Matcha Helps Weight loss
Matcha green tea powder is an incredible ingredient to help in weight management for it’s ability to boost the metabolism, and the way it interacts in your body. Matcha helps weight loss through a number of key scientific reasons which we have outlined below!
Key Reasons why Matcha Helps Weight Loss
Matcha Boosts your Metabolism
Matcha contains incredibly high levels of the antioxidant EGCG. This antioxidant has been linked with boosting the metabolism where in one study matcha green tea increased study participants’ fat-burning capabilities by 17 percent when they engaged in exercise. When your metabolism is working better you burn more fat.
Matcha Helps Inhibits Fat Absorption
Matcha helps to stop your body from absorbing as much fat in your diet. Matcha does this by helping to block the ability of digestive enzymes to break down fat, a step necessary for fat to enter our cells. So instead of absorbing and storing all the fat from your diet, a greater ratio gets passed through the body.
Matcha is a Natural Detoxifier
Matcha is rich in Chlorophyll which is a cleanser that helps our body make and keep itself healthy. Chlorophyll de-acidifies and mineralises the environment of cells of the body. It helps to restore the acid-base balance and to normalise pH-value. Chlorophyll has a general cleansing and disinfecting capacity and thereby supports the immune system.
Chlorophyll transports oxygen to the cells and helps with the removal of CO2. More oxygen to the cells means better circulation, better organ functioning, better brain functioning, quicker repair of muscles and faster healing of burns, wounds and scars. Chlorophyll is particularly known as oxygen carrier, blood cleanser and blood builder.
All of this detoxification helps your body work more efficiently and therefore better able to metabolize and use energy.
Matcha Contains Natural Caffeine
Matcha does contain natural caffeine that will keep your energy levels up and make it easier for you to burn calories. Matcha, however, delivers caffeine slowly into your system and as a result it does not cause the energy spike and slump that often leaves coffee of energy drink consumers reaching for a sugar hit.
Matcha is a Stress Reducer
Matcha has been linked to raising the Serotonin and Dopamine levels in the brain which are the hormones responsible for happiness and well being. By reducing your stress levels your body will stop holding onto unnecessary fat around your midsection that is often caused by Cortisol (the stress hormone).
Matcha Helps the Energy Efficiency of your Body
A study published by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition reported that frequent consumption of quality green tea enhances the efficiency of the human body in utilizing energy. The research showed that the daily energy expenditure rate of adults increases 35-45% with regular consumption of green tea. So matcha green tea actually can increase your body’s ability to burn energy by up to 45%!
Why you should buy premium matcha?
In order to gain the full weight loss benefits of matcha you need to use premium matcha or higher so that the matcha contains the highest level of antioxidants, amino acids and nutrients.
Zen Green Tea matcha is premium grade and contains the highest antioxidant levels (1573 ORAC units per serve).
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