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Weight Loss

Lots of evidence supports green tea consumption as an aid to weight loss. Matcha, being the most potent form of green tea has 10 times the nutrients and is exponentially higher in antioxidants than regular green tea. Studies point to certain antioxidant elements such as EGCG showing a lot of potential as aids to weight loss.

In the recent book, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets, Matcha is listed as one of the ways A-list celebrities are staying in shape.

Some studies suggest that a 6 month regimen of regular green tea drinking can increase metabolism by up to 40%.

Koyu Matcha Green Tea helps weight loss in 4 different ways:

Research seems to point to a synergistic effect between caffeine and catechin polyphenols which prolongs thermogenesis (fat-burning), one study involving EGCG found that those who took 90mg of EGCG 3 times a day burned 266 calories more per day than those who didn’t. {23}

In addition, this synergistic effect increases metabolism over a 24 hour period as opposed to the immediate period after consumption as is the case with caffeine alone. So Matcha Tea is a great slimming tea.

A further synergistic effect has been noted between caffeine and exercise so getting active will help you to lose even more weight when drinking Matcha.

Green tea polyphenols have been shown to markedly inhibit the process of fat digestion in humans, reducing the amount of energy being stored as fat in the body. Recent studies suggest that green tea is especially effective in the reduction of abdominal fat. So join our customers who have noticed precisely this effect from one month of  Matcha drinking.

Matcha regulates insulin and glucose levels. So unlike coffee, Matcha controls your food cravings rather than causes them. Matcha’s slow release of energy can last for anything up to a whole day for some of our customers who have found matcha to be effective at keeping them off sweet things where other options have failed. The theanine in matcha also curbs psychological cravings and is especially beneficial for those trying to quit smoking and avoid the urge to substitute snack.

A typical serving of unsweetened Matcha has approximately 3 calories.

In addition to this Matcha has some benefits other weight-loss aids don’t

  • Does not raise blood pressure like most diet pills so its suitable for those with blood pressure problems.
  • Registers as zero on the glycemic index so suitable for diabetics etc…
  • Studies point to green tea freshening the breath and strengthening teeth.

[1.] Dulloo AG, Duret C, Rohrer D, et al. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. Am J Clin Nutrition 1999;70:1040-1045.