Matcha green tea is by far one of my favourite beverages. There's nothing like a hot cup of earthy matcha to boost your mood, energy and health.
My favourite way to drink matcha is during my breakfast - which is usually steel cut oats, loaded with fruit and superfoods like hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut.
I make my Matcha with hot almond milk, whisked with a bamboo whisk into the Matcha powder - with a splash of coconut sugar.
It's calling my name right NOW!
Matcha is known to have amazing health benefits from antioxidants to fat burning properties.
Okay girls, so what's the deal.. can green tea actually help BOOST your METABOLISM?
The titles you often read in articles, magazines or even here on Instagram from "influencers" can often be misleading in terms of foods than can help you loose fat / boost metabolism.
So let me quickly break this down 👉🏼 there are actually certain foods that contain powerful properties which can boost the body's natural systems.
🌿 Green tea contains an antioxidant called EGCG.
Several studies have shown EGCG can increase metabolic rate & production of heat in the body from the burning of calories (called thermogenesis).
Other studies claim that EGCG can slow down the formation of fat cells - wow!
Matcha is one of the highest sources of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are known to fight off free radicals in the body. So for example free radicals could be anything that causes: inflammation in the body, stress in the body, potential harmful substances in the body (excess heavy metals, pesticides etc.)
The body is completely capable of doing these processes naturally on its own. BUT for fat loss, that's where the benefit of adding green tea into your routine comes in.
In my own experience when I was drinking 3-4 cups a day, I noticed changes body fat. I personally found it contributed to keeping my body fat levels stay at maintenance.
At that time I was in school, studying 6-8 hours a day, highly stress and eating lots. But I drank 3-4 cups a day since my school provided it for free. And I'm not talking no bs, this happened!
Try it for yourself for 1-2 months:
- Drink 3-4 cups of green tea or matcha everyday.
- You could also switch the variety of tea you drink, so 2 cups of regular green tea and 1 cup of matcha green tea a day.
- Ensure you are also staying hydrated with water (sinhce herbal teas can be dehydrating).
How to Buy Matcha:
Matcha contains higher amounts of antioxidants compared to regular green tea (so more egcg) - you can find egcg labeled on green tea packages or supplements.
There are several different types of Matcha available on the market. As a product specialist I know that the best grade Matcha you can find is Japanese Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Powder.
The brand I use is DoMatcha.
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