Why Matcha Tea is Bad for You
When you first think about drinking matcha tea, you might not think that it is actually that bad for you, and may even have some benefits to it. However, once you do the calculations on what goes into creating a cup of matcha tea, then you might change your mind and think that matcha tea isn’t so great after all. Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t drink too much matcha tea.
The Benefits of Matcha Tea
Matcha is a type of green tea, and like most teas, it is supposed to have some health benefits to it. Because of this, many people enjoy drinking matcha tea as a way to improve their health. There are some studies that have been done on the subject, and even more anecdotal evidence can be found to support the idea thatmatcha improves your health in ways that regular ol’ green tea doesn’t.
Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Research has shown that consuming matcha green tea can significantly lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels (1). In fact, one study went as far as saying that it can increase HDL (the good) cholesterol by 40% (2). Other studies have shown similar results, with an increase in HDL by up to 50% (3). While these aren’t officially recorded as side effects from using Matcha tea, there are plenty of anecdotal reports from people who use MatchaTea supplements claiming they can improve their cholesterol profile.
Increases Insulin Sensitivity
Insulin sensitivity is how effectively your body uses insulin. Having high insulin sensitivity means that your cells more easily accept glucose as fuel, rather than storing it in fatty tissue. This process is known as ketosis, and has many positive effects on your health. As we age though, our bodies become less sensitive to the effects of insulin, and at some point we need to eat carbohydrates or run the risk of having low blood sugar issues due to an inability to produce enough insulin. The recommended dose of Matchahtee for adults is roughly 3 cups per day, however I would recommend going with half a cup at a time until you see how it affects you ^^^
There are many things in life that are better left unsaid but sometimes; I mean cmon man! How can something be so bad for you and make you feel so good? Well thanks to the ketosis factor mentioned above; You may experience some minor weight loss but more importantly; You will experience decreased hunger which could lead to eating habits changing and potentially leading to weight loss without even trying.
How Does Matcha Tea Work?
Like most forms of medicine; It currently unknowns what exactly goes on inside of us when we consume matcha products. However, since matchas contain almost 80% natural substances; It likely works through multiple different mechanisms within our bodies. One theory suggests that because matchas come from plants; That we may be absorbing some vitamins or minerals that plants provide us with (4). However; This does not seem likely since vitamin D deficiency is relatively common among adult males despite them being fortified in foods such as milk products and cheese products . Another possibility is that because caffeine is one of the major components found in matchas; That it acts as an antioxidant trapping free radicals inside our bodies which then don’t cause any damage (5).
Regardless of whether or not caffeine has Free Radical Trapping properties; It still seems like a good thing and will benefit those who choose to use Matchahtee instead of other kinds of teas out there.
As you can see; There are many different reasons why someone would want to use Matchahtee insteadof another kind of green tea. Even though there aren’t too many health benefits associated with using Matchatoe alone; Using monthly could help save money if they consume enough teas overall comparingto buying fresh teabags every single day.