While looking for healthy drinks that were beneficial for my type A blood type, I discovered Green matcha tea. I remembered when I was working at a clinic in the heart of NYC, that one of my clients was telling me how much she liked it, and it’s medicinal value. After researching it’s health benefits, I was sold.
Amongst its many health benefits, matcha green tea:
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that matcha green tea extract has unique thermogenic properties that promote increased fat oxidation. The study found that consuming matcha green tea increased thermogenesis (the rate your body burns calories) from 10% to 40% of daily energy use. In other words, Matcha Green Tea increases your body’s ability to burn fat and calories by 4 times!
Another medical study determined that drinking a cup of Matcha Green Tea before physical activity resulted in 25% more fat burning during the activity. Due to its unique weight loss properties, Matcha Green Tea gently boosts your metabolism and burns fat without any negative side effects to your body. There is no increased blood pressure or increased heart rate. Matcha Green Tea is a safe, natural alternative to questionable weight loss products with unproven and potentially dangerous ingredients.
Matcha Green Tea contains many different types of antioxidants. There is a unique, potent set of antioxidants known as catechins that aren’t regularly found in other foods. There have been University studies that shows it slows the growth of deadly cancer cells, and can even help prevent them from forming in the first place. A study conducted at the University of Colorado in 2003 confirmed that drinking 1 cup of Matcha Green Tea has 137 times the amount of EGCg compared to a conventional cup of green tea.
EGCg and other catechins found in Matcha Green Tea also fight free radicals throughout your body. These free radicals are a result of UV rays, chemicals, and radiation. They can result in cellular and DNA damage that is hard to reverse. Over 60% of the catechins found in Matcha Green Tea are of the EGCg variety. So rest assured that a daily serving of Matcha will help fight cancer, deal with free radicals, and improve your well being!
Matcha tea has become one of my all time favorites. I prepare it as a latte with either organic NON-GMO vanilla soymilk or vanilla almond milk. It is a healthier alternative to coffee.