Is Green Tea good to drink before and during exercise?

You bet!  Vault, our local Health and Fitness Center, is now introducing our MATCHA and Edible Green Sencha Powder at their place.

Talk to Noelle, and choose the best Green Tea for you!

Now, here are 3 big reasons why you want to drink Green Tea when you exercise.

Reason 1: Because Green Tea neutralizes Free Radicals

Free radicals are toxic byproducts of oxygen metabolism that cause significant damage to living cells and tissues in a process called “oxidative stress.”

Free radicals are created either from normal essential metabolic processes in the human body (more exercise, more free radicals!), or from external sources such as exposure to X-rays, ozone, cigarette smoking, air pollutants, and industrial chemicals. Neutralize Free radicals and reduce muscle damage caused by free radicals with Green Tea while you exercise.

Reason 2: Because Green Tea enhances Metabolism

Several studies show that green tea can boost metabolism and help people burn about 3-4% more calories each day. The substances in green tea increase levels of hormones that cause fat cells to break down fat. The effect is stronger when exercising.

Reason 3: Because Green Tea offers steady energy and enhances your mood

Green Tea naturally contains Caffeine and L-theanine, a natural relaxant exclusively found in Green Tea. L-theanine increases activity of the inhibitor neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and production of alpha waves in the brain.

Luckily, you don’t need boiling water to enjoy the super-powerful Green Tea Antioxidants when you use MATCHA or Edible Green Sencha Powder!  Here are a few easy recipes to whip up refreshing, tasty Green Tea!

Cold Bottled Matcha or Edible Green Sencha Powder

Add Matcha or Edible Green Sencha Powder regular or decaf 1/4 to 1 tsp. per 8 oz water and sweetener, if you wish, and shake until fully combined. You may need to drink a little water first to make room for the powder and to be able to shake it well!

Matcha Frappé

•1/2 to 1 tsp. Matcha or Edible Green Sencha Powder regular or decaf
•1 cup Milk of your choiceor water
•5 Ice cubes
•1 tsp. Vanilla–Optional
•1 packet Stevia or sweetener of your choice–Optional
Add all ingredients to blender or juicer and mix until well blended. Enjoy!

Matcha Smoothie

•1/2 tsp. Matcha or Edible Green Sencha Powder regular or decaf
•1 cup Milk of your choice
•1 Banana
•5 Ice cubes or 3/4 cup Frozen Fruit
Add all ingredients to blender. After exercise carbs and protein help rebuild muscles. Add your favorite protein powder if you wish. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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About Kiyomi

Kiyomi lives in a rural countryside of Oregon while raising her family and running a small business. A native Japanese and U.S. citizen. On top of her family, what she embraces includes researches & discoveries of green tea science, adventurous cooking, good music, and inspirational ideas. She believes green tea is one of the simplest additions anybody can make to change his or her own life positively.

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