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Matcha tea: 12 health benefits + 2 recipes

  1. Matcha tea is a powdered green tea that you can mix with water and put over food like a kind of powdered sugar. As you may know, I sometimes try things out, like the cactus pear a while ago, and recently I bought Matcha tea at the market. This tea has all the health benefits of green tea, but how healthy is it really?

  1. To answer that, I will discuss the health benefits of Matcha tea in this blog post.

  1. When I drank the tea, I noticed a few things, namely that the tea does not dissolve completely and that after drinking the tea I was able to work very focused. The tea is also mild in taste and quite tasty. No extra sugar or stevia is necessary.

  2. When I drank the tea, I noticed a few things, namely that the tea does not dissolve completely and that after drinking the tea I was able to work very focused. The tea is also mild in taste and quite tasty. No extra sugar or stevia is needed.

  1. Advantage 1: No sugar or stevia is needed to make the taste good.

  1. Unfortunately, the powder did cause my lips to dry out faster than normal, but that's what lip balm is for.

Matcha green tea: what is it?

  1. Matcha tea is a Japanese powdered tea. Normally, the hot water pulls tea substances from the leaves, but with Matcha tea you drink the leaves yourself. They are then completely ground.

  1. Advantage 2: You drink the leaves and get more nutrients in your body.

  1. When the water is boiling for the Matcha tea, it is important to let it cool down for a while to get the best effects from the tea. Usually the tea is added to the water when it has a temperature of about 75 degrees Celsius.

  1. In addition, Matcha tea is nowadays also used to make coffee even healthier, it is done in smoothies and there are even people who decorate their brownies with it.

  1. Matcha tea has been made in China since the 10th century, but it has only really become popular in Japan.

  1. 20 days before the tea is harvested, the leaves are shielded from the sun. This makes the leaves produce more L-theanine, this substance ensures that you can calm down, but still be active.

  1. Advantage 3: The L-theanine can make you calm with the Matcha tea.

The Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

  1. Because you drink the whole leaves with the Matcha tea, you also get more health benefits from this tea than from normal green tea. You get slightly more vitamins and minerals, but especially a lot more polyphenols. About 137 times as much as in normal green tea.

  2. Because you drink the whole leaves with the Matcha tea, you also get more health benefits from this tea than from normal green tea. You get a little more vitamins and minerals, but especially a lot more polyphenols. About 137 times as much as in normal green tea.

  1. Advantage 4: Matcha tea contains an incredible amount of polyphenols.

  1. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals are molecular particles that can damage your DNA. This causes damage to the cells of your blood vessels, for example, which makes it easier for cholesterol to grip your veins.

  2. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals are molecular particles that can damage your DNA. This causes damage to the cells of your blood vessels, for example, making cholesterol easier to grip on your veins.

  1. The Matcha tea protects your cells against damage because the DNA is protected. The protection provided by Matcha tea is much better than with normal green tea.

  1. Advantage 5: Matcha tea protects all your cells against oxidation.

  1. In addition, research in mice that were given Matcha tea together with various types of diets that may or may not contain a lot of fat, showed that the mice that were given Matcha and fat had a much lower cholesterol than the mice that were not given Matcha tea. This is in line with expectations because the tea contains a lot of polyphenols and this research is also very promising for the human use of Matcha tea against high cholesterol.

  1. Benefit 6: Matcha tea can lower cholesterol in your body.

  1. In fact, damage caused by free radicals in cells could be reversed by the use of Matcha tea. So this is very good news for people with cholesterol problems and high levels of inflammation.

  1. Advantage 7: Matcha tea lowers the inflammation levels in your body.

  1. Another advantage of Matcha tea is that it keeps blood sugar levels low. This can help to prevent type 2 diabetes and to reduce the symptoms if you already have diabetes.

  1. According to the scientists, the part of Matcha tea that is not soluble in water has a lot of responsibility for this. So you just have to drink those pieces.

  1. Advantage 8: Matcha tea can keep your blood sugar low.

  1. In addition, drinking Matcha tea, like other green tea, helps to lose weight. If you are overweight, drinking 5 cups of green tea a day can help you lose weight without changing your (healthy) diet.

  1. Benefit 9: Matcha tea helps with weight loss.

  1. Green tea also helps to protect your teeth and Matcha tea does that even more (That is advantage 10).

  1. The L-thealine also has a calming effect on the brain. Drinking Matcha tea can therefore help against stress. In Japan, Matcha tea is also often drunk while meditating or just before meditation to get an even greater state of relaxation.

  1. Advantage 11: You better meditate after drinking Matcha tea.

  1. This substance also stimulates the immune system. As a result, this tea also ensures that you will suffer less from flu, cold or another illness.

  1. Advantage 12: Matcha tea strengthens your immune system.

Buy matcha tea

  1. Matcha tea can often be bought in the supermarket and also in specialty tea shops, so I bought it on the market at an organic tea stand. Be careful when you buy the tea, in some cases it contains another substance.

  1. Therefore, as with all other foods, especially if you buy it at the supermarket, read the labels carefully to make sure you are buying good quality Matcha tea.

Relaxing with Matcha tea

  1. Matcha tea plays an important role in relaxation in Japan. That is why I want to give you a tip to enhance the relaxing effects of meditation with Matcha tea. To do this, you take the following steps.

  1. 1. Turn on the water first.

  1. 2. Then find a quiet place in your house or garden and place a rug with a cushion on it. If necessary, light a few scented candles with lavender.

  1. 3. If you have set up your meditation place, the water of the tea has probably cooled enough to make the matcha tea optimally. So put the water in a tea glass or cup and add a very small teaspoon of Matcha powder.

  1. 4. Drink the tea slowly. Pay attention! You are not supposed to burn your mouth. Then let the tea cool down a little further.

  1. After drinking the tea you also get all the benefits of the tea, such as the relaxation due to the L-thealine and also the focus due to the caffeine. This combination is perfect if you want to meditate.

  1. 5. Now sit or lie on your rug and relax.

  1. 6. Pay particular attention to your breathing. If you want you can focus your gaze on 1 point. Try to let your thoughts stay with your breath and your gaze. If a thought does come to mind, that's okay. You can name the subject of the thought in your mind and then let it go.

  1. By doing this for 10 minutes every day you can significantly lower your stress level. This has many health benefits such as lower blood pressure and less appetite.

Recipes with Matcha tea

  1. As mentioned, you can drink much more with Matcha tea than just tea. It is a type of powder that is therefore also very suitable for adding to other foods. For inspiration I have come up with a number of recipes for you.

  1. With banana, blueberries, Matcha powder and organic yoghurt.

  1. Ingredients:

  1. This Matcha smoothie is delicious for people who actually want to snack, but have to stop. The banana and blueberries provide a delicious sweet taste and are also full of good substances. The organic yogurt helps your intestines to absorb all nutrients properly, just like the fiber in the blueberries.

  1. You put 2 tablespoons of organic yogurt in the blender, 1 banana and a few handfuls of blueberries. You add Matcha powder to taste and you blend everything into a delicious smoothie. You can also add a cup of water to make the smoothie drinkable.

  1. The advantages of this smoothie are that in addition to all the good substances in the Matcha tea, you also take calcium, which is good for your skeleton and teeth. Blueberries are also a good source of antioxidants that help protect your DNA even more.

  1. A pancake is often very tasty, but not always healthy. To make the pancake healthier, you can mix Matcha powder into the batter.

  1. Ingredients for 10 pancakes:

  1. In this case, the egg provides vitamin B12. This is a vitamin that can only be obtained from animal sources and is therefore very important for vegetarian people.

  1. The milk is a good source of calcium which is good for your bones and nervous system.

  1. The Matcha tea can in this case ensure that the pancakes are slightly greener than normal.

  1. Mix all ingredients and heat a frying pan. Add coconut oil to prevent the batter from sticking to the pan. When the pancake gets firm, you can turn it. The real chefs then move the pan, but the use of a spatula is also allowed.

Finallyâ €!

  1. Matcha tea is very healthy and can be used in many different ways. The advantage of Matcha tea is that you absorb the leaves directly. This gives you more than 100 times more protective substances in your body than normal green tea. In addition, you also get more caffeine in your system which is good for alertness, but the L-theanine also provides a relaxing effect.

  1. This makes the tea ideal for morning meditation. You relax and yet collect energy for the rest of the day.

  1. You can buy matcha tea in the supermarket, but for the best quality it is best to go to a specialty store, website or market stall where they specialize in tea.

  1. Also download this free weight loss book. This free e-book has been hoping for many people in their battle to lose weight. It contains all kinds of practical tips that you can apply directly next to eating or drinking Matcha tea.

  1. Click here to download the e-book.



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