Time to talk tea on the blog today! You may already know that I am tea fanatic, and I want talk about the benefits I’ve noticed after recently drinking this green tea religiously everyday! I would also like to address how important it is to support organic tea farms with ethical tea production practices. Organic tea is grown without the use of chemicals, where conventional tea farms will use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides to produce for the masses in a short span of time. These chemicals will have a long-term and harmful effect not only to your body, but also on the environment. Purchasing from organic farming practices, you are supporting farmers who promote biodiversity using organic faming methods, and not compromising your health and the environment.
Now let’s get in to the tea I have been obsessing over lately, matcha green tea!
The antioxidant value of matcha green tea is unparalleled to any other types of tea.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, especially EGCG, a nutrient plant compound that has numerous benefits to your health. EGCG is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals in the body that are linked to cancer, prevents heart disease improves cognition through creation of neurons in the brain, and contains a polyphenol that promotes fat burn and weight loss.
According to Matcha Source, these are some benefits of drinking matcha green tea:
Boost metabolism and burn calories
Detoxifies the body
Calms the mind and relaxes the body
Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
Enhance mood and concentration
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Believe it or not, to match the potent antioxidant value in matcha green tea, you would have to drink at lease ten cups of brewed loose leaf green tea! The best way to take advantage of the antioxidants in green tea is to consume the entire leaf; matcha green tea is stoneground and provides a powerful dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that traditional loose-leaf teas won’t provide.
One of the craziest things about matcha green tea is how naturally nutritious it is, preventing chronic disease and premature aging. In a recent study featured in a Matcha Source article, experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha green tea posses an antioxidant value 20x more than pomegranates and blueberries! The ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) test shows matcha green tea at a rating of 1,573-units/ gram, opposed to pomegranates at 105 units and blueberries at 93 units.
I hope this article encourages you to promote healthy habits in your daily life, and consuming organic matcha green tea regularly is the perfect place to start!