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The Booming Trend of Matcha Green Tea and it’s Benefits

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What is Matcha?

Matcha has been a key buzzword in the past couple of years. As we browse different social media platforms, we start to notice more and more matcha tea cafes opening especially throughout Southern California and New York. The trend keeps growing but do we even know why? Besides the “cute” and “hip” aesthetic of this green drink, there are actually tons of health benefits in matcha green tea that are driving people to drink it. Matcha is a special type of powdered green tea that is grown and produced in Japan and has been an extremely popular tea ever since it has made it’s way to the U.S. As more people started spreading the word of all the amazing benefits of the best matcha tea, it is now considered one of the top superfoods on the market today. Here are some of the great benefits from drinking matcha green tea.

Matcha Green Tea

The Benefits

●High in antioxidants

A huge benefit of drinking matcha green tea is the amount of antioxidants it has in just one sip. The job of antioxidants is extremely important because it will “clean up” or remove waste products in our cells before it can do any harm. Goji berries, blueberries, pomegranate, acai berries, broccoli, and spinach are some other foods that contain antioxidants, but studies show that matcha green tea actually quadruples in antioxidants in all those foods combined.

●Promotes a Strong Immune System

Not only does matcha contain such high levels of antioxidants, it is proven that it also contains natural antibiotic properties which promote your overall health. It also contains vitamins such as potassium, vitamin A & C, iron, protein, and calcium. There has been some certain studies where matcha has shown to help fight against cardiovascular health issues, type-2 diabetes, and even attacks on HIV.

●Detoxifies the Body

Matcha green tea contains an element called chlorophyll, which is a detoxifier that helps cleanse the blood. The chlorophyll in matcha also helps naturally remove heavy metals and chemical toxins in the body.

●Helps Weight Loss

Because matcha also is proven to increase metabolism, it helps the body burn calories up to 4 times faster than average and a faster rate of burning fat during exercise. Since there are no harsh chemicals in this all-natural tea, it does not include dangerous side effects like high blood pressure and/or increased heart rate. Matcha tea weight loss is an all-natural and safe alternative to harsh diet aids or medications.

●Boosts energy

Matcha tea caffeine levels are not to be confused with the same caffeine in black coffee. The form of caffeine, called theophylline in matcha, does not include coffee-like effects such as reflux issues, nervousness, or jitters, yet it is still able to sustain energy levels. The unique combination of nutrients in matcha tea is what seems to cause the natural energy boost, actually overpowering the caffeine.

Know Your Intake Value

Besides all of these benefits listed above, matcha is a great relaxing tea that anyone can thoroughly enjoy. There are tons of elements that are great for the body, but keep in mind that you should always drink matcha green tea in appropriate proportions. An excessive amount of matcha can eventually cause certain side effects such as irritability, diarrhea, headaches, insomnia and more. Because matcha contains a list of different vitamins, amino acids, and other elements, it is important to note what each can do to your body. If you are new to tea, contact your doctor or dietician before consuming matcha green tea every day for weight loss or health reasons, especially if you are pregnant.

Access to Matcha Green Tea

A lot of people wonder where to buy matcha green tea. If you go to your local coffee shop or cafe that offer already-made green tea, it can get pretty pricey. An average cup costs up to $4 - $5 and who knows if you’re even getting quality matcha. So your best bet for knowing exactly what you’re consuming is to make it yourself, so here is how to make matcha green tea at home:

1.First things first, buy quality matcha green tea powder. Always check ingredient labels for purity of the matcha tea and check where it is manufactured from. 80% of matcha tea is from Japan with few produced from China and Taiwan. Remember that you get what you pay for, so chances are if you are paying a cheap price for matcha tea, the decrease in quality is extremely noticeable. Therefore, watch out for color and texture. Good quality matcha is very fine and silky and should have a very vibrant green color.

2.Sift 1-2 teaspoons of matcha green tea powder using a small sifter.

3.Add 2 ounces of hot water. Ideally, the hot water should be just under a boil.

4.Consistently whisk in a zigzag motion until the tea is covered with a thin layer of small bubbles and light foam.

5.Drink immediately and enjoy!

Additionally, NuZee Matcha Green Tea 2.0 Single Serve Cups are your best cost effective alternatives.  

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