Feb 242014
 

What is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea and not the same as tea powder or green tea powder. The entire leaves are dissolved in water instead of steeped, therefore you get to ingest ALL their anti-oxidant power.

One cup of matcha green tea equals 10 cups of green tea….WOW, that’s worth the switch!

Matcha green tea powder is a:

  • Cancer fighter
  • Fat fighter
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers your cholesterol
  • It’s loaded with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants
  • Boosts energy levels and but also has a calming effect.

Are you ready to make the switch???

Matcha green tea possesses antioxidant levels  (antioxidants = antiaging)

  • 6.2 times that of goji berries
  • 7 times that of dark chocolate
  • 17 times that of wild blueberries and
  • 60.5 times that of spinach

Matcha Green Tea SmoothieAre you ready to add it into your diet yet?  I love adding it to my smoothies. Check out the 3pm Pick me up smoothie (or anytime smoothie – I find it’s around 3pm when we need a little energy boost in a healthy way if a nap is not possible)   or the Supercharged Strawberry Smoothie.

 Check out even more benefits from adding Matcha to your diet:

Cancer Preventer –  It contains potent antioxidants called catechins, which scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body. The most powerful catechin found in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), 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.

Anti-Ager – Matcha green tea has the ability to combat inflammation, oxidation and aging.

Weight Loss Aid – A 1999 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that green tea extract rich in catechins has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation.

Consuming green tea increases thermogenesis (the body’s rate of burning calories) from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure.

Another study demonstrated that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise.

Both studies suggest matcha green tea can enhance both resting metabolic rate and fat burning.

Energy Booster – Try the 3pm pick-me-up Smoothie to get an energy boost and extra focus. Not in the mood for a smoothie?  Boil some water, let it sit for 5 minutes and then add the powder and stir.  (if you add to boiling water it will taste grassy)

Where to get your Matcha..you can find it at your local health food store or Upayanaturals

Matcha green tea is available at healthy food stores sold as a concentrated powder.  As always, I recommend buying organic because it is produced without any artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

Enjoy your GREEN power!!!

Tanya

20160616_175744 Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 3 week program which runs monthly and the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com.

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Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca  has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!

 

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Sources:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-wonders-of-matcha-green-tea.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matcha

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

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