Hibiscus flower is beautiful to look at. But, have you ever considered using one in your daily diet?
Most people haven’t. However, research has shown that “superfoods” like Hibiscus Flower can be beneficial to your health. These superfoods help flush out the toxin-like substances, called “free radicals” that humans take in every day.
If you’re breathing, sleeping, or walking to work, you’re taking in free radicals.
So, what is a free radical?
A free radical is a molecule. These molecules can damage your body’s cells. These often occur from normal bodily functions, like breathing. However, they also come from environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke. The damage that these can cause to the human body has been linked to cancer and other serious diseases.
However, natural ingredients in beverages, like the hibiscus flower, contain antioxidants, which may prevent or delay some types of cell damage.
Hibiscus flower has a higher antioxidant content than many other edible products. Hibiscus naturally contains more antioxidants than green tea, a classic favorite of the health community. Scientific studies have shown that drinking hibiscus tea heightens the antioxidant level in a person’s bloodstream within an hour of consuming.
The benefits of Hibiscus tea don’t stop at antioxidants.
Studies also show that consuming hibiscus can help lower blood pressure. In 2008, the American Heart Association documented benefits of hibiscus. The report showed drinking Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure in mildly hypertensive and pre-hypertensive adults. High blood pressure is linked to serious health conditions such as arrhythmia and strokes. This is significant as heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
This flower is not only known for its health benefits, but for its delicious flavor as well.
Whether it’s adding color to your salad or infusing a sweet taste into a can of SOCIAL, hibiscus adds a healthful element to any beverage or food.