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.