Concentrated Green Tea Powder
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Next to water, green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. In fact, here in the US, the popularity of drinking tea has exploded, with more and more people reaping the benefits of this powerful drink.
But there are some people who may not want to use tea bags—but still want to obtain all the benefits.
That’s where green tea powder may come in handy.
Packed with the same antioxidant power as a cup of tea, just one dose of the powder may rush the same nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, lower inflammation, and prevent many different chronic diseases.
In fact, just one dose of the powder may improve your heart, brain, liver, and overall health, as well as reduces your risk for cancer.
Sounds pretty impressive right?
But the powder may go a step further and actually aid in weight loss.
The Process of Making Tea Powder
All brands of green tea come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, which is grown in certain parts of the world.
It’s left untreated and fermented, which helps protect the antioxidants found in the tea.
The leaves, which are left to dry in the sunlight, are then ground into a fine powder and packaged for personal use.
This could add a higher concentration of antioxidants, which may increase the power of your tea powder.
This process may take hours or even days to complete, as the drying time and the careful preparation make it extremely tedious, but well worth the wait.
Now that you know the care of your green tea powder, it’s time to look at some of the benefits you may see.
The Benefits of Green Tea
As you know, green tea has quite the reputation for improving your health, lowering inflammation, and boosting your weight loss.
But what you may not know is WHY this occurs, or what other benefits you may see from using green tea powder on an everyday basis.
Here are a few potent health benefits you may actually see:
1. Loaded With Antioxidants
Most of the benefits you may see have to do with the high antioxidant levels found in the powder.
As you know, antioxidants may be your first line of defense against the damage associated with free radicals.
Free radicals, which are a normal part of cellular metabolism, may spike inflammation due to the damage they may cause along the way.
However, antioxidants (like the ones found in green tea powder) may scavenge free radicals, therefore lowering the impact these rogue cells may have on your body.
One of the top antioxidants you may find is EGCG, which is one of the most widely researched compounds when it comes to improving your health.
But what’s more important is the ability the powder has on increasing your antioxidant profile in your body.
This means you may have more antioxidants available to curb oxidative stress, therefore preventing a wide range of illness from occurring.
2. Better Heart Health
In order to protect your heart, you need to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to normal levels.
And normally, you can accomplish this with diet and exercise. But adding green tea powder may help in this process.
Studies show that oxidative stress may lead to fat buildup in your arteries. And this could lead to damage and inflammation in your arteries, which could stiffen them and lead to high blood pressure.
But the antioxidants in green tea may decrease blood pressure and prevent fat absorption in your cells.
The result is lower blood pressure and stress on your heart.
Green tea may also impact your cholesterol levels. Studies repeatedly have shown the antioxidants may help lower LDL cholesterol, therefore adding another layer of protection for your heart.
The end result could be a lower risk for heart disease, heart attacks, or even a prevention of strokes.
3. Better Brain Health
As you get older, oxidative stress may impact your brain health.
This could lead to poor memory and concentration and brain damage, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.
This is why antioxidants are recommended to prevent age-related brain decline.
Studies show the antioxidants found in green tea powder may lower oxidative stress in your brain, therefore protecting your brain cells from oxidative stress.
On top of protecting your brain cells, the antioxidants may improve your memory, by enhancing certain connections in your brain.
There are numerous studies that show green tea powder may protect your brain cells, therefore increasing brain function.
4. Boosts Weight Loss
Everyone is looking to lose drop pounds, lose weight, and shave off some layers of stubborn belly fat.
Well, green tea may actually accelerate this process.
The naturally-occurring caffeine, combined with the catechins may actually boost your metabolic rate by as much as 4 percent.
By boosting your metabolic rate, you may see easier weight loss and better body composition over time.
5. Reduction in Cancer Risk
Everyone has been touched by someone with cancer. It could be a friend, a relative, or even a close loved one.
That’s why cancer prevention is on the top of most people’s mind these days.
Well, it may actually reduce the risk for certain cancer.
Studies show the antioxidants, specifically EGCG, may balance the rate of cell production and cell death, which could lower your risk for cancer.
One study even shows that taking the powder significantly lowered the risk for prostate cancer compared to those not using green tea.
Even though more research is needed in this area, it’s important to understand that green tea may lead to a reduction in cancer risk.
The Take Home Message
The green tea powder may improve your health, and ward off many different chronic diseases.
It’s been shown to improve heart, brain, and liver health, and reduce the risk for cancer in some populations.
This may all be possible due to the powerful antioxidants found in green tea powder.
You may find polyphenols, catechin, tannins, and other antioxidants that have been proven, time and again, to reduce the impact of oxidative stress, therefore adding benefits to your health.
And that is why we have included dark green Oolong tea leaves into our Amla Green Tea product. Not only does it rush the powerful antioxidants found in Amla… but you’re also flooding your body with the polyphenols only concentrated powder can provide.
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant Stock, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.
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