MMatcha tea has also become all the rage right now due to its addition in the sirtfood diet plan. It has emerged as the sirtfood superfood post the major weight loss transformation of singer Adele. She lost a ton of weight using the Sirtfood diet, which involves a strict list of foods that dieters have to eat. Matcha green tea is one of the drinks that the diet plan entails and her latest pictures are proof that once paired with good exercise, matcha tea really does help one lose weight in a healthy way.
Units: Micromoles trolox equivalents (TE) per gram.
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Matcha tea is produced in Japan and has been consumed as a ceremonial tea for centuries. Both matcha and green tea come from the same Camellia sinensis plant, but while green tea refers to the actual leaves, matcha is the ground powder of green tea leaves.
The green tea bags are first steeped in hot water, whereas matcha grounds are added to water and traditionally mixed with a bamboo whisk.
Matcha and green tea have different flavor profiles, cultivation, preparation methods, and even health benefits. While green tea is grown in the sun, matcha is shade-grown during the final weeks before harvest. The shade increases chlorophyll levels in the tea leaves and turns them darker.
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Here's what we found:
#1TheMatchaBenefit - It’s high in Antioxidants
Matcha is not just a beautiful burst of green. It contains a class of antioxidants known as catechins. And it’s particularly high in epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG more than other green teas which helps one feel energised all day and also aids in weight loss.
#TheMatchaBenefit - Weight Loss Superpower
Matcha is rich in catechins, which have been shown to positively affect a person’s body weight and body fat mass. When accompanied with a healthy diet and regular exercise these special antioxidants can lower one’s
BMI and even make inch loss much easier. One of our favourite superpowers of this superfood is that it can naturally help your body speed up your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories and reduce the excess fat storage in a process known as “thermogenesis.”
#TheMatchaBenefit - Healthy Heart
Green tea is one of the best drinks for heart health and matcha has a higher nutrient profile. Green tea has been shown to reduce levels of total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides which also helps prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, another factor that may protect against heart disease.
We were pleasantly gratified by the ancient matcha tea ceremony we experienced in Kyoto Japan. We were overwhelmed by its intense colour, distinct flavour and the way of making. The health benefits and antioxidant levels elevated matcha much higher than any other superfoods out there.
The matcha imported into the country is of low quality, displayed by it’s dull colour and no actual aroma. Consumption of such a product was unthinkable. Hence, we decided to bring the real authentic taste of Japanese Matcha to India and started Heapwell.
Matcha being a delicate product has a short lifespan. It should be bright green in colour with fresh grassy aroma. Matcha starts losing its freshness when exposed to air, light and higher temperatures.
We being a small company, order our matcha in small batches. The tencha (leaves of matcha yet to be ground) is processed for grinding once we place an order. This guarantees a fresh and aromatic matcha reaches our customers, always.
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