You may be well aware of the benefits of drinking matcha green tea for weight loss, but are you really getting the most out of this amazing ‘super food’?
Green tea can help you burn more fat thanks to a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins. In particular, the catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) has been shown to increase the body’s metabolic rate and increase fat oxidation by up to 33%! (This is the reason why green tea is included in so many fat-burning supplements)
However, in order to enjoy these benefits, you would need to drink around 10 cups of green tea EACH DAY! That’s a lot of trips to the bathroom! Fortunately, there is a better option - matcha green tea powder!
Matcha green tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha green tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder. Matcha green tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green colour and antioxidant properties. This miracle elixir has been consumed for over a millennium in the Far East, and is now considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today.
The potent polyphenols found in matcha green tea can also help calm your mind, boost your energy, detox your body and fight disease.
You can prepare matcha as a tea, however, I prefer to add a teaspoon to my daily green smoothie. Not only am I turbo-charging my fat loss efforts, I am also getting a hefty dose of anti-ageing antioxidants. (Matcha green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea!)
It’s important to note that although green tea has potent fat-burning qualities, it should form part of a healthy lifestyle that includes getting regular exercise, eating natural foods, getting good quality sleep and learning to manage your stress.
Try my fat-burning, anti-ageing smoothie recipe!
1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender for 30 seconds.
*Add 1 scoop natural protein powder for a protein boost