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Matcha Powder Benefits

Green tea may be one of the healthiest beverages you can drink, except, perhaps, for matcha tea. The healthy compounds found in green tea are even more highly concentrated in matcha, a bright green powder made from green tea leaves. Learn how to use it in everything from your morning … Read More

Green Tea May Lower LDL Cholesterol

A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals that drinking green tea or taking green tea in capsule form may lower LDL cholesterol as well as total cholesterol. Dr. Olivia J. Phung, of the College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, … Read More

9 Chia Seed Benefits (and 1 Misconception)

For some reason, I almost never have all of the ingredients for whatever I’m cooking, so I’ve become a master of substitutions. One of my favorite tricks is to use chia seeds when I’ve run out of eggs. It takes just 1 tablespoon of chia to 3 tablespoons of water … Read More

Eating More Wasabi Benefits Your Health

Wasabi is to sushi as ketchup is to fries. In addition to spicing up your California roll, this tasty Japanese condiment can boost your health and fight chronic diseases like osteoporosis. In fact, wasabi benefits abound. Want to prevent cavities? It can do that. How about reducing inflammation? It does … Read More

The Kombucha Craze: Health Benefits of a Popular Brew

Kombucha is a sweet, slightly bubbly, mildly acidic fermented tea reminiscent of sparkling cider. The ancient medicinal brew is one of the fastest-growing products in the "functional beverage" market, touting a rich mix of beneficial microorganisms and antioxidants. Proponents tout kombucha’s benefits for aiding in digestion, fighting harmful bacteria, reducing inflammation, … Read More

Green Tea for Weight Loss

Green tea is packed with health benefits. But did you know that green tea also burns fat and boosts metabolism? That’s right! Drinking a cup of green tea for weight loss each morning can boost your metabolism for the day. [1] EGCG Catechin: The Distinctive Ingredient in Green Tea for … Read More

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