Saturday, June 18th, 2016

A Beginners Guide to Matcha – A Total Superfood

Benefits of drinking matcha on a daily basis:

  • High levels of antioxidants combat free radicals in the body
  • Speeds up the metabolism
  • Its high chlorophyll content detoxifies the blood and flushes out unwanted toxins
  • Works as a high quality multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement
  • Contains amino acid L-theanine, improving mood and concentration while reducing anxiety and stress
  • Helps maintain stable blood sugar levels
  • It contains less caffine than coffee
  • Overall, regular consumption can help decrease likelihood of disease, chronic illness, premature aging, mood imbalances, cognitive decline, etc.

How to make it:

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder
  • 8 ounces water at 175 degrees Fahrenheit

Directions

  1. Add Matcha powder to your mug or cup.
  2. Slowly add hot water to mix into a paste-like consistency.
  3. Add more hot water to fill your mug up to the desired level, stirring as you do so.
  4. Whisk until frothy and well mixed.
  5. Drink and enjoy!

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Photo: foodmatters.tv

Matcha is basically green tea leaves in powdered form. The Japanese have been enjoying it in traditional tea ceremonies for centuries. You can enjoy it in a mug of warm water like a tea, warm milk similar to a latte, nutritious smoothies, or healthy homemade baked goods. You would have to drink a total of 10 cups of regular green tea to achieve the nutritional potency of just 1 serving of Matcha because with Matcha powder you are actually consuming the entire leaf and all its goodness. Matcha has a pleasant earthy flavor with a surprisingly sweet aftertaste that lingers on your palate, making it the perfect daily go-to drink of choice.

Some Benefits Of Drinking Matcha On A Daily Basis

  • Extremely high levels of antioxidants to combat free radicals in the body. Free radicals can damage tissue cells and DNA, causing pre-mature ageing and increased risk of disease
  • Revs up the metabolism for efficient fat burning, natural weight loss assistance, and healthy body weight management
  • Due to its high chlorophyll content, which gives Matcha its beautiful deep green color, it is a cleansing and detoxifying drink, purifying the blood and flushing out unwanted toxins from the body
  • It acts like a high quality daily multi-vitamin / multi-mineral supplement: a good source of vitamin C, which supports a strong immune system, as well as important minerals including selenium, zinc and magnesium
  • It contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can improve mood and concentration while decreasing anxiety and stress, giving you a perfectly balanced state of relaxed alertness (making it a healthy substitute for coffee)
  • Helps to keep blood sugar levels stable, which can prevent conditions like diabetes, and enhance longevity.

Read the full article here.

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