Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Red is the new green
Move over green tea, there is a new kid in town. Well, not too new.
Red tea has be around for centuries to soothe allergies, asthma and digestive problems.
Green tea has been hailed for years as one of the best ways to get your surge of antioxidants. But red tea is now making breakthroughs in the beauty industry. The antioxidant properties are 50 times higher in red than in green tea.
Red tea comes from South Africa and contains the highest levels of the most potent antioxidant, superoxide dismutase. These antioxidants are used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical damage to skin; more commonly to reduce fibrosis following radiation for breast cancer.
While many spas in the US are now serving up various red tea treatments, you can also consume the beverage daily, like green tea, to reap many of its topical benefits.
Got any red tea-rific treatments you have to rave about? Let us know....