Why You Should be Drinking Matcha

The Best of Green Tea is Matcha Green

There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of drinking green tea. Did you know that there is another type of green tea called Matcha that has even greater health benefits?

What is Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha is a special green tea that is only grown in Japan using traditional methods. These methods have been used in Japan for over 800 years. The fresh leaves of the plants are used, and picked by hand. They are ground using stone mills, and are made into an ultra-fine powder. This makes a dark green powdered tea with numerous health benefits.

 

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We know that green tea has many health benefits, but what makes Match even more beneficial?

  • Rich in Catechins which are antioxidants that help fight against cell damage Matcha contains 10x times more than green tea
  • Rich source of chlorophyll, antioxidants, and phytonutrient
  • All green tea contains EGCG, but Matcha has 137 times more that amount then standard green tea.
  • Can help with weight loss, due to the high amounts of Catechins which speed up metabolism
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Reduces inflammatory
  • Increases immune function
  • Increase feelings of well being
  • Provides energy and balance
  • Reduces stress, contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind.
  • Improves focus and attention, improves brain health
  • With Matcha you are using the whole leaf, not the brewed water, therefore increasing its nutritional benefits

How to use Matcha Green Tea

  • Place 1-2 teaspoons of Matcha Green Tea powder into a mug.
  • Add ¼-1/3 cup of hot simmering water
  • Whisk the tea and hot water using a bamboo whisk. Slowly dissolve the Matcha.
  • Whisk till frothy and drink right away
  • To make a latte add almond milk or regular milk

So grab a cup of Matcha Green Tea and enjoy the taste and benefits!

Vanilla Matcha Protein Smoothie  

1 scoop of Dream Vanilla Protein Powder (or your favourite) 

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 

1 tsp. of Matcha Ninja  

1 handful of crushed ice 

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 

Optional: For extra creaminess add 1/2 an avocado or 1/2 cup of frozen fruit for sweetness 

 

 

About Kathy:

Kathy is a Nutritionist with a background in the culinary arts.   She developed her training as a pastry and baking chef through George Brown College. And has her designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist, from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her speciality is helping those with food allergies and sensitivities which include: gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. She loves helping her clients understand the importance of reading food labels, and how to change recipes to incorporate this new way of eating. She is dedicated in providing her clients with easy ways to create balanced lifestyle choices with natural food. And that eating nutritiously can be easy and delicious.

Please visit Kathy by email: kathy@knutrition.ca

                   

 

 


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