|Matcha Tea, photo by Diff Sky|
I had been hearing a lot about this "Matcha Tea" through the health circuit grapevine and really didn't think it was more than some other green tea. Well I finally researched it, and was amazed at the power house of antioxidants and amazing health benefits it DID have! It boasts over 1,000 times more anti cancer and anti aging benefits as even blueberries. So I decided to check it out and pick some up. I changed out my morning coffee for this amazing tea powder. I purchased some flax milk (starting my day out with over 1,200 mg of omega fatty acids for good mood, lowering cholesterol, and increasing metabolism) then adding a cinnamon stick to the milk for reducing insulin resistance and a piece of fresh ginger to control the body's inflammation. After it heated up to about 170 degrees, I added and stirred in a teaspoon of the Matcha tea powder. WOW, within a day I could feel the affects of it's energy boost without the crash, it's emotional calming affect and the best of all, I was able to sleep through the night! I hadn't done that in sixteen years! I continued on this superfood morning routine for a week and honestly never felt better! This wonderful website, Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea Powder explains some advantages:
Amongst its many benefits, matcha...
- Is packed with antioxidantsincluding the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Is rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
|Photo and recipe from Leaf Joy Blog|
Oh give it a try, add it to your healthy smoothie, try the tea with some dark honey or a delicious almond or flax milk. The evolution of our diet switching to powerhouse foods, herbs and teas can only add to our quality of life. I'm hooked!