5 Awesome Benefits Of Matcha Tea For The Busy Entrepreneur

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As a busy entrepreneur you need to be maximizing your health to ensure you can continue to take your business and your life to the next level. Even if you’re not a tea drinker, you want to start adding Matcha tea into your day as the benefits of Matcha can really help you improve productivity and energy levels so you can take your business further.

So what is matcha tea?

benefits of matcha

Well think of it as green tea with a turbo charger! It’s a special type of powdered green tea that is actually shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of growth and then hand picked. The shading actually increases the chlorophyll content and helps to produce the awesome green bright green color of matcha. It also increases the production of L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that helps to give green tea its ability to both stimulate and calm you at the same time.

The leaves are then finely ground into a powder which when mixed with hot water makes a rich frothy green tea.

So why should this be your tea of choice?

Check out the 5 awesome benefits of matcha tea for the busy entrepreneur!

benefits of matcha

1. Increased concentration & mental alertness

With so many things on the go, being able to increase your ability to concentrate and boosting mental alertness can be super important to your productivity levels.

Matcha tea was actually used by monks for over a millennium to help them meditate and relax while remaining alert. This is because of the L-Theanine in the leaves of matcha, which actually promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain. These alpha waves promote relaxation without drowsiness, mental clarity, alertness, concentration and focus.

L-Theanine also helps your body produce dopamine & serotonin (find out more about these neurotransmitters and why they are important HERE). These boost concentration, improve memory and can also affect mood. It has also been found to assist in reducing the physiological and psychological effects on stress on the body which can be super beneficial in our busy and stressful work day.

2. Improve immune function

No one wants to have to take time off their business or busy lives due to illness. So doing what you can to boost your immune system to reduce downtime is super important!

Matcha tea is jam packed full of antioxidants which are a key component of helping your body fight diseases and infections. Just one cup of Match tea has the equivalent antioxidants of 10 cups of regular green tea. I know what I would prefer to drink!

Matcha also contains polyphenols, catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which help you boost your immune system and promotes overall health. Additionally, you are getting potassium, vitamins A & C, calcium and iron in each cup.

3. Boost energy

Matcha tea can be an awesome alternative to coffee as it contains a different form of caffeine known as theophylline that sustains energy levels unlike the lows that follow after your usual coffee boost. The slower release of energy to your body helps to regulate your hormone levels and functionality of your adrenal glands.

It can also not only boost energy but levels of endurance so much so that Samuris in Japan actually used to drink Matcha tea before going into battle due to the energy release it provided.

4. Helps detoxify & improves gastrointestinal function

One of the benefits of Matcha is the high levels of chlorophyll which result from the tea leaves being covered prior to harvest. These high levels make matcha a powerful detoxifier that can help you remove chemical toxins and heavy metals by flushing them from your body.

Matcha tea can also be really helpful for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, which seem to be super common in the people I work with.

5. Fat burning properties

A bonus benefit of matcha is its powerful fat burning properties. It has great thermogenic properties, which helps boost your metabolism and burn fat faster.  Tim Ferris in the 4-hour body actually talks about the benefits of EGCG in matcha in increasing your fat burn up to 40%.  The catechins in Matcha can also increase the amount of calories you burn during exercise and after exercise.

So how do we get more matcha tea into our day?

Matcha tea is becoming more and more popular and so can often be purchased at health food stores in your area. A great place you can also buy Matcha tea is from THRIVE.

Click HERE to check out the Matcha teas they have on offer and also HERE if you want to find out more about THRIVE Market and why I love it!

One of the other awesome things about Matcha is it actually tastes great! So I love drinking it just with hot water however you can add almond milk or coconut milk and a little honey if you like to make a creamer drink with amazing health benefits!



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