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Why Green Tea Is The New Black

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  • Teresa Cutter

A cup of black tea may be your traditional breakfast or afternoon brew that keeps you going, but many people are turning to green tea for its energy boosting effects with less the amount of caffeine.

While there are several variations of green tea such as matcha, or oolong tea, I love the taste of organic genmaicha (named Uplifting Zen), which is a delicious and popular form of organic green tea as it contains both green tea with subtle notes of popcorn and roasted brown rice.

I love this tea when I want a soothing and refreshing drink between meals. Because it has minimal amounts of caffeine, it makes it easier to sip at any time of day, without having an effect on your sleep later that night.

If you haven’t discovered the benefits of green tea, read on to discover why I absolutely love this health-boosting brew.

In fact, according to Journal of the American College of Nutrition, green tea may contribute to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.

 

Genmaicha tea is rich in polyphenols, such as catechins and gallic acid, as well as other antioxidants like carotenoids and ascorbic acid.

 

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING GREEN TEA:

GREEN TEA SUPPORTS WEIGHT LOSS

One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a molecule that naturally has metabolism boosting and thermogenic affects in the body, meaning it gently supports weight loss.

Green tea also works as a fat blocker. It blocks the ability of digestive enzymes to break down fat, a step necessary for fat to enter our cells.  It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate like coffee making it a great alternative.

Green tea also works as a fat blocker. It blocks the ability of digestive enzymes to break down fat, a step necessary for fat to enter our cells.

GREEN TEA IS ANTI-AGEING

Researchers think the health properties of green tea are mostly due to polyphenols, chemicals with potent antioxidant potential. In fact, the antioxidant effects of polyphenols seem to be greater than vitamin C. Healthy Chef Genmaicha tea is rich in polyphenols such as EGCG, the most studied polyphenol compound in green tea.

GREEN TEA IS ENERGY-BOOSTING

Green tea does contain caffeine but only small amounts. The caffeine in green tea is assimilated and absorbed very slowly (over 6-8 hours). This is a  huge difference from the quick 30-minute energy spike with the caffeine in coffee.

 

Green tea can actually help stabilise blood sugar and reduces stress on the adrenal glands. All the energy benefits are obtained without the negative side effects.

 

GREEN TEA SUPPORTS IMMUNITY

The antioxidants in Healthy Chef Organic Genmaicha are beneficial in strengthening the immune system; green tea keeps the immune system running normally. Healthy immune systems are better at handling infections from bacteria and viruses.

GREAT TEA HELPS WITH STRESS / ADRENAL SUPPORT

Healthy Chef Genmaicha can help to make you feel relaxed, calm and happy due to the high levels of L-theanine, an amino acid compound found in green tea, which has been studied for its calming effects on the nervous system. This green tea also contains alkaloids including caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline,  which provide green tea’s stimulant effects. Healthy Genmaicha energises your body and relaxes your mind, supporting your health in every way.

Green tea can actually help stabilise blood sugar and reduces stress on the adrenal glands. All the energy benefits are obtained without the negative side effects.

There are plenty of other teas that help to enhance health and wellbeing. If organic green tea or genmaicha is not your cup of tea, you can read about the many benefits of other herbal tea blends in What Tea Is Best For You?

 

HOW TO BREW

To prepare Genmaicha (Uplifting Zen), use 1 heaping teaspoonful of loose-leaf tea for each cup of water. Genmaicha, like other green teas, should be steeped at a lower temperature than black or oolong teas. The ideal water temperature is 80 degrees C. Steep your genmaicha for no longer than 1 minute to make it smooth and delicious. You can also have multiple infusions with Genmaicha (uplifiting Zen) so 1 teaspoon will easily brew 3 delicious cups

 

 

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3 Responses to “Why Green Tea Is The New Black”
  1. Pauline says:

    I really should give this a try. I like green tea and the health benefits are very convincing.

  2. Donna Z says:

    This sounds like green tea is the best. I was just wondering about white tea, are there any health benefits to drinking it. From my very limited understanding white tea is just the very young leaves of green tea….so would it have the same health benefits as green tea? Have a most wonderful day.Cheers Donna Z :)

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