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Why is everyone talk about Matcha ?

Le 10 juin 2015, 05:54 dans Humeurs 0

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.”Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined 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. Regular steeped green tea is considered healthy because the leaves contain antioxidants, but water can only extract a small about of the leaves' nutritional properties. In the case of matcha, one consumes the entire leaf, making it exponentially more healthful.


Tea originates from leaves, which get their color from a substance called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps eliminate heavy metals and toxins from the body . Unlike teas where the leaves are discarded once the tea is made, matcha green tea is made from the powder, which is consumed along with the tea. Consumption of the green tea powder containing the chlorophyll imbues the tea with detoxifying properties. Chlorophyll also helps balance pH levels in the blood and contains antibacterial properties.

Mental Relaxation

 L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other “downers.”In this state of mind, calmness occurs along with mental clarity and alertness, but in an overall state of relaxation. L-theanine counteracts caffeine's stimulating effects, and helps lower blood pressure, improve memory, reduce PMS symptoms and reduce stress.


Matcha tea is high in caffeine, but it acts differently than that found in other teas and coffee. The caffeine in Matcha tea attaches to the catechins and is released into the bloodstream slowly as the catechins are broken down. This gives the drinker sustained energy rather than short bursts of intense energy, followed by lows. This, along with the L-theanine, provides a less jarring stimulus from the caffeine.

Fortifies the Immune System

Matcha green tea contains antioxidants, similar to other types of green teas. The levels of antioxidants in matcha green tea are higher than that of spinach and blueberries. Antioxidants help protect cells against free radicals that can destroy cells and tissues and help strengthen the immune system. Catechins are types of antioxidants that are only present in green teas. Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCg, is a catechin known for its strong cancer-fighting properties and makes up 60 percent of the catechins found in matcha green tea.

Burns Calories

Drinking Matcha Green Tea has also been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average. Again, unlike many diet aides currently on the market, Matcha causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.

The power of Flower

Le 13 mai 2015, 05:33 dans Humeurs 0

We all know the amazing power of flowers boost our spirits and sometimes even our health.Flowers can also strengthen our skin,like floral extracts can uplift, soften, and strengthen our skin. Many floral extracts have antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Flowers have compounds in their petals, leaves, or seeds that help restore and nurture life. And those same compounds can protect our skin.




Rose essential oil is one of the most precious in the world: To obtain a single kilogram, it takes three to four tons of roses. Used traditionally as a tonic for improving circulation, rose oil has soothing and antioxidant benefits great for aging skin.



Orchid oil is extracted from cultivated orchids. It is often considered the "perfect plant" for the skin,the orchid moisturizes, boosts skin immunity, reduces fine lines, and soothes. It also has skin–fortifying minerals like calcium, magnesium, and zinc. And it's an antioxidant to boot.


Essential oils are taken from the leaves, not the flowers, of the geranium. Known for its toning, anti–inflammatory, and antimicrobial strengths, geranium can also help relax tight muscles.


The word lavender comes from the Latin word lavar, meaning "to wash." Long before the antimicrobial properties of lavender were discovered, it was used in solutions for bathing and housecleaning. It also works as a calming ingredient in aromatherapy and has deodorizing and soothing effects on the skin.


The seed oil of sunflowers is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which help repair, calm, and soften the skin. In Native American cultures, sunflower seed oil was often applied to help cure skin woes.

Resveratrol help reduce acne

Le 14 avril 2015, 07:55 dans Humeurs 0

Resveratrol is one nutrient that scientists are taking a closer look at for its role in acne which is found in many foods that are nutritious and skin-friendly. It is a fat-soluble compound belonging to the class of polyphenols known as stilbenes. Polyphenols are antioxidants, which help fight free radicals, or unstable oxygen molecules that damage cells and increase inflammation that contributes to acne. In some plants, resveratrol is a by-product of stress, fungal infection, ultraviolet radiation or injury.

In a small study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Dermatology” , researchers investigated the effects of a resveratrol gel on acne. Twenty patients put the gel on the right side of their face and a plain hydrogel on the left side for 60 days. The researchers found that showed a 53.75 percent average reduction in the Global Acne Grading System score, a measure of acne activity such as number and type of lesions. The researchers found that the reseveratrol gel yielded clinically relevant and statistically significant decreases in acne lesions.

Although the acne patients in the study used resveratrol topically to treat acne, adding it to diet may also be beneficial. As an antioxidant, resveratrol helps to lower inflammation, and any food that has anti-inflammatory abilities is beneficial for acne.  Resveratrol is found in the roots of Giant Knotweed Rhizome (Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati) and in other fruits as well as in the skin of red grapes. Red wine contains on the order of 0.1-14.3 mg/l. It is sold as a nutritional supplement derived primarily from knotweed, and it is extracted commercially – when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi.

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