4 Reasons to Drink Matcha Tea for Female Health
Matcha tea or as its scientifically known Camellia Sinensis, is a finely ground, bright green powdered tea. It is prepared from high quality shade grown leaf tencha. This helps reduce the pace of photosynthesis slowing down the growth of plants providing the leaves with a darker shade of green and stimulating the production of chlorophyll and amino acids.
Matcha can be used as a drink and more frequently we are seeing it used as an ingredient in cakes and treats.
One of the easiest ways to use matcha is in a tea. Very simply use ¼ tsp of matcha powder into a cup, add a few drops of hot (not boiling) water and mix into a paste with a spoon, add more hot water to the mixture and stir (try 1 tsp to 6 oz of water) and adjust measurement to suit your tastes. Adding milk or honey to suit your tastes are also popular.
While there are many benefits to drinking matcha tea we identified some ways in which it is beneficial for female health:
1. Supports hormone balance
Matcha contains a healthy form of caffeine known as theophylline which releases energy slower helping to support in supporting the functionality of adrenal glands. When the adrenal glands are under pressure they can have an adverse affect on other hormones like insulin causing fluctuations in blood sugar and cravings and our female sex hormones impacting reproduction and menstruation.
2. Boosts brain function
Matcha contains a compound called L-theanine, which alters the effects of caffeine, promoting alertness and helping avoid the crash in energy levels that can follow caffeine consumption.
Research has shown that consuming 2 grams of green tea powder daily for two months helped improve brain function in the aging population.
3. Promotes weight loss
Many weight loss supplements will feature green tea. While it help balance blood sugar, match also contains Catechins that can help boost metabolism promoting fat loss.
4. Improves heart health
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of deaths in women. Some studies have shown that drinking green tea, which has a similar nutrient profile to matcha, may help protect against heart disease as it also aids in reducing the levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, and hepatic glucose content in diabetic individuals.
All in all, together with a well balanced diet consuming matcha tea on a regular basis can support hormones health, blood sugar, heart health, concentration and we
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Elysia Doody is a Functional Nutritionist & Exercise Coach specialising in female health and wellness.
She’s embraced Functional Medicine to address her health concerns, and is now helping as many women as possible in a similar position.
Taking everything she’s learned through education, her own health, and working with clients, she’s keen to share it all through online programmes.
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