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Green tea is the common denominator in countless health blogs around the globe. Whether the results can be scientifically qualified or not, millions of people in every continent include green tea in their nutrition and health regimen.

But green tea is not intended as a sole source, nor is it a short cut.

Be sure to include vegetables, especially broccoli. It’s regarded as much a miracle vegetable as green tea is a miracle beverage.

Alcohol is one of those things I’m not going to waste words advising against, but keep it to moderation. Alcohol destroys folate, which repairs our DNA.

If meats are on your menu, try to find organic, grass-fed meats. They have less fat and higher levels of omega-3 oils.

Try to continually reduce how much sugar is in your diet. Sugar reduces our immunity and reduces the ability of white blood cells to fight off infection.

These are just the very basics of good nutrition. It’s important to note that although in places like Japan where tea is enjoyed for the flavor of tea, we here in the United States tend to prefer it sugared up a bit. Sugar is so much a part of our normal diet that beverage companies simply throw it into most everything. I recently took a walk down the aisle at the health food store and this is what I found:

  • 365 Organic unsweetened green tea, 16 oz bottle actually has 0 sugars.
  • Inko’s White tea, White peach, 16 oz, has 14 grams of sugar per bottle.
  • Kombucha Living Tea, 12 oz, and has 22 grams of sugar.
  • Sweet Leaf Unsweet Tea, 16 oz, and still contains 2 grams of sugar per bottle.
  • Honest Tea, Green Dragon Tea with Passion Fruit, calling itself “just a tad sweet,” 16 oz, and has 16 grams of sugar per bottle.
  • Guayaki Yerba Mate, Traditional Mate, 16 oz and contains 20 grams of sugar per bottle.

As for Matcha GT, we have 7 grams of sugars per serving. MatchaGT however does not come in a bottle. It comes in powder form! Whisk some into your cup of hot water and the refreshment is ready when you are!

Matcha contains the body-refreshing benefits of natural caffeine, antioxidants and chlorophyll.


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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