Miraculous Japanese Drink to Burn Fat, Stop Cancer, and More!

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Although you have probably heard about green tea and all the health benefits it can offer you, but there is one particular type of tea, originally from Japan, that is head and shoulders above every other type of drink on the planet. This type of tea is a special powdered type of green tea that is used in many traditional Japanese ceremonies, but in addition to that, it can fight cancer, burn fat, and improve your sports performance. What type of tea can do all this and more? Matcha green tea.

The secret behind this tea’s super power is in its polyphenol compounds. Matcha green tea contains a particular type of antioxidant called catechins, which provides these almost unbelievable health benefits for people who drink it regularly.

Keep reading and find out the top 10 health benefits you can gain from drinking just a cup or two of matcha green tea every day.

 

1. Lowers Cholesterol

Matcha green tea will lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in the blood, while increasing the good (HDL) levels. This will prevent heart disease and stroke.

 

2.  Powerful Detox Effect

Matcha tea contains chlorophyll, which is a super detoxifying agent and will remove heavy metals from the body as well. Imagine detoxing your body every day, rather than doing those three or seven day detox programs. All it takes is one or two cups every day.

 

3.  Improves Exercise Performance

Because matcha green tea contains the highest level of catechins of any food, it’s safe to assume that drinking this type of tea can have terrific benefits in the area of workout recovery time. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology published a study that evaluated the potential effect that matcha green tea had on mice who were afflicted with chronic fatigue syndrome. These mice were given extracts from matcha green tea, and then were forced to swim for 6 minutes each day for a 15 day period. After this intense activity, scientists found that all of the mice had significant increases in biochemical markers for cell death.

This means that matcha green tea can help speed the recovery in athletes who do high intensity workouts, and it can also reverse cellular damage.

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4.  Increased Weight Loss

Matcha green tea will help you burn more calories and might be the push you need to help you lose those last few stubborn pounds. Studies show that adding matcha tea in your daily diet can help you lose as much as 25 percent more weight than those who don’t drink it. Since this tea comes with zero side effects, you can feel good about drinking even 3 or 4 cups every day.

 

5.  The Fountain of Youth in a Cup

This tea is so loaded with antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that cause aging; you might start calling it the fountain of youth in a cup! Matcha green tea fights disease, and helps to protect you from UV radiation, which will go a long way towards keeping your skin and hair looking supple and youthful.

 

6.  Natural Energy

This ancient green tea will provide you with plenty of natural energy that will keep you going for hours. Many people enjoy a cup in the morning to get them going and then another cup in the afternoon to give them a boost to help them get through the afternoon slump without relying on sugary treats. Matcha does have caffeine, but it’s the combination of other nutrients that give this tea its super energy boosting effects.

 

SEE ALSO: Top 12 Herbs to Give You Energy All Day Long

 

7.  Super Memory and Concentration Power

When your body is relaxed, your mind becomes more clear and can work more efficiently. Matcha green tea can increase the brains secretion of serotonin and dopamine, the two neurotransmitters that are vital for preventing depression and stabilizing the mood.

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8. Relaxation

Although matcha green tea does have caffeine, it has a calming effect on the body and many people consume this tea before their regular meditation sessions. The relaxing ingredient in this tea is called L-theanine, which is a calming agent that will lower stress levels and balance the mind and body.

 

9.  Improved Immune System Function

The high levels of antioxidants in this tea act as natural antibiotics, which supports the immune system. Matcha green tea is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, and calcium, all of which contribute to the body’s immune system.

 

10. Cancer Prevention

We hate to go on and on about the antioxidants in this tea, but with all the exciting things they have to offer, we can’t help ourselves. One of the most powerful antioxidants in this tea is called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. This type of antioxidant is known for its incredible anti-cancer compounds. EGCG looks for free radicals and destroys them; in fact, matcha green tea has more than 100 times of these natural cancer fighters than any other type of tea on earth.

According to the NCI (National Cancer Institute), these antioxidants in matcha green tea are so powerful that consuming it regularly can lower your risk of developing cancer. EGCG does this by clinically proving that it can protect cells from DNA damage that is caused by reactive oxygen species. Matcha green tea polyphenols have been shown to inhibit the development of tumor cells and induce cancer cell destruction in studies done with animals. The catechins in this type of green tea also activate enzymes, such as quinone reductase, and glutathione S-transferase, that detoxify the body, and are also known for preventing the growth of certain types of tumors.

Think of matcha tea as a type of green tea on steroids. Because this type of tea is grown in the shade, it is substantially richer in chlorophyll and antioxidants than any other type of tea.

So, what are you waiting for? With something to offer everyone, why aren’t you drinking more matcha green tea?

References:

Cancer.gov

Sciencedirect.com

Onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Tandfonline.com