Ramadan is right around the corner and so are its heart-warming traditions- cue the never-ending 3ozoomat. One tradition is sipping on Hibiscus post breaking the fast as it is known for its hydrating properties. This drink, however, packs an array of health benefits that make it super good for you. We don’t know about you, but we love our Karkade and all its health benefits are the cherry on top of the Konafa.
Get That Antioxidants Fix
With its high content of antioxidant, sipping on hibiscus will help you with maintaining the health of so many vital organs such as the liver. These antioxidants help fight free radicals and prevent cell damage.
Lower High Blood Pressure:
Many studies conducted and published all over the world have shown that Hibiscus can, in fact, lower high blood pressure. This is due to how it helps widen arteries.
Keep Your Cholesterol Levels in Check:
Several studies have suggested that consuming hibiscus can lower LDL cholesterol levels, which makes it keep your heart health and overall circulatory system in check.
Relieves Stress and Anxiety:
Y’all will be hustling at work while fasting, which may or may not leave you feeling on edge. Here’s where the high levels of flavonoids and antioxidants found in Hibiscus come in handy as they act as all-natural antidepressants that will leave you feeling calmer.
We don’t always well-hydrate or eat healthily during Ramadan, which can cause some serious stalling in our bowel movements- and hibiscus is here to save the day by regulating our urinary and bowel movements. This keeps the pains of indigestion at bay.
On an ending note, who knew that this one simple drink whose popularity skyrockets once a year in the Arab world could that healthy? Just make sure you buy the natural hibiscus from the spice shop and stew and prepare it yourself at home to reap all the benefits rather than go for the off-the-shelf options.