Do you want to lose weight? Matcha green tea has everyone raving about its weight loss benefits. It is a form of green tea but is ten times more powerful in helping with weight loss because of the way it is processed.
This tea was discovered during the Tang Dynasty in China. Buddhist monks used matcha tea for increased focus while meditating. They brought the tea with them to Japan. The Japanese culture use matcha tea in the tea-making Chado ceremony. This ceremony focuses solely on the experience of making and drinking matcha tea.
The highest quality matcha tea plant comes from the Uji region of Japan. Only twenty percent of the sun rays are able to reach these plants because they cover them with bamboo shades. This increases the chlorophyll levels in the leaves.
When the leaf buds, they are plucked, then steam and dried and lastly, ground into the powder form that is matcha tea. There are many ways in which matcha tea helps with weight loss.
Low Calories – There’s only about 12 calories in each teaspoon so you don’t have to worry about drinking too much.
High in Antioxidants – There is 137 times more EGCG in matcha green tea than in regular green tea.
Boosts Metabolism – If your metabolism seems to be slacking, matcha tea can help kick it back into gear. You can experience a greater metabolic rate when exercising and it keeps your metabolism high long after you are done exercising.
Burns Fat – The catechins in matcha tea increase the breakdown of fat cells.
Keeps Blood Glucose Levels From Spiking – The spiking of your blood sugar level is what puts you at risk of diabetes. Matcha tea helps to regulate blood sugar levels preventing them from spiking.
Lowers stress – Stress causes cortisol which is a hormone that will cause inflammation in your body causing weight gain around the stomach area. The antioxidants in matcha tea help to lower inflammation and prevent the body from producing cortisol.
Boosts Energy – You will have increased alertness and energy.
Reduces Cholesterol – The same EGCG that aids in fat burning helps to reduce bad cholesterol numbers.
Detox – The many antioxidants also flush many of the toxins and free-radicals that put a strain on your liver and digestive tract. This detoxification helps you to lose weight as well.
How To Make The Perfect Matcha Tea
Always start with high-quality organic matcha. Add about 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of matcha powder using a sifter or strainer into a tea cup. Slowly add two ounces of very hot but not boiling water into the cup and whisk until the tea becomes foamy and is a bright green.
It has a unique and rich flavor and tastes great on its own but you can make variations of it as well.
- 2 tsp. matcha tea powder
- 2 oz. of hot water
- 2 oz. steamed almond or coconut milk
- You can add some vanilla extract to give it more flavor
Simply add a half of a teaspoon to your favorite fruit smoothie.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. pure honey
- 1 tsp. matcha tea powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Add ingredients to a bowl and stir thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours.
Start Reaping The Benefits Today!
It’s important to talk to your doctor before adding matcha tea to your diet, especially if you are taking other types of medication so you can be sure it won’t adversely affect it.
Any way that you choose to drink or eat your matcha, you can get the many health benefits associated with it and achieve your weight loss goals.