When is the best time to teach our children what is good for them? Make an iced red rooibos tea and they might drink it without knowing it’s healthy. Tell them it’s healthy, let your kids see that something doesn’t have to taste “gross” to be good for them.
It is a great responsibility to raise a child. You have under your control the power to help your children form all kinds of good habits. What might happen if you serve your two-year-old a 6-ounce glass of sugar water? Your child will get used to the taste of sugar water. Serve glazed or sugary cereal to your two-year-old and what will happen. Your child will crave cereals loaded with sugar. They will form the habit of eating and drinking very unhealthy foods.
Give the children good gifts
We don’t miss what we never had. Give your kids the gift of not having a sugar craving. Give your kids the gift of not craving high fructose corn syrup. Give your children good eating habits.
What would be better for your kids than that 6-ounce glass of sugar water, cola, or fruit juice mixed with high-fructose corn syrup? Serve your family red rooibos tea, also known as African rooibos. It is easy to prepare, as simple as making any other iced tea. Your children can enjoy this drink throughout the day, even at night. There is no caffeine in red rooibos tea to keep you or your kids awake when it’s time to sleep. No added sugar, or honey instead of sugar (the choice is yours when you prepare it) children will not bounce off the walls.
Health benefits of rooibos
You may ask what will my family get from African rooibos tisane? Rooibos tea benefits include healthy antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Add the benefit of starting with good eating habits and avoiding products that are packaged to look healthy but can be dangerous to your health. (Think overweight kids, think low self-esteem, think childhood diabetes turning into overweight adults, low self-esteem, adult diabetes, heart disease, blindness, limb loss, and premature death, to name just a few. )
You can start here and add other healthy foods. Offer fruits instead of candy, fresh vegetables instead of cookies, and yogurt instead of ice cream. Yes, I know this sounds like cruel and unusual punishment for adults. We were allowed to form unhealthy bad eating habits, not because our parents didn’t care about us. Our parents weren’t aware of the dangers of processed foods, they weren’t told that high fructose corn syrup can lead to health problems. You and I know it, we have been told.
In our desire to find good, healthy cold drinks for our families, let’s not forget that African rooibos teas can be served cold and iced.