6 Awesome Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

 

Matcha Green Tea has been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for over a millennium and embodies a meditative spiritual style. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed and picked before being stone-ground into very fine powder. Matcha Green Tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and antioxidant properties. This miracle elixir is considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today and here are 10 reasons why.

1. High In Antioxidants

Antioxidants are the magical nutrients and enzymes responsible for fighting against the negative effects of our food, environment and lifestyle habits preventing a number of life-threatening maladies. Antioxidants are something that all health conscious individuals seek from such foods as organic fruits, green veggies and the like. Just one serving of Matcha Green Tea provides 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method.

2. Relaxation

Matcha Green Tea has been used by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks as a means to relax and meditate while remaining alert. Now we know that this higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine contained in the leaves used to make Matcha. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness.

3. Boosts Memory and Concentration

Another side-effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration. I think we all can use a little boost in memory and concentration.

4. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance

Samurai warriors of Japan drank Matcha Green Tea before going into battle gaining benefits of increased energy and endurance. Green tea naturally contains caffeine, but the energy and focus received from Matcha is largely due to L-Theanine. Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side-effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension. It’s good, clean energy and endurance.

5. Strengthens The Immune System

Matcha Green Tea has been shown to promote overall health and wellness. One bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides a good amount of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium.

6. Burns Calories

Drinking Matcha Green Tea has been shown to increase metabolism and facilitate fat burn up. Unlike many weight loss aides, Matcha natural properties causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate, high blood pressure or stress on the kidneys.

Yours in Health & Fitness,

Steve

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www.matchabox.com 

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https://matchabarnyc.com

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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen
More and more people are demanding food free of synthetic chemicals. But recent analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues.
The USDA found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples it analyzed. The pesticides remained on fruits and vegetables even when they are washed and, in some cases, peeled.
When buying organic produce is not an option, use this buyers guide to choose foods lower in pesticide residues. But when you do have the option to buy organic, always do so.
The Dirty Dozen List:
  1.  Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pear
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes
                                 
  13. I recommend getting this vegetable and fruit wash to help reduce the possible contamination of your fruits and vegetables.
Steve Jordan is a certified personal trainer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and well regarded health & fitness educator. He is also an accomplished lacrosse player and remains to this day very involved in the sport. He is sole proprietor of Steve Jordan Fitness located in Los Angeles, owns and operates a successful lacrosse business in Florida and fulfills his passion for health and fitness through his blog, public speaking engagements and through personal training his clients.
Yours in Health & Fitness,
Steve Jordan, BS, CSCS, PES, CES, CPT, HLC
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Your Best Bikini Body For Summer!

YOUR BEST BIKINI BODY FOR SUMMER!

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Ashley Greene and I paddle boarding in Malibu

It’s almost summer and it’s time to get your bikini body on!  I’ve got the best solutions that are proven and tried by some of the hottest celebrities including Ashley Greene.

Your Best Bikini Body For Summer begins with your mindset, not your diet or ab moves. Yes you read correctly! Your mindset is going to guarantee you that you feel and look your best in your bikini this summer.

A positive outlook on life is without a doubt one of the most powerful tools you must have to become successful. Positive people expect good health, fitness, happiness, wealth, success and good relationships. This is not because they already have it, or because they are more confident, it is simply because of their attitude and mindset. The law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. Your Best Bikini Body For Summer are just a few positive thoughts away!

Here are 6 simple, but powerful truths to be more positive and have the best summer of your life:

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    Believe: Believe that you look great, know that you look great and feel that you look great in your bikini. What you believe in will come to you!

  • Replace negative thoughts with positive ones: When you start to think negative thoughts take a deep breath and think positive thoughts like, “I feel awesome”, “I fricken rock” or “I look fabulous!”
  • Surround yourself around positive people: Negative people can and will rub off on you even if your the most positive person. So surround yourself around  positive people or those who accept you just the way you are.
  • Do things that make you feel happy: “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” One of my favorite quotes and words I live by. If you are feeling happy in other areas of your life, than you won’t care as much about how you look in a bikini. Just Rock it and be happy!

Think positive and enjoy YOUR BEST BIKINI BODY SUMMER ever!

Yours in Health & Fitness ,

Steve Jordan

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Should You Take A Vitamin D Supplement?

I heard vitamin D is a good supplement to take. But I’m not quite sure why I should. Can you please give me a good reason why I should add this vitamin to my daily supplement routine.”  William

As we age and live busy lifestyles we don’t need different nutrients as much as we may need different dosages to compensate for some of the inevitable age related changes that happen in our mind and bodies. I researched and came up with several important reasons why, which I will comment on later in this blog. My comments here are not intended to replace medical advise and are only designed to offer insights into the possible benefits   of taking dietary supplements. NOTE:  If you are unsure if taking supplements is right for you, or if you have an existing medical condition and/or if you are taking medications that could interfere with supplementation, you should ask your health care provider or Doctor.

As we age, our skin is less able to synthesize or use Vitamin D and we are spending more time in doors because the risk of skin cancer from over exposure to the sun. As a result, we may not be getting enough sun exposure to facilitate synthesis of Vitamin D, leading to a deficiency and causing other challenges including absorption of calcium promoting strong bones. Studies suggest the deficiency of Vitamin D and the poor mineralization of calcium can contribute to osteoporosis in both women and men.

Vitamin D also also helps to strengthen your immune system and protects against a number of serious illnesses including hypertention, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and psoriasis. In addition, there is more evidence suggested it’s role in preventing cancers.

Throughout life you should always try to get most f the nutrients you need out of food in a well balanced diet, but as we get busier and aging doesn’t cease, that may not be as easy as it once was. For these reasons, I would suggest supplementing Vitamin D into your daily intake of vitamins to address the potential deficiencies discussed above.

I recommend reviewing this site to find the best brand that is convenient for you to purchase and fits within your budget. https://labdoor.com/rankings/vitamin-d?gclid=CjwKEAjw387JBRDPtJePvOej8kASJADkV9TLLY_Uh-EIlYEeIFZmuO0uE9cxZ6Uy7YyYpmt88BkdRxoCXhnw_wcB

Yours in health and fitness,

Steve Jordan

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Office Stretch and Workout

No Excuses! The Office Exercise Plan 

Let’s face it, your office doesn’t seem to be the most ideal place to get a workout in or to accomplish a quick program to keep your mind and body tuned up. That’s a limited way of thinking that will
and is holding you back from having optimal health and fitness.

The truth of the matter is that is that it doesn’t take a gym, an aerobics studio or another fitness focused location to keep you on track. It really boils down to the repetitions you get throughout your day, week, month and year that will ultimately create the results you desire.

I’ve created 7 of my favorite office exercises that will invigorate not only your body, but your mind. These exercises focus on areas that become tight and weak due to the seated position. “Sitting is the new smoking” is the new phrase being talked about among health professionals. These simple, but effective exercises will help you combat the challenges of sitting like lower back or shoulder pain, poor circulation, low energy, lack of focus and motivation. Creating a daily routine will ensure your success. So the prescription is to perform these 7 exercises twice everyday you are in the office, NO EXCUSES!

Click this link below Office Stretch and Workout for the complete workout with tips on preparation and movement for optimal benefits.

Office Stretch and Workout

Keep moving!

Steve Jordan

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