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Matcha Magic!

July 29, 2016

Green matcha powder (stone-ground, green tea leaves) is a powerful means of boosting your immunity and reinvigorating yourself with an energy boost when you need it the most!

 

According to the brand of matcha powder shown above, “stone-ground tea offers more health benefits than regular steeped tea because you consume the entire leaf”, therefore consuming and benefitting from 100% of the nutrients.  In this silky, powdered form, it is highly convenient to use as an ingredient within baking or when dissolving it in a hot or cold liquid as a tea or tea latte.  The particular package above has been blended with 100% natural vanilla, providing that extra hint of aroma and flavour that you just can’t ignore!

 

According to “matchasource.com”, the benefits of matcha powder include the following:

 

  • Packed with *antioxidants, more than any other superfood (1 cup matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of brewed green tea in terms of antioxidant concentration)

  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories

  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally

  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body

  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins

  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration

  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium

  • Prevents disease

  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

 

Green matcha powder contains a specific type of antioxidant, known as catechins.  Antioxidants are molecules that aim to tackle the free radicals in our body that result from stressors on the body (chemical exposure, UV radiation, pollution, etc.).  Free radicals, more specifically, are uncharged atoms in the body that are also highly reactive in the body and capable of oxidizing and damaging cells.  Antioxidants work to safely attack and terminate these free radicals before they can cause further damage or reactions, which is why they are critical to consume via our day-to-day diet.  With the antioxidant capacity of green matcha powder and all those stressors our bodies are constantly exposed to in our various environments, we can't afford to not be loading up on its antioxidants!

 

Consider the time of day, for you, when you most require an energy boost!  For me, it is mid- or late afternoon, when I might feel somewhat sluggish or sleepy.  Regardless of the time of day consumed, you will reap the benefits!

 

For your convenience, the recipe for the "Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls" shown above appears below, as it is accessible online:

 

Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls

 

As they are no-bake, raw energy bites, essentially, they are very quick and easy to prepare, requiring only a food processor to mix and combine the ingredients together thoroughly!  Enjoy!

 

 

REFERENCE

 

www.matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/

 

 

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