Superfood Wednesday: Matcha!

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Peace Soulstars,

So, yesterday I shared a simple, recipe for matcha tea latte.  I’ve been sold on matcha green tea for years now.  Matcha green tea is the highest quality powdered green tea.  Not only do I love the taste but knowing how good it is for me makes it even better.  It’s so amazing that there is data about it preventing HIV.  I know.  Sounds farfetched but I don’t doubt anything until it’s proven to be wrong.  The mere fact that it’s high in chlorophyll and cancer fighting is enough for me.  The list of health benefits is quite extensive as you can tell so far.

Just recently I read about how monks have been known to drink it before meditating as it is a great calming aid for them.   High levels of L-Theanine in matcha is the reason behind the mood enhancing benefits which allow for an improved relaxed state.  According to an article on naturallivingideas.com, “It promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other “downers.”

I can attest for the increase in energy.  When I start my day with matcha I do have an increase in focus, concentration, and energy.   Sometimes I sip on it in the middle of the day for an added boost.  Matcha is said to be an effective aid to weight loss because it boosts your metabolism, detoxifies your body, and prevents fat absorption.  Find detailed information about the weight loss benefits of matcha here.

That in and of itself is probably enough to at least spark your curiosity.  Keep in mind if you don’t incorporate some form of physical exercise with diet changes your chances of losing weight while keeping it off will be slim to none.  The other benefits cannot be accounted for unless I have my blood levels checked but I can tell that it’s good for my by the way I feel.  Honestly, I can say that it boosts my mood as well.  That’s why I like to start my day with it.  Also, keep in mind that these benefits are conducive to your lifestyle and level of health.  It’s not meant to be a “quick fix”.  Read more about the health benefits of matcha green tea here.

Love and light,

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Author: Angelica

My name is Angelica and I am a licensed certified social worker who has a passion for helping people understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, I am a devoted wife and mother whose other interests include music, art, reading, exercise, meditation, and cooking. Amanisoul is a synthesis of the name "Amani" which means harmony and peace in swahili and the word "soul" which means essence or spiritual self. Discovering one's inner peace involves being healthy mentally and physically. Mental and physical health coexist inevitably. I make it my mission to promote healthy living and the impact of positive lifestyle changes on mental health.

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