(NaturalNews) The good news about the health benefits of green tea just keeps getting better, it seems. In just the last two years, we've published dozens of stories about green tea and its surprisingly wide range of health benefits (see below). And today, one of the most respected superfood companies in the health products industry has announced the launch of its own Boku Super Matcha Green Tea
.Full disclosure: This is an independent review. We have no financial ties to this product and receive no compensation from its purchase.
Boku Super Matcha Green Tea is a "whole leaf" premium green tea that's also 100% USDA organic
and grown only in Japan. It is completely non-GMO (of course), grown entirely without pesticides, and is routinely tested to ensure no contamination with fluoride, radiation or heavy metals of any kind.
The Boku website for this product line is:
I was sent a sample of this product to try, and although I normally don't drink much tea, I found this blend to be extremely rich, full-bodied and even emotionally expanding / uplifting. It's no wonder this is a "ceremonial" blend, as the active phytochemicals in green tea are well known to positively impact mood and brain function (see below).
One word of caution: There is caffeine in all green tea. At first, I made the mistake of drinking this sample on an empty stomach and I received an unwanted caffeine surge (I don't normally drink any caffeine, so I'm very sensitive to it). I have since learned to blend it into my chocolate avocado smoothies where the caffeine is slowly released over roughly 6 hours.
Through March 15th, you can try Boku
Super Matcha Green Tea at 20% off
, plus you'll get free shipping (continental USA only) when you also try another Boku food items such as their Super Food Bars, Boku Super Protein or Boku Super Food. There's no coupon code needed. Take advantage of this at BokuGreenTea.com
How is "Matcha" green tea different from common brewed green tea?
The different is like night and day. Here are some of the highlights:
• Gram for gram, Matcha Green Tea has over 500% more antioxidants than goji berries
. It is one of the highest ORAC-value superfoods known on the planet. It is also 1000% higher in antioxidants than pomegranates and blueberries.
• Matcha Green Tea has roughly 10 times the nutritional potency of brewed green tea
. So that store-bought "green tea" beverage you previously tried is probably a mere shadow of what ceremonial green tea delivers in terms of nutrition.
• Matcha Green Tea is well known to boost mood, enhance concentration and improve cognitive function. This is part of the reason it has been used ceremonially throughout the Far East.
• Matcha Green Tea is very high in natural antioxidants
that help prevent free radical cell damage. Match Green Tea is made using the "whole leaf" of the plant, so it's higher in chlorophyll, minerals and phytonutrients than teas made without using the whole leaf.
• Matcha Green Tea is a healthy replacement for coffee. Yes, it has caffeine in it, so it should always be used mindfully, but it has far higher nutritional potency than coffee while still delivering the mental focus people have come to expect from coffee.
• Matcha Green Tea is slowly stone-ground at very low temperatures. This helps leave its rich phytonutrients intact.
Take advantage of their 20% off discount through March 15th -- something they have offered exclusively to NaturalNews readers during the new launch of their product line. Their Matcha Green Tea is in stock and ready to ship at www.BokuGreenTea.com
What does the scientific literature say about the health benefits of green tea?
Here at NaturalNews, we've published dozens of articles about the health benefits of green tea. The scientific literature just keeps pouring out.
Below, I've gathered a list of some of the most recent headlines on green tea
for you to research on your own. As you browse these headlines, keep in mind the following:
• None of this research was conducted on Boku Matcha Green Tea. In fact, nearly all the green tea research I've seen was conducted using low-grade green tea
that hardly even compares to the nutritional potency of Boku's green tea. So the results cited in the research below cannot be assumed to automatically apply to Boku's green tea.
• The following list is in no way intended to mean that Boku Matcha Green Tea is a cure for any disease or health condition mentioned below. Boku's green tea is a natural
superfood, not a drug.
Here are the NaturalNews headlines where you can read more about green tea:
Green tea helps maintain functional ability and prevent cognitive decline
as we agehttp://www.naturalnews.com/034939_green_tea_cognitive_decline_aging.h...
Green tea consumption linked to improvements in total and LDL cholesterolhttp://www.naturalnews.com/034383_green_tea_LDL_cholesterol_health.ht...Prevent cancer
with green tea - know how much is neededhttp://www.naturalnews.com/034309_green_tea_cancer_prevention.html
Green tea found to lower LDL cholesterol
Study: Drinking green tea can help to lower 'bad' cholesterol levelshttp://www.naturalnews.com/034279_green_tea_bad_cholesterol.html
Green tea supplements prevent flu better than vaccinationhttp://www.naturalnews.com/034218_green_tea_flu_season.html
Green tea confirmed as a weight loss nutrient
and heart health antioxidanthttp://www.naturalnews.com/034153_green_tea_weight_loss.html
Green tea inhibits extra weight gain and can help prevent obesityhttp://www.naturalnews.com/033968_green_tea_weight_gain.html
Green tea shown to fight obesityhttp://www.naturalnews.com/033894_green_tea_obesity.html
Green tea alters gene expression to improve cholesterol metabolismhttp://www.naturalnews.com/033643_green_tea_cholesterol.html
Green tea and cocoa epicatechin flavonoids lower diabetes risk and extend lifespanhttp://www.naturalnews.com/032821_epicatechin_flavonoids_lifespan.htm...
Green tea polyphenols shown to prevent fatal autoimmune diseaseshttp://www.naturalnews.com/032758_green_tea_polyphenols.html
Drinking green tea lowers body weight and reduces fat accumulationhttp://www.naturalnews.com/032128_green_tea_body_weight.html
Green tea fights cancer
, free radical damage, aging and obesityhttp://www.naturalnews.com/032082_gree_tea_aging.html
Green tea better at preventing cancer and dementia
than previously thoughthttp://www.naturalnews.com/030984_green_tea_dementia.htmlFight the flu
with green teahttp://www.naturalnews.com/030772_green_tea_flu.html
Green tea compounds found to help halt leukemiahttp://www.naturalnews.com/029987_green_tea_leukemia.html
Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabeticshttp://www.naturalnews.com/029496_polyphenols_green_tea.html
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia breakthrough: green tea extract halts cancer progression
in majority of patientshttp://www.naturalnews.com/029055_leukemia_green_tea.html
Green tea blocks lung cancerhttp://www.naturalnews.com/028877_lung_cancer_green_tea.html
Green tea prevents eye diseasehttp://www.naturalnews.com/028600_eye_disease_green_tea.html
Green tea nutrients may prevent glaucomahttp://www.naturalnews.com/028339_green_tea_glaucoma.html
Green Tea Extracts Halt Growth of Prostate Cancer Tumorshttp://www.naturalnews.com/028099_green_tea_prostate_cancer.html
Green tea nutrients prevent and treat brain disordershttp://www.naturalnews.com/027757_green_tea_brain_function.html
Green tea eases stress and fatigue
Making Mouths Smile: Green Tea may Help Prevent Oral Cancer
, Researchers Sayhttp://www.naturalnews.com/027546_green_tea_oral_cancer.html
Green tea reduces risk of blood cancers
by 42 percenthttp://www.naturalnews.com/027432_tea_green.html
New research from Japan: Green tea fights blood and liver cancer
, as well as pneumoniahttp://www.naturalnews.com/027379_tea_green.html
Green Tea could Naturally Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis
, Scientists Sayhttp://www.naturalnews.com/027194_tea_green.html
Green Tea Nutrients Prevent Leukemiahttp://www.naturalnews.com/026911_tea_green.html
Five Cups and More of Green Tea Billed as Best Defense from Cancer
, Says Japanese Researchhttp://www.naturalnews.com/026862_cancer_tea_green.html
Green Tea Shown to Fight Colds, Flu and Even Cancerhttp://www.naturalnews.com/026397_green_tea.html
The Emperor's Guard: Green Tea Protects the Hearthttp://www.naturalnews.com/025871_tea_green.html
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