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The amazing wonders of Matcha Green Tea!!

The amazing wonders of Matcha Green Tea!!

If you're not drinking Matcha green tea yet, it’s about time you do! This metabolism-enhancing, stress-reducing, immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, cancer fighting powder is amazing! One thing that's for certain is that it will give you a long and healthy life. Matcha means "powdered tea". The difference between Matcha and traditional green tea is that with the latter, the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With Matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of Matcha powder with a third cup of hot water, which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Green tea contains potent antioxidants called catechins, that searches for dangerous free radicals in the body. The most powerful catechins in green tea is EGCG which is believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen. A 2003 University of Colorado study confirmed that drinking 1 cup of Matcha green tea has 137 times the amount of antioxidant EGCG compared to a conventional cup of green tea. Another recent study found that Matcha even improved physical endurance by 24%.

The chlorophyll in Matcha is so much richer than in other green teas that it helps to act as a gentle detoxifier. Matcha boosts metabolism and burns fat, and it’s nothing like those diets that leave you drained and unable to focus. The amino acid L-Theanine contained in Matcha leaves produce dopamine and serotonin which enhance your mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration.

The many health benefits of Matcha:

  • 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 natural weight loss aid, pH balancer and detox agent
  • a sugar-free coffee alternative without the jitters
 

Matcha Green Tea Antioxidant Levels:

6.2 times that of Goji Berries

7 times that of Dark Chocolate

17 times that of Wild Blueberries

60.5 times that of Spinach

 

Matcha traditionally is associated with meditation and Zen:

The Japanese tea ceremony, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of Matcha.

Zen Buddhism was the primary influence behind the development of the Japanese tea ceremony as a spiritual practise.

The Japanese tea ceremony developed as a "transformative practice", in particular that of "sabi" and "wabi" principles.

"Wabi" represents the inner, or spiritual, experiences of human lives. Its original meaning indicated quiet or sober refinement, or subdued taste "characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, naturalism, profundity, imperfection, and asymmetry" and "emphasizes simple, unadorned objects and architectural space, and celebrates the mellow beauty that time and care impart to materials."

"Sabi," on the other hand, represents the outer, or material side of life. Originally, it meant "worn," "weathered," or "decayed." Particularly among the nobility, understanding emptiness was considered the most effective means to spiritual awakening, while embracing imperfection was honoured as a healthy reminder to cherish our unpolished selves, here and now, just as we are - the first step to "satori" or enlightenment.

And ... we sell Matcha in our shop

References:

Xin-Xin Zheng, Yan-Lu Xu, et al. Green tea intake lowers fasting serum total and LDL cholesterol in adults: a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials Am J ClinNutr August 2011.

Abdul G Dulloo, Claudette Duret, et al. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 70, No. 6, 1040-1045, December 1999

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http://www.matchasource.com/matcha-tea-health-benefits-s/14.htm

 

 

 

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