If you are looking for a refreshing cool drink with a zest this is it! It’s the most amazingly tasting but so beneficial at the time kinda drink I have ever tried. Yes I am getting addicted to Matcha.
Please read why this drink is so good for you and then make one straight away…you will fall in love!
The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.
One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content.
For maximum nutritional benefit, matcha tea is unparalleled.
Amongst its many benefits, matcha…
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Is rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
- Energy without the jitters like from coffee
More info here: http://www.matchasource.com/matcha-tea-health-benefits-s/14.htm
Turmeric & Ginger
Turmeric and ginger are botanically related to each other and have both been used for centuries as spices in cooking and as medicinal herbs. These herbs are recommended for treating gastrointestinal problems, inflammatory conditions and several other conditions. I’ve written in the past about how inflammation is created in the body and about the damage it causes. Ginger and turmeric are two of the best herbs to relieve joint pain.
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are excellent for dealing with muscle and arthritic pain. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols. These have been tested in various researches of rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The participants in the research reported a gradual reduction of pain, improving agility and movement and reduction in swelling when using ginger regularly. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger also promote digestion and soothe colic, relieve nausea and intestinal gas, and also as a treatment for colds and other respiratory conditions.
Studies have shown that turmeric is more effective at easing pain than aspirin and other similar chemical medications. It is a great help in the relieving of chronic arthritis and joint pain, as well as relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis, which are two other inflammatory conditions.
One of the active ingredients in turmeric is called curcumin, and is used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis. It is claimed that turmeric reduces arthritis joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to arthritis.
Turmeric also has a good effect on the digestive system as well.
Recipe of this amazing drink:
For 1 serving
– 1 cup of water
– ½ tsp premium matcha powder
– use 1 tsp fresh grated turmeric and 1 tsp ginger roots (if you use ground turmeric and ginger, use 1/3 teaspoon each)
– add organic raw honey to taste (added anit-viral and anti-bacterial properties), and a slice of lemon or some fresh lemon juice.
In a small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add fresh grated turmeric and ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. If using ground turmeric and ginger, boil for 7 minutes. Then strain the tea. Add the matcha and stir well with wisk. Add the honey and lemon to taste. Let it cool and add some ice cubes for a cold refreshing drink or you can have it warm if you like.
How much and how often
There are no official dosing instructions exist. You can drink 1 cup of it on days you feel extra achy.
Although these herbs are considered safe and without significant side effects when used appropriately by adults, each may interact with certain prescription medications. For example both may not be safe if you have a bleeding disorder or take blood-thinning drugs. Therefore talk with your doctor before deciding if one or both herbs might be useful for your situation. Also taking these herbs by mouth in medicinal amounts is likely unsafe in pregnant and breastfeeding women.