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5 Reasons Why You should Drink More ‘Sobolo’ (Bissap)

Hibiscus Tea, popularly referred to as Sobolo, is widely used in modern culture as a mild yet natural diuretic.
It is a delicious, healthy drink made from the petals of the Hibiscus flower. The tea is widely appreciated in most parts of Africa and the world.
 Sobolo has gained much popularity among Ghanaians. Different variations of the drink now, with added flavours to improve taste.
Hibiscus flowers

Here are 5 health benefits of consuming sobolo:

1.Decreases Cholesterol Level

Studies have shown that hibiscus tea is very effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels. It contains bioflavonoids that help to prevent plaque from building up on the walls of your arteries which lowers your cholesterol and helps to prevent a number of other serious diseases.

2.Relieves Menstrual Cramps

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The drink also relieves from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormone balance as well, which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating.

3. Quick Relieve Of Cold

It is packed with lots of Vitamin C which helps to prevent common cold, flu and other infectious illnesses. Taking it when one feels the symptoms of a cold coming on helps relieve the cold quickly.  Research also proves the drink to be very effective in helping open wounds to heal up to twice as quickly.

4.Reduces blood pressure

Research shows that drinking just 8 ounces 3 times each day will seriously help you to keep your blood pressure under control. Some studies suggest that hibiscus tea works better than most high blood pressure medications. This is because it is natural and has less side effects than prescription medication. You can effectively lower your blood pressure by at least 10 points if you drink it 3 times daily for just a couple of weeks.

5.It helps in weight loss

 Hibiscus is a natural appetite suppressant. Studies have shown that drinking a cup of Sobolo after meals aids in weight control. No need worrying about taking diet pills or having surgery to shrink your stomach. The oxidants in the Hibiscus tea helps to reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and helps in weight loss.


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