If you have yet to jump on the matcha bandwagon, then you’re missing out on a seriously powerful antioxidant tea.
It’s nothing like the ‘skinny teas’ that have taken the spotlight on social media in recent years. It’s not a detox tea, a diet tea, or a cleanse - it’s real, unadulterated, natural tea and it’s health benefits will surprise you.
Matcha Green Tea is a prized, emerald coloured tea powder produced from the hand picked, steamed and stone ground leaves of Camellia Sinensis, the common green tea plant. This laborious method of production results in a fine powder full of immune boosting catechins and antioxidants, that is ready to whisk into a delicate, creamy energising drink.
Bare Blends’ Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea is grown in Kyoto, Japan. Matcha is naturally high in health-promoting tea catechins, chlorophyll and amino acids. It's great for boosting your metabolism, enhancing concentration, and reducing stress. Matcha is so full of antioxidants that it's been deemed the anti-aging tea. Matcha also helps to oxidise fat stores within the body to promote weight loss. Here’s how Matcha Green Tea can help you lose weight.
MATCHA & WEIGHT LOSS
Matcha is a potent source of green tea catechins that help to increase your body's metabolism, burning calories quicker. With all variables (age, weight, gender, ethnicity, diet and energy expenditure) accounted for, matcha has been proven to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in overweight individuals. Catechins also help to trigger the release of fat from fat cells and helps speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy.
When paired with protein and exercise, matcha is even more effective at managing weight. If you’re regularly active, and want to include matcha in your diet, then our Matcha WPI could be a great option. Not only will it help your muscles recover after exercise, it’ll also help shed any extra weight you’ve been trying to lose.
Other Matcha Benefits?
Regular consumption of Matcha improves the brain’s ability to transmit information along its neural pathways. By improving the efficiency of your brain’s neural pathways you improve your spatial learning and your ability to think creatively.
The amino acid L-Theanine helps your mind stay calm in stressful times and Bare Blends’ Organic Japanese Matcha contains between 40-50mg per serve. The combination of L-Theanine and Caffeine, both naturally occurring in matcha, has been shown to help focus attention during demanding tasks.
According to the Journal of Chromatography, matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than standard green tea. Antioxidants are able to neutralise free radicals within the body which cause cellular damage, which means that your hair, skin, nails, and whole body will gain a rejuvenated healthy glow.
Epigallocatechin-3 gallate, known as EGCG is a potent antioxidant with strong action against degenerative diseases. EGCG is also known for it’s anti-cancer properties. In studies conducted, EGCG induced apoptosis (self-destruction) of cancer cells, or inhibited the cells from spreading. It's also known to be effective in the maintenance of cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Matcha is also the perfect substitute for coffee if you’re after an energy boost without the caffeine crashes.
Delicious in smoothies and raw treats, matcha is the perfect afternoon pick me up or morning wake-up call that you need! We love it in matcha lattes, as an iced matcha, and our favourite mango, matcha and macadamia smoothie.