Weight Loss Has Met its Matcha
You’ve probably heard by now that green tea is good for you, but what you don’t know is that a certain ancient green tea can aid weight loss; as well provide a whole host of other benefits to your overall wellness.
Matcha green tea is a hundreds-of-year-old powdered tea from Japan, and provides a fast and easy way to lost weight. Green teas are beneficial due to its main active ingredient; a powerful antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. Matcha tea just so happens to have 130 times the usual amount of EGCG found in green tea. No other tea is anywhere near as effective.
But what’s so amazing about EGCG? In terms of weight loss, it does 3 things to combat weight! Firstly, compared to water, caffeinated water and diluted tea, the EGCG is a great fat burner, as discovered by 2001 study from the Belleville Human Nutrition Research Centre. EGCG also regulates the body’s production of insulin, which means you store less fat, and if that wasn’t enough, EGCG increases your metabolism, which is the rate you burn calories. That’s three weight reducing methods in one cup!
Matcha tea has even been linked to building resistance to diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease and multiple sclerosis. Alongside this, green tea has the assets of all antioxidants, meaning it also reduces free radicals and promotes cell vitality. Matcha tea even contains caffeine, about half the amount found in coffee, and theanine, an amino acid proven to help you fight infection and reduce physical and mental stress.
If drinking tea really isn’t your…cup of tea…why not try sprinkling the powder in another drink, or mixing it in with salad, dip or ice cream? With so many benefits to your wellbeing, how could you possibly resist?