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Green Tea and Resistance Training Promote Weight Loss and Increase Metabolism

The American Botanical Council has published a study researching the effects green tea, paired with resistance training, can have on weight loss and metabolism boosts in overweight or obese women. Researchers in Sao Paulo, Brazil have completed a study which they believe helps prove that green tea promotes weight loss and overall loss of body… read more

Matcha: Nature’s Energy Drink

Do you ever find yourself running low on energy and looking for a healthy pick-me-up? If you’re like many Americans, you frantically search for products to help keep you going throughout your very busy and hectic day. The only options are sugar ladened energy drinks (not to mention all the other junk they put it… read more

Matcha and L-Theanine

L- Theanine and Matcha: A healthy partnership A 2001 study suggests that the combination of L-theanine and caffeine “improves the ability to multi-task and reduces task-induced fatigue.” Matcha is one of natures highest sources of L-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid that increases alpha wave production in the brain. Studies have shown that L-theanine may:… read more

Jade Monksicle – matcha green tea popsicle

Once again, we were utterly amazed by the creativity of our beloved food bloggers. Our friend over at whipped up this Jade Monk Palau Peach matcha popsicle. We could only think that this would be a hit with the children during those hot summer months (read ‘Matcha Green Tea, a Healthy Drink for Kids‘).… read more

Matcha Key Lime Mousse

We were recently blown away by the creativity of one of our favorite bloggers – The Weekend Gourmet. Never in a million years did we ever envision our flavored matcha to be used in desserts (although it is quite awesome in ice cream and various smoothies). The brainchild behind this made an amazing matcha key… read more

Alzheimers prevented by green tea EGCG

Extracts from green tea may block the formation of beta-amyloid plaques that have been linked to the onset ofAlzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, according to new laboratory data.  The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reports that green tea extract, and in particular the powerful polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) prevented the… read more

Tea bags not as healthy as you thought – potential toxin hazard. With matcha, there are no bags

By Dr. Mercola I’ve long advocated drinking tea in lieu of coffee, but the downside of modern food technology is again rearing its ugly head and causing brand new health concerns over this otherwise healthful brew. A recent article in The Atlantic1 raises questions about the safety of plastic tea bags, some of which have fancy pyramid… read more

Matcha green tea, a healthy drink for kids

 What do parents worry about or consider when selecting a drink to give their children? Are they worried about the empty calories, sugar content, or even perhaps the caffeine content of many of the top sodas/drinks on the market today? Based on current statistics, it doesn’t seem as though any of the above aspects are… read more

Not all matcha tea products are the same

In Japan, there are extremely strict standards which dictate what growers are candidates to produce the finest tea in the world…Matcha tea. In order to be considered a grower of matcha tea, the plantation must have a history of growing green tea for over 50 years as well as following the strictest standards recognized for… read more

Adding sugar to green tea improves antioxidant assimilation

A new evaluation has demonstrated that incorporating sugar to green tea can assist the body easily assimilate helpful molecules that assist deal with health problems. Mario Ferruzzi, head investigator and associate professor of food science and nutrition at Purdue University, insists that incorporating sugar to green tea would improve the absorbability of catechins obtained in… read more