Featured Food: Matcha, low glycemic and antioxidant powerhouse

Matcha is loaded with antioxidant support

I’ve discussed tea before and we’ve all heard that green tea is exceptionally good for you, but matcha gets top marks in the tea department. Difference in matcha and regular green tea? You’re actually ingesting the whole tea leaf. It made be hard to believe but this actually makes it 10 times greater in antioxidant support than traditional green tea! What else is great about matcha?

  • Antioxidants (greater even than powerhouses blueberries and spinach) and catechins (only found in green tea). EGCg’s (a catechin) are the main contender here. They comprise 60% of matcha antioxidant content and have the broadest and most potent cancer-fighting properties.
  • Chlorophyll (hence the color): helps remove heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
  • Naturally mood enhancing: L-theanine is an amino acid known to relax moods (the caffeine doesn’t hurt either).
  • 0 glycemic, so it won’t spike your insulin levels
  • high in fiber
  • also contain vitamin C, tocopherals, carotenoids, selenium, zinc, and manganese

Matcha is great for antioxidant content to fight free radical damage and its nonexistent sugar content and high fiber make it compatible for weight loss. For more on our weight loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net. 

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