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Cynthia Sass recept za zeleni smoothie sa sagorijevanjem masti

Cynthia Sass recept za zeleni smoothie sa sagorijevanjem masti

Zeleni smoothie savršen je način da započnete dan

Konačno, zeleni smoothie koji će vas tjerati da volite i žudite za voćem i povrćem. Počnite tako što ćete staviti najbolje od sebe i isprobajte ovaj recept za doručak.

Ovaj recept je zahvaljujući ljubaznosti Cynthia Sass.

Sastojci

  • 1 mala vrlo zrela zelena anžujska kruška
  • 2 kašike mlevene zelene paprike
  • 1/4 šolje mlevenog oguljenog krastavca
  • 1 šolja listova mladog špinata
  • 1/4 zrelog avokada
  • 1 šolja vanilin bademovog mleka
  • 1 merica običnog, nezaslađenog proteina graška u prahu
  • 1 žlica naribanog svježeg korijena đumbira
  • 1 žlica svježe iscijeđenog soka limete

7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

brza lista: 1kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: To je poseban oblik zelenog čaja: text:

Matcha doslovno znači "čaj u prahu". Kada naručite tradicionalni zeleni čaj, komponente iz lišća ulijevaju se u toplu vodu, a zatim se lišće odbacuje. S matchom pijete stvarno lišće, koje je fino usitnjeno i pretvoreno u otopinu, tradicionalno miješajući oko žličicu matcha praha s trećom šalicom vruće vode (zagrijano na manje od vrenja), što se zatim umutiti četkom od bambusa dok se ne zapjeni.

Za razliku od tradicionalnog zelenog čaja, priprema matcha uključuje prekrivanje biljaka čaja krpama za sjenu prije berbe. To pokreće rast lišća boljeg okusa i teksture, koje se ručno odabiru, kratko kuhaju na pari kako bi se zaustavila fermentacija, zatim se suše i odležavaju u hladnjači, što produbljuje aromu. Osušeno lišće se zatim samelje u kamen u fini prah.

brza lista: 2kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: On nudi zdravstvene beneficijeurl: text: Budući da se matcha pravi od visokokvalitetnog čaja, a cijelo lišće se unosi, to je snažniji izvor hranjivih tvari od natopljenog zelenog čaja. Osim što pruža male količine vitamina i minerala, matcha je bogata antioksidansima zvanim polifenoli, koji su vezani za zaštitu od srčanih bolesti i raka, kao i za bolju regulaciju šećera u krvi, smanjenje krvnog tlaka i protiv starenja. Još jedan polifenol u matcha -i nazvan EGCG pokazao je u istraživanjima da ubrzava metabolizam i usporava ili zaustavlja rast stanica raka.

brza lista: 3kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Sadrži caffeineurl: text:

Budući da konzumirate cijelo lišće u matcha -i, možda ćete dobiti tri puta više kofeina od šalice kuhanog čaja, otprilike u šalici kuhane kave. Ljubitelji Matcha-e kažu da u usporedbi s kofeinom koji dolazi iz kave, matcha stvara "budnu smirenost" zbog prirodne tvari koju sadrži l-teanin, koja izaziva opuštanje bez pospanosti. Ipak, vjerujem da je najbolje ukloniti sve oblike kofeina (uključujući matcha) najmanje šest sati prije spavanja, kako biste osigurali dobar san.

brza lista: 4kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Tradicionalno uključuje meditaciju: text: Priprema matcha je u središtu japanskih ceremonija čaja, a dugo je bila povezana sa zenom. Ovo je vjerovatno jedan od razloga što postaje toliko popularan, jer meditacija postaje sve popularnija. Budući da sam oduševljen istraživanjem o zdravlju i dobrobiti mršavljenja meditacije svjesnosti, uključio sam cijelo poglavlje o ovoj praksi u svoju novu knjigu Slim Down Now i snimio petominutni video vodič s meditacijom na svojoj web stranici (kliknite na riječi mindful, gore desno za pregled).

Vjerujem da ako pripremanje i pijuckanje matcha -e postane vaš način da usporite i budete u ovom trenutku, njene će se koristi proširiti daleko iznad antioksidansa koje pruža, jer meditacija, u bilo kojem obliku, ima bezbroj nagrada. Pokazalo se da smanjuje kortizol (hormon stresa za koji se zna da izaziva apetit i povećava masnoću na trbuhu), smanjuje upalu (poznat pokretač preranog starenja i bolesti), suzbija impulsivnu ishranu, snižava krvni tlak i povećava samopouzdanje i suosjećanje.

brza lista: 5kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Praškovi se mogu zasladiti, a kvaliteta variraurl: text: Okus matcha je jak. Neki ga opisuju kao travu ili špinat, a ima umami okus. Zbog toga se može zasladiti radi poboljšanja ukusa. Jedan klijent je bio oduševljen kada mi je rekao da pije matcha, ali umjesto tradicionalnog matcha praha, pio je mješavinu u prahu. Prvi sastojak bio je šećer, a sadržavao je i mlijeko u prahu, pa je u osnovi bio poput vruće čokolade - ali s kakaom zamijenjenim za matcha - nešto što ne bih preporučio. Stručnjaci za čaj također upozoravaju da je kvaliteta matcha ključna i da ima svoju cijenu. Drugim riječima, kvalitetna, svježa, čista matcha je skupa. Niska cijena može biti crvena zastava za proizvod loše kvalitete.

brza lista: 6kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Zagađenje olovom zabrinjava: text:

Pokazalo se da čak i organski uzgojeni zeleni čajevi sadrže olovo, koje biljka apsorbira iz okoliša, posebno čaj uzgojen u Kini. Kada se natapa tradicionalni zeleni čaj, oko 90% olova ostaje u listu, koji se odbacuje. Uz matču, budući da se cijeli list konzumira, unijet ćete više olova. Jedna nezavisna grupa, ConsumerLab.com, koja je testirala čajeve, procjenjuje da šolja matcha može sadržavati čak 30 puta više olova od šolje zelenog čaja. Stoga preporučuju da ne pijete više od jedne šalice dnevno i da je ne poslužujete djeci.

brza lista: 7kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Može se ugraditi u obroke: text:

Matcha je vruća s kuharima, ne samo kao piće, već i kao sastojak slatkih i slanih jela. Ako guglate matcha recepte, pronaći ćete sve, od matcha muffina, kolačića i pudinga, do matcha juhe, pomfrita, pa čak i matcha guacamole! Volim eksperimentirati s njim, a u prethodnom sam postu pisao o potencijalnim prednostima umami hrane za mršavljenje (iznenađujući okus hrane koji vam može pomoći u skidanju kilograma). Ali zbog zabrinutosti u vezi s olovom, preporučujem izbjegavanje "matcha ludila". Čak i sa superhranom možete dobiti previše dobre stvari. Zato tražite čistu, organsku, kvalitetnu matcha i uživajte u njoj umjereno.


7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

brza lista: 1kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: To je poseban oblik zelenog čaja: text:

Matcha doslovno znači "čaj u prahu". Kada naručite tradicionalni zeleni čaj, komponente iz lišća ulijevaju se u toplu vodu, a zatim se lišće odbacuje. Uz matcha pijete stvarno lišće, koje je fino usitnjeno u prah i napravljeno u rastvoru, tradicionalno miješajući otprilike žličicu matcha praha s trećom šalicom vruće vode (zagrijano na manje od vrenja), što se zatim umutiti četkom od bambusa dok se ne zapjeni.

Za razliku od tradicionalnog zelenog čaja, priprema matcha uključuje prekrivanje biljaka čaja krpama za sjenu prije berbe. Ovo pokreće rast lišća boljeg okusa i teksture, koje se ručno odabiru, kratko kuhaju na pari kako bi se zaustavila fermentacija, zatim se suše i odležavaju u hladnjači, što produbljuje aromu. Osušeno lišće se zatim samelje u kamen u fini prah.

brza lista: 2kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: On nudi zdravstvene beneficijeurl: text: Budući da se matcha pravi od visokokvalitetnog čaja, a cijelo lišće se unosi, to je snažniji izvor hranjivih tvari od natopljenog zelenog čaja. Osim što pruža male količine vitamina i minerala, matcha je bogata antioksidansima zvanim polifenoli, koji su vezani za zaštitu od srčanih bolesti i raka, kao i za bolju regulaciju šećera u krvi, smanjenje krvnog tlaka i protiv starenja. Još jedan polifenol u matcha -i nazvan EGCG pokazao je u istraživanjima da ubrzava metabolizam i usporava ili zaustavlja rast stanica raka.

brza lista: 3kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Sadrži caffeineurl: text:

Budući da konzumirate cijelo lišće u matcha -i, možda ćete dobiti tri puta više kofeina od šalice kuhanog čaja, otprilike u šalici kuhane kave. Ljubitelji Matcha-e kažu da u usporedbi s kofeinom koji dolazi iz kave, matcha stvara "budnu smirenost" zbog prirodne tvari koju sadrži l-teanin, koja izaziva opuštanje bez pospanosti. Ipak, vjerujem da je najbolje ukloniti sve oblike kofeina (uključujući matcha) najmanje šest sati prije spavanja, kako biste osigurali dobar san.

brza lista: 4kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Tradicionalno uključuje meditaciju: text: Priprema matcha je u središtu japanskih ceremonija čaja, a dugo je bila povezana sa zenom. Ovo je vjerovatno jedan od razloga što postaje toliko popularan, jer meditacija postaje sve popularnija. Budući da sam oduševljen istraživanjem o zdravlju i dobrobiti mršavljenja meditacije svjesnosti, uključio sam cijelo poglavlje o ovoj praksi u svoju novu knjigu Slim Down Now i snimio petominutni video vodič s meditacijom na svojoj web stranici (kliknite na riječi mindful, gore desno za pregled).

Vjerujem da ako pripremanje i pijuckanje matcha -e postane vaš način da usporite i budete u ovom trenutku, njene će se koristi proširiti daleko iznad antioksidansa koje pruža, jer meditacija, u bilo kojem obliku, ima bezbroj nagrada. Pokazalo se da smanjuje kortizol (hormon stresa za koji se zna da izaziva apetit i povećava masnoću na trbuhu), smanjuje upalu (poznat pokretač preranog starenja i bolesti), suzbija impulsivnu ishranu, snižava krvni tlak i povećava samopouzdanje i suosjećanje.

brza lista: 5kategorija: 7 stvari koje trebate znati o Matchatitleu: Praškovi se mogu zasladiti, a kvaliteta variraurl: text: Okus matcha je jak. Neki ga opisuju kao travu ili špinat, a ima umami okus. Zbog toga se može zasladiti radi poboljšanja ukusa. Jedan klijent je bio oduševljen kada mi je rekao da pije matcha, ali umjesto tradicionalnog matcha praha, pio je mješavinu u prahu. Prvi sastojak bio je šećer, a sadržavao je i mlijeko u prahu, pa je u osnovi bio poput vruće čokolade - ali s kakaom zamijenjenim za matcha - nešto što ne bih preporučio. Stručnjaci za čaj također upozoravaju da je kvaliteta matcha ključna i da ima svoju cijenu. Drugim riječima, kvalitetna, svježa, čista matcha je skupa. Niska cijena može biti crvena zastava za proizvode loše kvalitete.

brza lista: 6kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Zagađenje olovom zabrinjava: text:

Pokazalo se da čak i organski uzgojeni zeleni čajevi sadrže olovo, koje biljka apsorbira iz okoliša, posebno čaj uzgojen u Kini. Kada se natapa tradicionalni zeleni čaj, oko 90% olova ostaje u listu, koji se odbacuje. Uz matču, budući da se cijeli list konzumira, unijet ćete više olova. Jedna nezavisna grupa, ConsumerLab.com, koja je testirala čajeve, procjenjuje da šolja matcha može sadržavati čak 30 puta više olova od šolje zelenog čaja. Stoga preporučuju da ne pijete više od jedne šalice dnevno i da je ne poslužujete djeci.

brza lista: 7kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Može se ugraditi u obroke: text:

Matcha je vruća uz kuhare, ne samo kao piće, već i kao sastojak slatkih i slanih jela. Ako guglate matcha recepte, pronaći ćete sve, od matcha muffina, kolačića i pudinga, do matcha juhe, pomfrita, pa čak i matcha guacamole! Obožavam eksperimentirati s njim, a u prethodnom sam postu pisao o potencijalnim prednostima smanjenja težine umami hrane (iznenađujući okus hrane koji vam može pomoći u mršavljenju). Ali zbog zabrinutosti oko olova, preporučujem izbjegavanje "matcha ludila". Čak i sa superhranom možete dobiti previše dobre stvari. Zato tražite čistu, organsku, kvalitetnu matcha i uživajte u njoj umjereno.


7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

brza lista: 1kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: To je poseban oblik zelenog čaja: text:

Matcha doslovno znači "čaj u prahu". Kada naručite tradicionalni zeleni čaj, komponente iz lišća ulijevaju se u vruću vodu, a zatim se lišće odbacuje. S matchom pijete stvarno lišće, koje je fino usitnjeno i pretvoreno u otopinu, tradicionalno miješajući oko žličicu matcha praha s trećom šalicom vruće vode (zagrijano na manje od vrenja), što se zatim umutiti četkom od bambusa dok se ne zapjeni.

Za razliku od tradicionalnog zelenog čaja, priprema matcha uključuje prekrivanje biljaka čaja krpama za sjenu prije berbe. To pokreće rast lišća boljeg okusa i teksture, koje se ručno odabiru, kratko kuhaju na pari kako bi se zaustavila fermentacija, zatim se suše i odležavaju u hladnjači, što produbljuje aromu. Osušeno lišće se zatim samelje u kamen u fini prah.

brza lista: 2kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: On nudi zdravstvene beneficijeurl: text: Budući da se matcha pravi od visokokvalitetnog čaja, a cijelo lišće se unosi, to je snažniji izvor hranjivih tvari od natopljenog zelenog čaja. Osim što pruža male količine vitamina i minerala, matcha je bogata antioksidansima zvanim polifenoli, koji su vezani za zaštitu od srčanih bolesti i raka, kao i za bolju regulaciju šećera u krvi, smanjenje krvnog tlaka i protiv starenja. Još jedan polifenol u matcha -i nazvan EGCG pokazao je u istraživanjima da ubrzava metabolizam i usporava ili zaustavlja rast stanica raka.

brza lista: 3kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Sadrži caffeineurl: text:

Budući da konzumirate cijelo lišće u matcha -i, možda ćete dobiti tri puta više kofeina od šalice kuhanog čaja, otprilike u šalici kuhane kave. Ljubitelji Matcha-e kažu da u usporedbi s kofeinom koji dolazi iz kave, matcha stvara "budnu smirenost" zbog prirodne tvari koju sadrži l-teanin, koja izaziva opuštanje bez pospanosti. Ipak, vjerujem da je najbolje ukloniti sve oblike kofeina (uključujući matcha) najmanje šest sati prije spavanja, kako biste osigurali dobar san.

brza lista: 4kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Tradicionalno uključuje meditaciju: text: Priprema matcha je u fokusu japanskih ceremonija čaja, a dugo je bila povezana sa zenom. Ovo je vjerovatno jedan od razloga što postaje toliko popularan, jer meditacija postaje sve popularnija. Budući da sam oduševljen istraživanjem o zdravlju i dobrobiti mršavljenja meditacije svjesnosti, uključio sam cijelo poglavlje o ovoj praksi u svoju novu knjigu Slim Down Now i snimio petominutni video vodič s meditacijom na svojoj web stranici (kliknite na riječi mindful, gore desno za pregled).

Vjerujem da ako pripremanje i pijuckanje matcha -e postane vaš način da usporite i budete u ovom trenutku, njene će se koristi proširiti daleko iznad antioksidansa koje pruža, jer meditacija, u bilo kojem obliku, ima bezbroj nagrada. Pokazalo se da smanjuje kortizol (hormon stresa za koji se zna da izaziva apetit i povećava masnoću na trbuhu), smanjuje upalu (poznat pokretač preranog starenja i bolesti), suzbija impulsivnu ishranu, snižava krvni tlak i povećava samopouzdanje i suosjećanje.

brza lista: 5kategorija: 7 stvari koje trebate znati o Matchatitleu: Praškovi se mogu zasladiti, a kvaliteta variraurl: text: Okus matcha je jak. Neki ga opisuju kao travu ili špinat, a ima umami okus. Zbog toga se može zasladiti radi poboljšanja ukusa. Jedan klijent je bio oduševljen kada mi je rekao da pije matcha, ali umjesto tradicionalnog matcha praha, pio je mješavinu u prahu. Prvi sastojak bio je šećer, a sadržavao je i mlijeko u prahu, pa je u osnovi bio poput vruće čokolade - ali s kakaom zamijenjenim za matcha - nešto što ne bih preporučio. Stručnjaci za čaj također upozoravaju da je kvaliteta matcha ključna i da ima svoju cijenu. Drugim riječima, kvalitetna, svježa, čista matcha je skupa. Niska cijena može biti crvena zastava za proizvod loše kvalitete.

brza lista: 6kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Zagađenje olovom zabrinjava: text:

Pokazalo se da čak i organski uzgojeni zeleni čajevi sadrže olovo, koje biljka apsorbira iz okoliša, posebno čaj uzgojen u Kini. Kada se natapa tradicionalni zeleni čaj, oko 90% olova ostaje u listu, koji se odbacuje. Uz matču, budući da se cijeli list konzumira, unijet ćete više olova. Jedna nezavisna grupa, ConsumerLab.com, koja je testirala čajeve, procjenjuje da šolja matcha može sadržavati čak 30 puta više olova od šolje zelenog čaja. Stoga preporučuju da ne pijete više od jedne šalice dnevno i da je ne poslužujete djeci.

brza lista: 7kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Može se ugraditi u obroke: text:

Matcha je vruća s kuharima, ne samo kao piće, već i kao sastojak slatkih i slanih jela. Ako guglate matcha recepte, pronaći ćete sve, od matcha muffina, kolačića i pudinga, do matcha juhe, pomfrita, pa čak i matcha guacamole! Volim eksperimentirati s njim, a u prethodnom sam postu pisao o potencijalnim prednostima mršavljenja za mršavljenje (iznenađujući okus hrane koji vam može pomoći u mršavljenju). Ali zbog zabrinutosti u vezi s olovom, preporučujem izbjegavanje "matcha ludila". Čak i sa superhranom možete dobiti previše dobre stvari. Zato tražite čistu, organsku, kvalitetnu matcha i uživajte u njoj umjereno.


7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

brza lista: 1kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: To je poseban oblik zelenog čaja: text:

Matcha doslovno znači "čaj u prahu". Kada naručite tradicionalni zeleni čaj, komponente iz lišća ulijevaju se u vruću vodu, a zatim se lišće odbacuje. S matchom pijete stvarno lišće, koje je fino usitnjeno i pretvoreno u otopinu, tradicionalno miješajući oko žličicu matcha praha s trećom šalicom vruće vode (zagrijano na manje od vrenja), što se zatim umutiti četkom od bambusa dok se ne zapjeni.

Za razliku od tradicionalnog zelenog čaja, priprema matcha uključuje prekrivanje biljaka čaja krpama za sjenu prije berbe. Ovo pokreće rast lišća boljeg okusa i teksture, koje se ručno odabiru, kratko kuhaju na pari kako bi se zaustavila fermentacija, zatim se suše i odležavaju u hladnjači, što produbljuje aromu. Osušeno lišće se zatim samelje u kamen u fini prah.

brza lista: 2kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: On nudi zdravstvene beneficijeurl: text: Budući da se matcha pravi od visokokvalitetnog čaja, a cijelo lišće se unosi, to je snažniji izvor hranjivih tvari od natopljenog zelenog čaja. Osim što pruža male količine vitamina i minerala, matcha je bogata antioksidansima zvanim polifenoli, koji su vezani za zaštitu od srčanih bolesti i raka, kao i za bolju regulaciju šećera u krvi, smanjenje krvnog tlaka i protiv starenja. Još jedan polifenol u matcha -i nazvan EGCG pokazao je u istraživanjima da ubrzava metabolizam i usporava ili zaustavlja rast stanica raka.

brza lista: 3kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Sadrži caffeineurl: text:

Budući da konzumirate cijelo lišće u matcha -i, možda ćete dobiti tri puta više kofeina od šalice kuhanog čaja, otprilike u šalici kuhane kave. Ljubitelji Matcha-e kažu da u usporedbi s kofeinom koji dolazi iz kave, matcha stvara "budnu smirenost" zbog prirodne tvari koju sadrži l-teanin, koja izaziva opuštanje bez pospanosti. Ipak, vjerujem da je najbolje ukloniti sve oblike kofeina (uključujući matcha) najmanje šest sati prije spavanja, kako biste osigurali dobar san.

brza lista: 4kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Tradicionalno uključuje meditaciju: text: Priprema matcha je u središtu japanskih ceremonija čaja, a dugo je bila povezana sa zenom. Ovo je vjerovatno jedan od razloga što postaje toliko popularan, jer meditacija postaje sve popularnija. Budući da sam oduševljen istraživanjem o zdravlju i dobrobiti mršavljenja meditacije svjesnosti, uključio sam cijelo poglavlje o ovoj praksi u svoju novu knjigu Slim Down Now i snimio petominutni video vodič s meditacijom na svojoj web stranici (kliknite na riječi mindful, gore desno za pregled).

Vjerujem da ako pripremanje i pijuckanje matcha -e postane vaš način da usporite i budete u ovom trenutku, njene će se koristi proširiti daleko iznad antioksidansa koje pruža, jer meditacija, u bilo kojem obliku, ima bezbroj nagrada. Pokazalo se da smanjuje kortizol (hormon stresa za koji se zna da izaziva apetit i povećava masnoću na trbuhu), smanjuje upalu (poznat pokretač preranog starenja i bolesti), suzbija impulsivnu ishranu, snižava krvni tlak i povećava samopouzdanje i suosjećanje.

brza lista: 5kategorija: 7 stvari koje trebate znati o Matchatitleu: Praškovi se mogu zasladiti, a kvaliteta variraurl: text: Okus matcha je jak. Neki ga opisuju kao travu ili špinat, a ima umami okus. Zbog toga se može zasladiti radi poboljšanja ukusa. Jedan klijent je bio oduševljen kada mi je rekao da pije matcha, ali umjesto tradicionalnog matcha praha, pio je mješavinu u prahu. Prvi sastojak bio je šećer, a sadržavao je i mlijeko u prahu, pa je u osnovi bio poput vruće čokolade - ali s kakaom zamijenjenim za matcha - nešto što ne bih preporučio. Stručnjaci za čaj također upozoravaju da je kvaliteta matcha ključna i da ima svoju cijenu. Drugim riječima, kvalitetna, svježa, čista matcha je skupa. Niska cijena može biti crvena zastava za proizvod loše kvalitete.

brza lista: 6kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Zagađenje olovom zabrinjava: text:

Pokazalo se da čak i organski uzgojeni zeleni čajevi sadrže olovo, koje biljka apsorbira iz okoliša, posebno čaj uzgojen u Kini. Kada se natapa tradicionalni zeleni čaj, oko 90% olova ostaje u listu, koji se odbacuje. Uz matču, budući da se cijeli list konzumira, unijet ćete više olova. Jedna nezavisna grupa, ConsumerLab.com, koja je testirala čajeve, procjenjuje da šolja matcha može sadržavati čak 30 puta više olova od šolje zelenog čaja. Stoga preporučuju da ne pijete više od jedne šalice dnevno i da je ne poslužujete djeci.

brza lista: 7kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Može se ugraditi u obroke: text:

Matcha je vruća s kuharima, ne samo kao piće, već i kao sastojak slatkih i slanih jela. Ako guglate matcha recepte, pronaći ćete sve, od matcha muffina, kolačića i pudinga, do matcha juhe, pomfrita, pa čak i matcha guacamole! Volim eksperimentirati s njim, a u prethodnom sam postu pisao o potencijalnim prednostima mršavljenja za mršavljenje (iznenađujući okus hrane koji vam može pomoći u mršavljenju). Ali zbog zabrinutosti u vezi s olovom, preporučujem izbjegavanje "matcha ludila". Čak i sa superhranom možete dobiti previše dobre stvari. Zato tražite čistu, organsku, kvalitetnu matcha i uživajte u njoj umjereno.


7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

brza lista: 1kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: To je poseban oblik zelenog čaja: text:

Matcha doslovno znači "čaj u prahu". Kada naručite tradicionalni zeleni čaj, komponente iz lišća ulijevaju se u toplu vodu, a zatim se lišće odbacuje. Uz matcha pijete stvarno lišće, koje je fino usitnjeno u prah i napravljeno u rastvoru, tradicionalno miješajući otprilike žličicu matcha praha s trećom šalicom vruće vode (zagrijano na manje od vrenja), što se zatim umutiti četkom od bambusa dok se ne zapjeni.

Za razliku od tradicionalnog zelenog čaja, priprema matcha uključuje prekrivanje biljaka čaja krpama za sjenu prije berbe. Ovo pokreće rast lišća boljeg okusa i teksture, koje se ručno odabiru, kratko kuhaju na pari kako bi se zaustavila fermentacija, zatim se suše i odležavaju u hladnjači, što produbljuje aromu. Osušeno lišće se zatim samlje u kamen u fini prah.

brza lista: 2kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: On nudi zdravstvene beneficijeurl: text: Budući da je matcha napravljena od visokokvalitetnog čaja, a cijelo lišće se unosi, to je snažniji izvor hranjivih tvari od natopljenog zelenog čaja. Osim što pruža male količine vitamina i minerala, matcha je bogata antioksidansima zvanim polifenoli, koji su vezani za zaštitu od srčanih bolesti i raka, kao i za bolju regulaciju šećera u krvi, smanjenje krvnog tlaka i protiv starenja. Još jedan polifenol u matcha zvan EGCG pokazao je u istraživanjima da ubrzava metabolizam, te usporava ili zaustavlja rast stanica raka.

brza lista: 3kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Sadrži caffeineurl: text:

Budući da konzumirate cijelo lišće u matcha -i, možda ćete dobiti tri puta više kofeina od šalice kuhanog čaja, otprilike u šalici kuhane kave. Ljubitelji Matcha-e kažu da u usporedbi s kofeinom koji dolazi iz kave, matcha stvara "budnu smirenost" zbog prirodne tvari koju sadrži l-teanin, koja izaziva opuštanje bez pospanosti. Ipak, vjerujem da je najbolje ukloniti sve oblike kofeina (uključujući matcha) najmanje šest sati prije spavanja, kako biste osigurali dobar san.

brza lista: 4kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Tradicionalno uključuje meditaciju: text: Priprema matcha je u fokusu japanskih ceremonija čaja, a dugo je bila povezana sa zenom. Ovo je vjerovatno jedan od razloga što postaje toliko popularan, jer meditacija postaje sve popularnija. Budući da sam oduševljen istraživanjem o zdravlju i dobrobiti mršavljenja meditacije svjesnosti, uključio sam cijelo poglavlje o ovoj praksi u svoju novu knjigu Slim Down Now i snimio petominutni video vodič s meditacijom na svojoj web stranici (kliknite na riječi mindful, gore desno za pregled).

Vjerujem da ako pripremanje i pijuckanje matcha -e postane vaš način da usporite i budete u ovom trenutku, njene će se koristi proširiti daleko iznad antioksidansa koje pruža, jer meditacija, u bilo kojem obliku, ima bezbroj nagrada. Pokazalo se da smanjuje kortizol (hormon stresa za koji se zna da izaziva apetit i povećava masnoću na trbuhu), smanjuje upalu (poznat pokretač preranog starenja i bolesti), suzbija impulzivno jelo, snižava krvni tlak i povećava samopouzdanje i suosjećanje.

brza lista: 5kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Praškovi se mogu zasladiti, a kvaliteta variraurl: text: Okus matcha je jak. Neki ga opisuju kao travu ili špinat, a ima umami okus. Zbog toga se može zasladiti radi poboljšanja ukusa. Jedan klijent je bio oduševljen kada mi je rekao da pije matcha, ali umjesto tradicionalnog matcha praha, pio je mješavinu u prahu. Prvi sastojak bio je šećer, a sadržavao je i mlijeko u prahu, pa je u osnovi bio poput vruće čokolade - ali s kakaom zamijenjenim za matcha - nešto što ne bih preporučio. Stručnjaci za čaj također upozoravaju da je kvaliteta matcha ključna i da ima svoju cijenu. Drugim riječima, kvalitetna, svježa, čista matcha je skupa. Niska cijena može biti crvena zastava za proizvod loše kvalitete.

brzi popis: 6kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Zagađenje olovom zabrinjava: text:

Pokazalo se da čak i organski uzgojeni zeleni čajevi sadrže olovo, koje biljka apsorbira iz okoliša, posebno čaj uzgojen u Kini. Kada se natapa tradicionalni zeleni čaj, oko 90% olova ostaje u listu, koji se odbacuje. Uz matču, budući da se cijeli list konzumira, unijet ćete više olova. Jedna nezavisna grupa, ConsumerLab.com, koja je testirala čajeve, procjenjuje da šolja matcha može sadržavati čak 30 puta više olova od šolje zelenog čaja. Stoga preporučuju da ne pijete više od jedne šalice dnevno i da je ne poslužujete djeci.

brza lista: 7kategorija: 7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matchatitleu: Može se ugraditi u obroke: text:

Matcha je vruća uz kuhare, ne samo kao piće, već i kao sastojak slatkih i slanih jela. Ako guglate matcha recepte, pronaći ćete sve, od matcha muffina, kolačića i pudinga, do matcha juhe, pomfrita, pa čak i matcha guacamole! Obožavam eksperimentirati s njim, a u prethodnom sam postu pisao o potencijalnim prednostima smanjenja težine umami hrane (iznenađujući okus hrane koji vam može pomoći u mršavljenju). Ali zbog zabrinutosti u vezi s olovom, preporučujem izbjegavanje "matcha ludila". Čak i sa superhranom možete dobiti previše dobre stvari. Zato tražite čistu, organsku, kvalitetnu matcha i uživajte u njoj umjereno.


7 stvari koje biste trebali znati o Matcha -i

— - uvod: U posljednje vrijeme me često pitaju o matči. Čuo sam da su matcha snimci “it napitak” na New York Fashion Weeku, a mnogi posvećeni ljubitelji kave odbacuju javu u korist matche. Ako vas zanima ovaj trendovski napitak, evo sedam stvari koje biste trebali znati.

quicklist: 1category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It’s a special form of green teaurl:text:

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

quicklist: 2category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It offers health benefitsurl:text:Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

quicklist: 3category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It contains caffeineurl:text:

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. Matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Still, I do believe it’s best to nix all forms of caffeine (including matcha) at least six hours before bedtime, to ensure a good night’s sleep.

quicklist: 4category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It traditionally involves meditationurl:text:The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and it has long been association with Zen. This is likely one reason it’s becoming so popular, as meditation is becoming more and more mainstream. Because I’m blown away by the research on the health and weight loss benefits of mindfulness meditation, I included an entire chapter about this practice in my new book Slim Down Now, and recorded a five-minute guided meditation video on my website (click on the word mindful, top right to view).

I believe that if preparing and sipping matcha becomes a way for you to slow down, and be in the moment, its benefits will extend far beyond the antioxidants it provides, because meditation, in any form, has a myriad of rewards. It’s been shown to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat), lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease), curb impulsive eating, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion.

quicklist: 5category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: The powders may be sweetened, and the quality variesurl:text:The taste is of matcha is strong. Some people describe it as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste. Because of this it may be sweetened to improve its palatability. One client was thrilled to tell me that he was drinking matcha, but instead of traditional matcha powder, he was drinking a powdered mix. The first ingredient was sugar, and it also contained powdered milk, so it was essentially like hot chocolate—but with cocoa swapped for matcha—something I wouldn’t recommend. Tea experts also warn that with matcha quality is key, and it comes at a cost. In other words, high quality, fresh, pure matcha is expensive. A low price tag can be a red flag for a poor quality product.

quicklist: 6category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: Lead contamination is a concernurl:text:

Even organically grown green teas have been shown to contain lead, which is absorbed by the plant from the environment, particularly tea grown in China. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90% of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole leaf is consumed, you will ingest more lead. One independent group, ConsumerLab.com, which tested teas, estimates that a cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. Therefore, they recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children.

quicklist: 7category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It can be incorporated into mealsurl:text:

Matcha is hot with chefs, not just as a beverage, but as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. If you Google matcha recipes, you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! I love experimenting with it, and in a previous post I wrote about the potential weight loss benefits of umami foods (The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds). But due to concerns about lead, I recommend avoiding “matcha madness.” Even with superfoods, you can get too much of a good thing. So look for pure, organic, quality matcha, and enjoy it in moderation.


7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

— -- intro: I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know.

quicklist: 1category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It’s a special form of green teaurl:text:

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

quicklist: 2category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It offers health benefitsurl:text:Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

quicklist: 3category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It contains caffeineurl:text:

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. Matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Still, I do believe it’s best to nix all forms of caffeine (including matcha) at least six hours before bedtime, to ensure a good night’s sleep.

quicklist: 4category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It traditionally involves meditationurl:text:The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and it has long been association with Zen. This is likely one reason it’s becoming so popular, as meditation is becoming more and more mainstream. Because I’m blown away by the research on the health and weight loss benefits of mindfulness meditation, I included an entire chapter about this practice in my new book Slim Down Now, and recorded a five-minute guided meditation video on my website (click on the word mindful, top right to view).

I believe that if preparing and sipping matcha becomes a way for you to slow down, and be in the moment, its benefits will extend far beyond the antioxidants it provides, because meditation, in any form, has a myriad of rewards. It’s been shown to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat), lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease), curb impulsive eating, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion.

quicklist: 5category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: The powders may be sweetened, and the quality variesurl:text:The taste is of matcha is strong. Some people describe it as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste. Because of this it may be sweetened to improve its palatability. One client was thrilled to tell me that he was drinking matcha, but instead of traditional matcha powder, he was drinking a powdered mix. The first ingredient was sugar, and it also contained powdered milk, so it was essentially like hot chocolate—but with cocoa swapped for matcha—something I wouldn’t recommend. Tea experts also warn that with matcha quality is key, and it comes at a cost. In other words, high quality, fresh, pure matcha is expensive. A low price tag can be a red flag for a poor quality product.

quicklist: 6category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: Lead contamination is a concernurl:text:

Even organically grown green teas have been shown to contain lead, which is absorbed by the plant from the environment, particularly tea grown in China. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90% of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole leaf is consumed, you will ingest more lead. One independent group, ConsumerLab.com, which tested teas, estimates that a cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. Therefore, they recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children.

quicklist: 7category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It can be incorporated into mealsurl:text:

Matcha is hot with chefs, not just as a beverage, but as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. If you Google matcha recipes, you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! I love experimenting with it, and in a previous post I wrote about the potential weight loss benefits of umami foods (The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds). But due to concerns about lead, I recommend avoiding “matcha madness.” Even with superfoods, you can get too much of a good thing. So look for pure, organic, quality matcha, and enjoy it in moderation.


7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

— -- intro: I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know.

quicklist: 1category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It’s a special form of green teaurl:text:

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

quicklist: 2category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It offers health benefitsurl:text:Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

quicklist: 3category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It contains caffeineurl:text:

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. Matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Still, I do believe it’s best to nix all forms of caffeine (including matcha) at least six hours before bedtime, to ensure a good night’s sleep.

quicklist: 4category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It traditionally involves meditationurl:text:The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and it has long been association with Zen. This is likely one reason it’s becoming so popular, as meditation is becoming more and more mainstream. Because I’m blown away by the research on the health and weight loss benefits of mindfulness meditation, I included an entire chapter about this practice in my new book Slim Down Now, and recorded a five-minute guided meditation video on my website (click on the word mindful, top right to view).

I believe that if preparing and sipping matcha becomes a way for you to slow down, and be in the moment, its benefits will extend far beyond the antioxidants it provides, because meditation, in any form, has a myriad of rewards. It’s been shown to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat), lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease), curb impulsive eating, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion.

quicklist: 5category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: The powders may be sweetened, and the quality variesurl:text:The taste is of matcha is strong. Some people describe it as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste. Because of this it may be sweetened to improve its palatability. One client was thrilled to tell me that he was drinking matcha, but instead of traditional matcha powder, he was drinking a powdered mix. The first ingredient was sugar, and it also contained powdered milk, so it was essentially like hot chocolate—but with cocoa swapped for matcha—something I wouldn’t recommend. Tea experts also warn that with matcha quality is key, and it comes at a cost. In other words, high quality, fresh, pure matcha is expensive. A low price tag can be a red flag for a poor quality product.

quicklist: 6category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: Lead contamination is a concernurl:text:

Even organically grown green teas have been shown to contain lead, which is absorbed by the plant from the environment, particularly tea grown in China. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90% of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole leaf is consumed, you will ingest more lead. One independent group, ConsumerLab.com, which tested teas, estimates that a cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. Therefore, they recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children.

quicklist: 7category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It can be incorporated into mealsurl:text:

Matcha is hot with chefs, not just as a beverage, but as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. If you Google matcha recipes, you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! I love experimenting with it, and in a previous post I wrote about the potential weight loss benefits of umami foods (The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds). But due to concerns about lead, I recommend avoiding “matcha madness.” Even with superfoods, you can get too much of a good thing. So look for pure, organic, quality matcha, and enjoy it in moderation.


7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

— -- intro: I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know.

quicklist: 1category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It’s a special form of green teaurl:text:

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

quicklist: 2category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It offers health benefitsurl:text:Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

quicklist: 3category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It contains caffeineurl:text:

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. Matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Still, I do believe it’s best to nix all forms of caffeine (including matcha) at least six hours before bedtime, to ensure a good night’s sleep.

quicklist: 4category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It traditionally involves meditationurl:text:The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and it has long been association with Zen. This is likely one reason it’s becoming so popular, as meditation is becoming more and more mainstream. Because I’m blown away by the research on the health and weight loss benefits of mindfulness meditation, I included an entire chapter about this practice in my new book Slim Down Now, and recorded a five-minute guided meditation video on my website (click on the word mindful, top right to view).

I believe that if preparing and sipping matcha becomes a way for you to slow down, and be in the moment, its benefits will extend far beyond the antioxidants it provides, because meditation, in any form, has a myriad of rewards. It’s been shown to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat), lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease), curb impulsive eating, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion.

quicklist: 5category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: The powders may be sweetened, and the quality variesurl:text:The taste is of matcha is strong. Some people describe it as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste. Because of this it may be sweetened to improve its palatability. One client was thrilled to tell me that he was drinking matcha, but instead of traditional matcha powder, he was drinking a powdered mix. The first ingredient was sugar, and it also contained powdered milk, so it was essentially like hot chocolate—but with cocoa swapped for matcha—something I wouldn’t recommend. Tea experts also warn that with matcha quality is key, and it comes at a cost. In other words, high quality, fresh, pure matcha is expensive. A low price tag can be a red flag for a poor quality product.

quicklist: 6category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: Lead contamination is a concernurl:text:

Even organically grown green teas have been shown to contain lead, which is absorbed by the plant from the environment, particularly tea grown in China. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90% of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole leaf is consumed, you will ingest more lead. One independent group, ConsumerLab.com, which tested teas, estimates that a cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. Therefore, they recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children.

quicklist: 7category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It can be incorporated into mealsurl:text:

Matcha is hot with chefs, not just as a beverage, but as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. If you Google matcha recipes, you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! I love experimenting with it, and in a previous post I wrote about the potential weight loss benefits of umami foods (The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds). But due to concerns about lead, I recommend avoiding “matcha madness.” Even with superfoods, you can get too much of a good thing. So look for pure, organic, quality matcha, and enjoy it in moderation.


7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

— -- intro: I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know.

quicklist: 1category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It’s a special form of green teaurl:text:

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.

Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

quicklist: 2category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It offers health benefitsurl:text:Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

quicklist: 3category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It contains caffeineurl:text:

Because you’re consuming whole leaves in matcha, you may get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea, about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. Matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness. Still, I do believe it’s best to nix all forms of caffeine (including matcha) at least six hours before bedtime, to ensure a good night’s sleep.

quicklist: 4category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It traditionally involves meditationurl:text:The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and it has long been association with Zen. This is likely one reason it’s becoming so popular, as meditation is becoming more and more mainstream. Because I’m blown away by the research on the health and weight loss benefits of mindfulness meditation, I included an entire chapter about this practice in my new book Slim Down Now, and recorded a five-minute guided meditation video on my website (click on the word mindful, top right to view).

I believe that if preparing and sipping matcha becomes a way for you to slow down, and be in the moment, its benefits will extend far beyond the antioxidants it provides, because meditation, in any form, has a myriad of rewards. It’s been shown to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat), lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease), curb impulsive eating, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion.

quicklist: 5category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: The powders may be sweetened, and the quality variesurl:text:The taste is of matcha is strong. Some people describe it as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste. Because of this it may be sweetened to improve its palatability. One client was thrilled to tell me that he was drinking matcha, but instead of traditional matcha powder, he was drinking a powdered mix. The first ingredient was sugar, and it also contained powdered milk, so it was essentially like hot chocolate—but with cocoa swapped for matcha—something I wouldn’t recommend. Tea experts also warn that with matcha quality is key, and it comes at a cost. In other words, high quality, fresh, pure matcha is expensive. A low price tag can be a red flag for a poor quality product.

quicklist: 6category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: Lead contamination is a concernurl:text:

Even organically grown green teas have been shown to contain lead, which is absorbed by the plant from the environment, particularly tea grown in China. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90% of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole leaf is consumed, you will ingest more lead. One independent group, ConsumerLab.com, which tested teas, estimates that a cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. Therefore, they recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children.

quicklist: 7category: 7 Things You Should Know About Matchatitle: It can be incorporated into mealsurl:text:

Matcha is hot with chefs, not just as a beverage, but as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. If you Google matcha recipes, you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! I love experimenting with it, and in a previous post I wrote about the potential weight loss benefits of umami foods (The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds). But due to concerns about lead, I recommend avoiding “matcha madness.” Even with superfoods, you can get too much of a good thing. So look for pure, organic, quality matcha, and enjoy it in moderation.


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