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A cold or chilled glass of hibiscus tea(Zobo) can alternate for a bottle of soda drink if you know the health benefits attached to it. Interestingly, Zobo drink can be prepared with other wonderful fruits, spices, and herbs that make it extremely healthy for consumption.
However, you need to know about Zobo drink's nutritional values. Studies reveal that some of the nutrients contained in the dried leaves include, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron Phosphorous, Niacin, Riboflavin, Fiber, Fat, Thiamine, Carotene, etc. All these nutrients make it an excellent drink for consumption as well as boost body immune system and metabolism.
So if you are want to know two reasons why you should consume zobo or include it in your family drink during a picnic then read carefully.
1. It can help to reduce blood pressure
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Hibiscus leaves significantly lowered blood pressure by removing excess fluids and allowing the blood vessels to relax in people suffering from pre-and mild hypertension. Adding Hibiscus to the diet was reported to be just as effective as taking the popular antihypertensive drug, Captopril.
These wonderful findings show that it is important to include hibiscus tea in your diet plan. Finally, drinking zobo can help reduce medical costs and prevent complications like stroke, and heart disease.
2. It may help to lower cholesterol
According to Filoterapia, a journal dedicated to medicinal plants and bioactive natural products of plant origin confirmed Hibiscus’s effectiveness in treating high blood pressure.
It was reported that there was an overall positive effect on heart-clogging cholesterol because evidence showed a decrease in LDL( bad cholesterol) and an increase in HDL(good cholesterol).
So after carefully reading through it, what do you think about this? Please do well to drop your answers and share your opinion in the comment section below let's discuss.
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