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The Benefits of Genmaicha Tea

The Benefits of Genmaicha Tea

Genmaicha (which is the Japanese word for ‘brown rice tea’) is green tea with roasted brown rice. It is a wonderful, and little-known Japanese culinary treat that offers a natural combination of starch, sugar and a nutty flavor in an easy-to-prepare beverage for breakfast or anytime drink.

It Tastes Good!

The nuttiness in the brown rice aids in balancing the bitterness in the green tea, so green tea newbies generally accept genmaicha as opposed to sencha or matcha.

Aids in Weight Loss

Genmaicha contains EGCG, an antioxidant that increases the function of catecholamine in the body, the hormone that’s linked to stress related situations, muscle contraction, and most importantly, fat loss. It helps burn fat faster while suppressing our appetite. Drinking genmaicha in combination with a good, healthy diet will give you the best results in your weight loss journey.

Balances Blood Sugar

Genmaicha tea can help in times of blood sugar spike or crash, which can result in irritability, fatigue, unhealthy food craving, and more. Brown rice tea drinkers are usually more in control of their cravings and this can also help with binge eating. So if you’re one the type of person who struggles with cravings even after you’ve had a full meal, try to drink this genmaicha tea every day and drink it with your meals.

Decreases Bad Cholesterol, Increases Good Cholesterol & Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease is currently the number one cause of death in America, so it is important to pay attention to our cholesterol levels, and brown rice tea can reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and increase the good cholesterol. The selenium in Genmaicha improves blood flow and lowers the chance of heart disease.

Regulates Thyroid

Brown rice tea contains selenium which can regulate thyroid hormones. Thyroid is a gland located near the neck and creates important hormones. Without enough selenium, you may experience irritability, poor vision, muscle weakness, fatigue, sleeping problems, dry skin, and more.

Removes Toxins

The green tea in genmaicha is well known for getting rid of all the toxins and harmful substances in your body and the polyphenols in green tea also help your liver when detoxing while providing the antioxidants it needs to fight free radicals.

May Lower Cancer Risks

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells and it is one of the leading causes of death. EGCG, which is found in this tea, is known to lower your risk of different types of cancer by suppressing cancer growing cells. It has also been said that drinking this tea before and after cancer surgery significantly lowers the risk of its reoccurrence.

Improves Dental Health

Tired of getting bad breath after drinking coffee? Try genmaicha tea. The antibacterial properties found in this tea kill bacteria that causes cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

Reduces Bloating and Improves Digestion

Genmaicha is a powerful diuretic, which helps to relieve bloating and avoids water retention, which helps to get rid of excess water and toxins. Drink a cup when you feel overly full, bloated, or are suffering from digestive issues.

Helps With Asthma

Another benefit of selenium, found in Genmaicha, is that it can help with asthma. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a study showed that half the people taking selenium had less trouble with their asthma than did those who took the placebo.

Promotes A Younger Looking You

The EGCG found in green tea is 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in destroying skin damaging free radicals. So drinking this tea on a regular basis will avoid skin damage, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Helps With Sleep, Relaxation, and Focus

Genmaicha tea will not make you tired, but it will help you relax and get a good nights sleep when you turn in. This tea contains GABA which is a neurotransmitter so it allows you to be relaxed. The amino acids found in Genmaicha can help with relaxation and focus. Start your day with a cup of genmaicha tea in the morning and it will keep you calm and focused from the go, and drink a cup whenever you are feeling stressed, or during those times when concentration is a must. 

4th Jan 2019 THT Danni Mae

APOTHECARY PIE - a Blog by The Herbal Toad