Serious About Weight Training? Drink Matcha.

Health Benefits Matcha

The body-building community has begun to recognise the benefits of matcha. Bodybuilding.com, for example, has recently featured an article extolling some of these benefits, including: Very high antioxidant levels, including catechin EGCG, a polyphenol undergoing clinical trials as a cancer inhibitor and protector against heart disease; High levels of amino acid l-theanine, found to reduce physiological stress effects, and counteracting the jittery effects of caffeine; and Properties that inhibit the intestinal absorption of dietary fat, cholesterol and other lipids, potentially helping keep fat and cholesterol levels down, if consumed as part of a healthy diet and training regime. These are nutritional qualities that help maintain excellent...

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Matcha: Are the Health Claims True?

Green Tea Health Benefits Matcha

Yes, for the right claims.  A number of peer-reviewed scientific studies have found matcha to be a highly nutritious food with multiple health benefits. It has all the health benefits of regular green tea, and more antioxidants, because we consume the high-grade leaves.   A 1997 study suggests that consuming matcha assists the body to purge potential carcinogens, such as PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls), PCDF's (polychlorinated dibenzofurans) and PCDD's (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins).  A 2003 study indicates that there are 137 times the antioxidants in matcha than there are in the popular brand of green tea that was tested in the study. These antioxidants are...

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Green Tea: Always a Rational Choice

Green Tea Health Benefits Matcha

Green tea is an excellent beverage. Matcha is green tea, optimised. Green tea is normally consumed as an infusion, produced from tea leaves which are discarded before the tea is consumed. Such green tea infusions are a perfectly rational choice. A 2007 study strongly suggests that green tea catechins (a form of antioxidant) may help to counter cardiovascular disease risks by interfering with our digestion of fat and cholesterol. Later, a 2010 study confirmed that green tea is one of the best sources of antioxidants available to us.  So how does matcha work? Well, matcha is green tea, so it packs all these benefits too.  The difference...

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What is Optimal Living?

Health Benefits Okami Life Optimal Living

In challenging times, we back ourselves, build our resilience, and refine our decisions so that we can thrive. Optimal living means making high-quality choices that deliver the best outcomes. No fads, no gimmicks, just informed, reasoned choices that support health, strength, authenticity and autonomy. Optimal living is the essence of Okami Life, a curated selection of the very best choices that make the biggest difference.

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