Matcha Green Tea.
What is it?
Why such praise?
Keeping it short and sweet - one cup of Matcha green tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea.
Ok - but why is this different from other green tea? Instead of seeping a tea bag, Matcha green tea is actually ground leaves - providing you with the benefit of ingesting maximum antioxidants. When compared to other foods possessing antioxidants, Matcha green tea has almost 61 times that of spinach, 7 times of dark chocolate and 17 times of blueberries.
A list the multiple health benefits are also associate with Matcha Green Tea - lowers "bad" cholesterol, anti-aging, weight loss aid, cancer prevention, rich in fiber, mind-booster and energy-promoter, to name a few.
When purchasing Matcha Green Tea - it can be found in both health food stores, as well as tea shops (I purchased a "kit" at Teavana and drink the tea every single day). I recommend organic, as it is free from pesticides, artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
Granted, I admit - Matcha green tea is an acquired taste. I personally enjoy the tea, although some tend to refer to it as "grassy." How does one eliminate the 'natural, earthy-ness' of the tea? First, boil water, then allow to cool slightly (about five minutes) - then pour over green tea. I add a touch of Stevia or Truvia (both natural) in order to sweeten the drink slightly. A squeeze of lemon will also aid in brightening the tea with a fresh hint of citrus. Grapefruit is another addition.
If you simply cannot stomach the tea, you can always mix it with another tea flavor... for instance, make a batch of peach or raspberry sun tea, then mix with Matcha green tea... it will dilute the taste while retaining the health benefits.
Paired with edamame (either fresh or roasted), and your body will adore the rush of health kicks. A brilliant afternoon snack to keep your mind sharp, body energized, bathing suit looking fantastic and heart healthy.
"C'est toujours une solution..."
"There's always a solution."
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