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Famous Matcha Tea fans

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Matcha Tea is undoubtedly the super food of 2017, with an ever growing army of regular matcha drinkers supported by a growing volume of scientific data which supports the ever expanding list of matcha health benefits.

But did you also know that there is also a growing number of celebrities embracing the goodness of matcha tea? Below is just a number of celebrities who are regular drinkers.

 

Ashley Olsen (born June 13 1986) is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, producer and author.

Ashley was spotted in New York regularly leaving her gym routine with a cup of matcha in hand (possibly her post workout drink), and loaded with antioxidants, who could blame her?

 

Alessandra Ambrosio (born April 11 1981) is an actress and model with roles in Casino Royale and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Alessandra has been regularly seen sporting a cup of matcha in one hand and her gym kit in the other.

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Kristin Cavallari (born January 5 1987) is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress.

Kristin an avid active lifestyle fan has been tweeting regularly about her favourite matcha drinking including a delicious matcha and almond milk recipe.

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Gwyneth Paltrow (born September 27 1972) is an American actress, singer, comedienne and food writer.

Gwyneth is a massive fan of the green stuff featuring it in one of her recipe books and swears by its ability to curb those 4pm hunger pangs.

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Hannah Bronfman (born October 26th 1987) is a DJ, model, and entrepreneur from Manhattan.

A quick look at Hannah’s Instagram feed will reveal her passion for morning matcha latte’s as well countless matcha recipes.

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But matcha tea isn’t only for the rich and famous, it’s the super food for 2017 helping everyday people achieve their health and well being goals, so why not give it a try. We offer a 5 day matcha trial pack for only £2!

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Matcha lollipop recipe

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This is a great healthy matcha ice lolly recipe that incorporates yogurt for a fuller ice cream taste as well as porridge oats for a sensational crunchy taste, topped off with matcha powder for a super antioxidant boost!

Ingredients

500ml plain yogurt

2 tb honey, or more to taste

2 tsp matcha powder

a pinch of maldon salt (or any salt flakes)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

50g porridge oats

Instructions

Simply whisk together all the ingredients except for the porridge oats.

Taste and add honey to suit your taste.

Fold in the porridge oats.

Spoon the mixture into lollipop molds, insert ice lolly sticks, and freeze for a few hours.

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7 mega matcha benefits for bodybuilders

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Matcha green tea is an ancient green tea from Japan that was originally discovered by Buddhist monks to help them stay mentally alert and relaxed during meditations.

Not long after Shogun warriors discovered matcha would give them extra energy and mental alertness during battle.

Fast forward to the 21st century and budding bodybuilders are only just discovering the power of matcha to stay healthy and build muscle mass. Here’s 7 reasons you should consider the green stuff if you want to become an incredible hulk – but without the anger management issues.


Boosts metabolism

Green tea is scientifically proven to boost your metabolism [1] thus helping you to burn calories. The antioxidants in matcha have been shown to increase your bodies metabolic rate and thermogenesis (the rate at which your body burns calories) by as much as 400%! (from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure).

Increases fat oxidisation

Green tea is scientifically proven to increase oxidisation of fat by an average of 17% by using it as an energy source for your body [2]. The antioxidants in green tea (matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than any other green tea) causes fat cells to break down by inhibiting an essential enzyme, thus helping you lose weight.

Increases endurance

Green tea is scientifically proven to increase endurance by 30% [3] due to a combination of increased metabolism (calorie burn) and fat oxidisation (increasing the usage of fat as an energy source) to allow you to train for longer.

Fibre

Matcha tea leaves contain high levels of easily absorbable dietary fiber, this helps improve bowel movements as well stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Lowers LDL Cholestoral

Matcha green tea is scientifically proven to significantly lower your bad LDL cholesterol [4]which is good as lower cholesterol is good for the heart, making you healthier overall and helping prolong training sessions.

Detoxifies

Matcha green tea is grown in the shade, this increases the plants chlorophyll (the chemical that makes the leaf green) production. Chloropyll is known to detoxify the body of toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disrupters. [5]

Improves bone density

Green tea and its bioactive content have been shown to improve bone density [6], making your bones stronger and healthier and more resilient fractures or breaks.


 


 

  1. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full
  2. Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18326618
  3. Green tea extract improves endurance capacity and increases muscle lipid oxidation in mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15563575
  4. Xin-Xin Zheng, Yan-Lu Xu, et al. Green tea intake lowers fasting serum total and LDL cholesterol in adults: a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials Am J Clin Nutr August 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21715508
  5. What Are the Benefits of Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll? http://www.livestrong.com/article/489526-what-are-the-benefits-of-drinking-liquid-chlorophyll/
  6. Effect of green tea and Tai Chi on bone health in postmenopausal osteopenic women: a 6-month randomized placebo-controlled trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3288336/
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How to boost your brain power at work WITHOUT coffee

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So you work hard and need your caffeine dose to concentrate, stay mentally alert and see you through the day right?

Well there’s certainly nothing wrong with working hard and for a lot of us, myself included it’s a fact of working life, long hours, lots to do and we need to be concentrated and in the zone for longer.

So lot’s of workers in offices all over drink coffee throughout the day to keep going, but coffee has lots of negative side effects.

This includes jitteriness, insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate and in extreme cases headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats.
But guess what? you can get all the benefits of coffee without the side effects by drinking Matcha tea, a 100% natural drink.

Matcha has been scientifically proven to boost concentration and energize your body thanks to good amounts of ECGC, Amino acids and L-theanine.

Leading nutritionists also recommend Matcha as a great alternative to coffee and it’s not surprising it’s also been labelled “the smart man’s red bull”

What’s more unlike your normal morning coffee, matcha will also give you a good dose of antioxidants to boost your immunity and protect your cells from damage as well as catchetins which have been shown to attack cancer and detoxify your body by removing heavy metals from your system.

So there you have it, how to boost your brain power at work!