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Green Tea in the News

Among the latest endorsements regarding Green Tea is one coming from CNN. “A new year has arrived, and with it, a new list of resolutions. If “eating better” is on your list, experts say, there are a few items you can slip into to your diet that can improve your health and help you ward off certain diseases in 2010.Among the recommendations are soy and grains such as oat, barley and rye which cut down on cholesterol; salmon and oily fish which are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids; red wine (in moderation) for its flavonoids; and green tea which is full of antioxidants.

The report goes on to say that green tea can ward off some cancers according to one Japanese study that looked at nearly 500 women with stage I and II breast cancer. It explains, “They’ve found people who drink green tea every day are leaner,” and “Green tea helps lower belly fat.” It’s an excellently written report and closes with the smart reminder to “Eat well, drink in moderation and stay active. All of these lead to a healthier life.”

Another report making the news recently is that the major brewers of Japanese beer – Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi and Suntory – experienced shipments falling for a fifth year in 2009. Clever microbreweries on the other hand, experienced a bumper year! For example, “Morita Kinshachi produces a range of European-style pilsners, an Indian Pale Ale and an Imperial Chocolate Stout, but among its best-sellers are beers flavored with green tea.” The article goes on to say that, “The Matcha Draft green tea beer won bronze at an international beer competition last year.


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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