Matcha & Exercise
To reach and maintain your overall optimum energy, it is essential to not only eat well, but also to maintain a consistent level of physical activity. This is where Matcha green tea can play an important role. With your workouts, whether your goal is to increase endurance, increase metabolism and/or drop excess visceral fat (the fat stored in the abdominal area), also known as fat loss, Matcha green tea can assist the body with all three.
The key is to drink Matcha green tea lattes daily. I have watched clients drink Matcha on occasion, only 1-2 cups per week before workouts not understanding why they aren't experiencing the full potential. You will always experience a boost of energy and endurance from one serving of Matcha before a workout but to see results in muscle toning and fat burning, this tea should be drunk on a regular basis. Matcha is truly the ideal pre workout food or drink!
It is ideal to drink Matcha regularly (2-3 times daily) and make sure that one of those hot or cold matcha lattes is within ½ hour before exercising...always use matcha as a pre workout food and try blending with protein powder! One serving, about 1 tsp of Matcha, consumed pre-workout will help fuel and maintain the body. Keep in mind that your endurance and even metabolism will increase gradually over a couple months. You will experience more energy on a daily basis along with your workouts by the time weeks 8-10 approach with drinking Matcha green tea lattes daily. I have read various studies which found that physical endurance will improve as much as 20-25%.
If your goal is weight loss, next to a healthy diet and exercise, Matcha is one of nature's best and most natural aids, safe for almost every person. Matcha naturally increases your body's energy and heat production during cardio and resistance training which tells the body to burn more calories, specifically fat calories, resulting in weight loss. Those using Matcha regularly can burn up to four times more calories per workout session. I have found that your metabolism can increase as much as 30-40% simply through drinking matcha daily and incorporating it into your workout. Matcha is one of natures best way to lose weight, especially unwanted fat loss!
I have been drinking Matcha tea for over 10 years and it not only helps to keep our energy up but definitely it has helped to get rid of those last few post-pregnancy pounds that tend to be a bit stubborn. I encourage all of my clients to drink Matcha regularly and they have not only been able to lose those pounds that love to store abdominally but experience everything else that Matcha has to offer including energy gain, focus, clarity, immunity and much more. No question that matcha is the healthiest energy drink and the perfect pre workout food – Rebekah