The weather is warming and springtime activities are quickly becoming a main staple of our day-to-day. If you’re a parent, spring may indicate busier weekends packed with carpooling to practices, games and tournaments. Shuffling the kiddos to and from extracurriculars becomes especially challenging if you’re also trying to maintain healthy habits. Feeding and hydrating your family on the go is simpler when you have healthy options that you know they’ll enjoy.
What is Rooibos?
Rooibos is a popular tea with a distinctive red color and delicious taste. Rooibos is native to South Africa but known worldwide for it’s many health benefits, not limited to fighting allergies, dermatalogical issues, aiding in digestion, boosting the immune system and easing tension. Flavonoids in rooibos teas and blends contribute antiviral and anti-inflammatory components. Extremely high in antioxidants, very low in tannins and containing no caffeine, this tea is acceptable for anyone to drink at any time of day.
Rooibos is Safe for Kids!
Let your little ones participate in your daily tea treat by brewing rooibos teas. With no sugars or caffeine and a tenth of tannins in other teas, rooibos won’t wind your kids up only to send them crashing later like so many sodas and other beverages. The natural taste of rooibos is somewhat sweet and savory and doesn’t require extra honey, sugar or additives to appeal to choosey taste buds children so often have. Rooibos has even been used by mothers to satisfy toddlers and colicky babies suffering from allergies.
Let your children indulge in morning or afternoon tea, teaching them how to brew tasty mugs and slowly sip the steaming beverage. The tradition can start in your kitchen and grow into a habit as your family grows. If your brood is known for fun in the sun, then iced rooibos teas are going to be a great fit. Brew your best blend in large quantities and stow in your fridge or icy cold thermoses for sharing in the car, at a game or while playing in the park.
Nature’s Sports Drink
There are plenty of sports drinks on the market that guarantee refreshment and ultimate performance and hydration. The problem is that these so-called healthy drink options often contain ingredients that don’t seem quite as healthy, such as fructose, glucose, brominated vegetable oil and artificial colors.
Rooibos is packed with plant based phytonutrients and antioxidants that quench thirst naturally and refresh tired bodies. The interesting flavor that keeps adults and children coming back for more. If you absolutely need a sweetener or added flavor, try combining iced or hot rooibos tea with stevia or a bit of almond milk for a nutritious new twist.
Hopefully, keeping plenty of rooibos tea around this spring and summer will help your family stay that much healthier and happier. Getting started is extremely easy since you can order your tea directly from the Hale Tea website! If you’re looking for a tasty start, we might suggest Rising Sun Green Rooibos Tea or Peach Rooibos for a satisfying iced drink!