Green Tea Matcha
1/4 Ounce $8.00
Matcha is not your typical green tea. It is excellent for weight loss and fat loss. Matcha green tea is unique. It’s a special powdered green tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies; and as a fat-burner and even a cancer-fighter, matcha leaves other teas in its dust. Green tea benefits by itself are amazing but when you consume it in it’s most concentrated form in matcha the health benefits are amplified! Use it together with essential oils as a powerful natural cleansing face mask or bath.
The secret behind matcha’s super strength is found in its polyphenol compounds, particularly catechins, a type of antioxidant found in superfoods like green tea, cocoa, and apples. Heralded for being more catechin-dense than most items, green tea (and especially matcha) provides unbelievable health benefits for people who regularly drink it.
Matcha Green Tea and Catechins
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the catechins in matcha green tea (EGCG, EGC, ECG, and EC) are so powerful that it is believed that they actually help prevent cancer. It might seem outrageous that regularly drinking something as common as green tea can put you at a lesser risk, but it’s not that far-fetched. The NCI provides the following explanation:
The chemicals in green tea, especially EGCG and ECG, have substantial free radical scavenging capability and have been proven clinically to protect cells from DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species. Tea polyphenols have also been shown to inhibit tumor cell development and induce apoptosis (cancer cell destruction) in laboratory and animal studies.
The catechins in green tea activate detoxification enzymes, such as glutathione S-transferase and quinone reductase, which are praised for preventing tumor growth.
Lastly, research has supported that the catechins in green tea not only protect against damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) B radiation, but also they can improve immune system function.
High in Antioxidants
We’ve all read this word before. Antioxidants are the magical nutrients and enzymes responsible for fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger-looking skin, and preventing a number of life-threatening maladies. Antioxidants are something that all health-conscious individuals seek from such foods as raw fruits, green veggies, and (let’s not forget) dark chocolate. The first amazing benefit of Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method.
Drinking Matcha Green Tea has also been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average. Again, unlike many diet aides currently on the market, Matcha causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
Fortifies the Immune System
The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote overall health. Additionally, just one bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Further studies have even suggested that the nutrients in Matcha may have the ability to inhibit the attacks of HIV on human T-cells.
Researchers aren’t entirely certain how Matcha Green Tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have show that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.