Are you struggling to lose weight and looking for a safe, effective solution to boost your metabolism and lower your blood sugar?
Experts agree, daily consumption of matcha tea for weight loss can help you reach your weight goals and achieve healthy outcomes through diet and nutrition.
Matcha contains catechins and caffeine, two compounds that create the synergetic effect on the body known as thermogenesis. Catechins, a class of antioxidant, help break down body fat, and when combined with caffeine, can help increase the amount of energy the body uses.
A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.
Studies indicate that taken on its own, matcha tea can reduce body fat and help limit the onset of diabetes and obesity.
One study conclude that daily consumption of tea containing 690 mg catechins for 12 wk reduced body fat, which suggests that the ingestion of catechins might be useful in the prevention and improvement of lifestyle-related diseases, mainly obesity. (PMID: 15640470)
Another study showed decreases in body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio, body fat mass, waist circumference, hip circumference, visceral fat area, and subcutaneous fat area were found to be greater in the catechin group than in the control group. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol was also decreased to a greater extent in the catechin group. No adverse effect was found. (PMID 17557985).
In conclusion, drinking matcha tea daily can support healthy weight loss.
Matcha can be prepared as a tea with water or added as an ingredient in lattes, smoothies and recipes.
Enjoy matcha everyday.
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Use between 1 and 2 teaspoons of matcha tea per 6-8 ounce latte depending on your preference for bold green tea flavor. You can experiment incrementally and add more, and you can always dilute your beverage with more water or milk.
Use water under a boil. Even if you are making an iced latte, preparing matcha as a paste with hot water is a good way to extract the most flavor from the tea. Avoid boiling water as this will “burn” the tea and bring out the bitter notes. Conversely, using ice will bring out the sweet notes. To do that, blend matcha, ice and water in a martini shaker and shake well for a rich liquor and vibrant tasting matcha base.
Our Gotcha Matcha blend contains ten percent early harvest matcha so it works for lattes or tea with bright green color, leafy aroma and satisfying flavor.
Matcha grades reflect when in the harvest the leaves were picked. Early harvest, or ceremony grade, matcha comes from leaves at the top of the plant selected very early in the season. These are completely de-stemmed and de-veined and have minimal astringency. Blending grade, also referred to as culinary grade, or second harvest, indicates the blend contains mature leaves exposed to the sun for longer and usually containing more of the bitter elements from the stems and veins.
Learn more on our Matcha Buyer’s Guide.
Yes, matcha contains caffeine. However the experience is very different than coffee. Matcha is a whole food, not an extract. When you drink it you ingest the whole leaf, unlike brewed teas. Rich in fiber, matcha slowly releases caffeine into the body along with calming and mood-enhancing amino acids. The effect is a sustained energetic lift, good for concentration and focus.
That’s up to you. The good news is that by preparing matcha lattes at home, you can control all the other ingredients that go into your beverage. By choosing alt mylks and sweeteners you can make a delicious and nutritious blend that is low on sugars and carbs. Check out this recipe using hemp seeds and a date.