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South African wonder herb, Rooibos, is sure to turn the anti-ageing revolution on its head following a new round of research into its anti-ageing potential beyond that of its well-known antioxidant properties. Rooibos – already a proven agent in thwarting the effects of ageing and promoting general health – has further been put through its paces by two leading scientists from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in a bid to beat the rate at which age-related diseases develop, which makes this research study so significant. Lead scientist, Prof Maryna van de Venter says it’s the first time a study such as this has been attempted and the results have been promising. “Our research focused primarily on the preservation of healthy fat...

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Tea and Health #1: Why all the interest in Tea and Health?

A recent search for ongoing or recently completed clinical trials involving tea showed that there are 368 studies registered in North America and around the world on the potential health effects of tea on everything from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, cognitive function, osteoarthritis, asthma and ADHD.  Why  is there so much interest in a beverage that was discovered almost 5,000 years ago? All teas come from the plant called camellia sinensis.   The leaves from this plant (where tea comes from) contain naturally occurring compounds that may be good for your health.  Thousands of studies published in leading medical journals in the last couple of decades are providing proof of tea's ancient health claims. The Tea Association of the U.S.A has...

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