As I stated in my previous post, lately I’ve been focusing on developing a healthier lifestyle, in all areas of my life. I’ve been attending yoga classes, following a consistent sleeping schedule, meditating, and detoxing my body. After dealing with many trials and tribulations over the last few years, I stopped wishing that I would one day become the woman I want to be. I simply just wake up and become her and start living the life that I imagined (corny but true).
Even if your not personally facing many challenges at this time in your life, it’s so important to take care of your mind and body, in order to continue excelling and reaching your goals.
Throughout this journey I’ve made some pretty amazing discoveries, that are extremely beneficial in supporting the body. Today I’m going to share one that has had a profound effect on my overall well-being: Matcha Tea.
Matcha tea is a mood-enhancing, antioxidant powerhouse. It’s a natural weight loss aid, ph balancer, and detox agent. And it’s basically a sugar-free coffee alternative without the jitters. When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. It has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea, and countless health benefits.
Antioxidants are the body’s defence agent. They are chemical compounds that prevent aging and disease. Put simply, the more you have, the more equipped you are to fight off infections and diseases.
Here are a few other benefits matcha tea provides:
- boosts metabolism and burns calories
- detoxifies naturally and effectively
- calms the mind and relaxes the body
- is rich in fibre, chorophyll and vitamins
- enhances mood and aids in concentration
- prevents disease
- lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
You can purchase matcha tea at Davids Tea. There are a few different types of matcha, however, I always buy the “ceremonial” matcha. Although it is the most expensive, it is also the most effective. I also prefer to make a matcha latte, as oppose to a matcha tea, because I prefer the creamier texture.