Matcha for working out? YES PLEASE!!!
Everyone knows green tea is good for you. Well, we do anyway. And so does your neighbour. And your grandparents. And their grandparents. And their cousins.
When you've got a plant that's been used as an integral part of diets around the world for thousands of years, you can be pretty sure it's got some good qualities.
You've probably heard it's good for digestion, calming focus, lowering cholesterol and a bunch of other benefits.
But what about exercising and working out? Have you ever heard of anyone using green tea to make the most of their workouts, weight-loss regiments or yoga sessions?
Not until now...
Enter stage left, MATCHA.
Matcha is pure green tea leaves specially grown and stone ground into a fine green powder containing around 10 TIMES the nutrients of regular green tea.
With ridiculous amounts of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), L-theanine, antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals, fibers, potassium, chlorophyll and other big words invented by people wearing white coats, it's one of the best completely natural all-round well being supplements known to human kind.
Seriously, don't take our word for it, Google those big words and see for yourself.
The most common health benefit cited by matcha drinkers is the experience of long‐lasting energy and focus*, and who couldn't do with more energy before a workout! Other health benefits of matcha include weight loss promotion, cancer prevention and blood sugar regulation**.
One cup of matcha before your workout, Yoga/Pilates session, run/jog/walk or whatever you do to get your body moving, and you'll be hooked. The natural energy boost, detox, increased metabolism, concentration and alert calmness will have you feeling like doing 10 workouts...
...back to back...
....in front of the mirror.
And why Matcha Ninja?
Matcha Ninja sits high on top of the matcha pyramid, being the best tasting, easiest to use organic ceremonial grade matcha IN THE WORLD.
We use only the baby green tea leaves that are naturally sweeter and remove the stems and veins before grinding them into a fine green powder. This means that our matcha isn't bitter like most other matchas on the market and it is cold water soluble, making it super convenient to drink on the go, especially in summer.
We know what you're thinking... "This all sounds great, but how do we know that you're not just biased?"
How about a graph?
As you can see, it's pretty official ;)
But if you're still not convinced, there's only one way to know for sure.....
And we're willing to stake our reputation on it!
P.S. Need some more convincing? Check out our Pre Workout Matcha recipe here.
* Kushiyama, M., Shimazaki, Y., Murakami, M., & Yamashita, Y. (2009). Relationship between intake of green tea and periodontal disease. Journal Of Periodontology, 80(3), 372-377.
** Weiss, D., & Anderton, C. (2003). Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Journal Of Chromatography A, 1011(1), 173-180.
** Ichiro, T. (2009). Green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise‐induced abdominal fat loss in overweight and obese adults. Journal Of Nutrition, 139(2), 264-270.