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Help with fertility

The study found that consuming rooibos tea leads to elevated levels of sperm mobility.

Dr Bond added: “Of note, the rooibos tea studies reviewed sperm motion which has a number of parameters including velocity, straightness and wobble.

“Any impact on sperm function, whether its motility or velocity has the chance to impact positively on male fertility.”

Healthy heart

Dr Bond revealed that recent studies proved a link between drinking rooibos tea daily for six weeks and a reduction in “bad” LDL cholesterol as well as an increase in “good” HDL cholesterol.

He adds: “There is also evidence to show that rooibos helps protect body cells from oxidative damage.

“The explanation for these effects is that rooibos tea contains a diverse range of phenolics including two unique polyphenols, aspalathin and nothofagin, which have a particularly strong anti-oxidative activity.”