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Matcha Tea

Matcha tea: the next level of green tea?

Woman drinking from mugWe all know about the wonderful benefits of green tea. Green tea is made from tea leaves that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. This means that green tea leaves are packed with a variety of enzymes, amino acids, polyphenols, flavanols and caffeine. It has been touted to have anti-cancer effects, stroke-reducing effects and lowers cholesterol within the blood.

Matcha, on the other hand, is made from high quality, whole tea leaves arising from the same plant as green tea. It is finely grounded into powder form. Due to the fact you are consuming whole tea leaves, it contains much higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins compared to normal steeped green tea. Among the benefits of matcha:
- antioxidant powerhouse โ€“ a research by Tufts University reports that matcha possesses up to 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries
- contains catechins (epigallocatechin gallate) โ€“ an anti-cancer compound
- contains L-theanine โ€“ helps create alpha waves in the brain which promotes relaxation and focus
- provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- rich in fiber and chlorophyll

Caution has to be said about overconsuming green tea (and matcha by that extension). High doses can cause liver toxicity.
Nonetheless, the benefits of green tea and matcha means that it is worth a look as part of our daily health regime.

We even recommend them as part of our amalgam detoxification protocol!
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