Matcha Green Tea: The Super Antioxidant, by Claudia Hutchinson

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Matcha tea is basically ground green tea leaves so 1 cup of matcha tea will give you all the antioxidants & benefits of 10 cups of regular
brewed green tea.
Matcha tea has tons of antioxidants (great for us in fighting all those free radicals that we breathe in as we bike and run), it will keep your
immune system strong and ward off infection, and it’s a great energy booster….but it won’t give you any caffeine jitters.
it’s considered a “superfood”. Here’s a snapshot list of its benefits:
  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Fights against viruses and bacteria
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms and relaxes
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Is rich in fiber
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Does not raise insulin levels
You can purchase mat cha tea at health food stores, I’m sure Goodness Me carries it. In Oakville you can buy it at Organic Garage and Whole
I actually buy the Genmai Green Tea powder (genmai is a type of green tea that has a nutty flavour and is less bitter in my opinion). The
manufacturer is Rishi and you can buy a box that containers a dozen single serving pouches. It’s quite convenient, I carry it in my purse so
when I’m out (like at Coffee Culture) I order a green tea latte then add the powder to it for extra umph!!
At home I put a green  tea bag in a mug, empty a pouch of genmai green tea powder, fill the cup half way with boiling water, give it a really good
stir with a whisk then fill the rest of the way with hot almond milk. It’s really a nice treat in the afternoon.