite from a busy lifestyle right from your workplace.