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Green Tea and Protection from DNA Damage

North America has only experienced matcha in the marketplace for about 10 years, and it’s just now becoming a more recognized word. In Japanese , ‘ma’ means stone-ground, and ‘cha,’ means tea, or stone-ground tea called ‘matcha.’ Green tea leaves are lightly steamed and dried, then slowly ground into a nutrient rich powder. The matcha powder is whisked with hot water to become a delicious hot cup of tea. With matcha trending in the marketplace, it’s important to understand the health benefits and why it’s so beneficial to help maintain good health. . Matcha is loaded with polyphenols called EGCg’s. Fighting against the underlying causes of aging and disease here are several reasons why it’s important to include matcha in your daily diet:  Green tea offers neuro protection for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, this is specifically attributed to the polyphenols within matcha. Green tea is known to fight against excess Metabolic Syndrome, a combination of abdominal fat, high blood pressure, elevated glucose, and abnormal lipid profiles. Drinking a daily matcha can help reduce problems that result from metabolic syndrome …

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What is the Difference between Green Tea and Matcha?

Matcha really is a whole different category of green tea. Why? Because it is the whole tea leaf ground into a fine powder. When mixing matcha with water, the entire tea leaf is consumed with its high level of antioxidants and nutritive ingredients. Whereas, drinking brewed green tea leaves, only the steeped tea is consumed. Not all the benefits are received as when drinking the 100% ground powder. In Japan, tea leaves are quickly steamed to stop the oxidation process of the leaves after picking. The leaves are de-stemmed and called tencha. It is these tencha leaves that are ground into a very fine powder becoming matcha, meaning ‘stone-ground tea.’ The matcha powder such as Tea Lover’s from My Matcha Life is a beautiful bright green color, the tell-tale sign of a high quality matcha. This ‘drink it straight’ matcha is naturally smooth and sweet. It is high in antioxidants and contains the amino acid, l-theanine, known for its calming effects. Matcha is a good choice and a nice addition for tea lovers who love …

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Wellness

We created this special wellness page to present some products, in addition to drinking daily matcha, that you may find tremendously helpful for improving and maintaining your health! Creating wellness in our lives should be a top priority for all of us, but sometimes we need a little help. We recommend Boomers Forever Young natural nutritional products for health and wellness. Here are our goals: – Feel Great – Get Healthier – Stay strong – Restore Health – Stay youthful – Trim down to your optimal weight – Get real results and improve our lives. – Stay well Check out all the wonderful products at Boomers Forever Young. If you are interested in being an Affiliate for these nutritional products and for matcha, click the following links: Boomers Forever Young My Matcha Life

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Matcha has 3x more EGCg catechins than the ‘largest literature value’ of other green teas.

We like Tea Lover’s Ceremonial organic matcha for its complex, delicious flavor and for its high catechins value. Tea Lover’s is pure, authentic and smooth. Loaded with catechins and antioxidants, adding a cup of daily matcha to your routine is a great way to improve and maintain your health!                       

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A Cup of Matcha a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Cup of Matcha a Day Keeps the Doctor Away When I first began drinking matcha, it was to try a variation on tea, to have something new to drink. Of course, I also loved that it was a really bright green powder. I figured anything that green has to be really good for you! But after about three months of drinking matcha, I noticed I didn’t catch the usual winter cold. I would always load up on vitamin C during the winter, especially when people at the office started getting sick. You could actually watch the colds progress through the building; one by one, co-workers would start getting sick as the germs would transfer through the building, I believe through the ventilation system. Because I took natural herbs and vitamin C, plus natural juices, I was usually the last one to catch the cold, but none-the-less, the cold would finally catch up with me. . . however, not the year I started drinking matcha!  It was the first winter that I did not catch a cold, …

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What is Ceremonial Matcha?

Ceremonial Matcha is called ceremonial, because it is a high quality matcha grown and processed with great care that is used in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies. Tea bushes are carefully nurtured.  Tea grown with proper composting, nutrients and water from fresh water wells, makes a tremendous difference in the quality of the tea. To be considered ceremonial level matcha, the tea plants are shaded up to 21 days prior to hand-picking. The shading forces the chlorophyll up into the outermost top leaves of the tea plants. The tea leaves are washed, lightly steamed, and dried; then de-stemmed and de-veined. The leaves are laid out flat to dry, and are called tencha. Only these high quality tencha leaves are then stone-ground into the finest pure powder and called ‘ceremonial matcha.’  Japanese processors follow strict guidelines to ensure the highest quality ceremonial matcha. Because matcha is made from top-quality leaves, it delivers more of the healthful elements of green tea than the other forms of tea. Unique and rich in flavor, matcha creates a feeling of …