All About Matcha Tea

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One beverage that you should be taking note of is that of matcha tea. Many people are unaware of this tea and are missing out on the powerful benefits it has to offer.

What’s so great about Matcha tea?

Let’s go over what you need to know.

What Is Matcha Tea?

First a quick explanation of what Matcha tea is. This tea variety is a highly concentrated form of green tea that brings additional benefits to the body.

Most people already know how healthy green tea is, so think of this as a supercharged form.

Matcha tea typically comes in powdered format and is used to create tea from there.

The Benefits Of Matcha Tea

So what benefits will you reap from Matcha tea?

First, it’s a highly concentrated form of antioxidants. This will help to reduce oxidation in the body and combat free radical damage. Per one cup of Matcha tea that you consume, you’ll take in about the same level of antioxidants as ten cups of green tea.

Antioxidants are important for preventing the process of aging as well as combating disease associated with oxidation such as heart disease and cancer.

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Next, Matcha tea also contains L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that has a calming effect on the body. This combined with the natural dose of caffeine it provides give you the ultimate in concentration enhancement. You’ll find yourself extremely focused yet incredibly calm when drinking Matcha tea.

Finally, just like green tea, Matcha tea can help to boost your metabolic rate, promoting higher rates of fat burning in the body. If weight loss is your goal, Matcha tea should be a consideration.

So as you can see, there are many benefits to using Matcha tea. If you aren’t crazy about it in tea form, feel free to simply mix the powder into protein smoothies or other beverages that you are creating instead so you can still reap the benefits it has to offer.

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Shannon Clark holds a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Sports Performance and Psychology. In addition to her degree, she is an AFLCA certified personal trainer and has been working in the field for over 12 years now, helping others lose weight, build muscle, and improve their athletic performance. She’s worked with people of all ages and helped them find the right fitness path for themselves. She is a regular contributor to Bodybuilding.com and has also contributed well over 400 articles to a variety of different websites dedicated towards muscle building and athletic performance. For more about her, find her at ShannonClarkFitness.com.