Can i have matcha tea while on keto diet

What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of green tea made from pulverized young tea leaves. These plants are shade-grown for their final three weeks before harvest. Under shade, the plants fill up with nutrients and develop a bright green hue.

After harvest, the tea leaves are dried and stone-ground into a fine powder. The resulting powder is whisked into hot water to create the frothy beverage that has been central to Japanese and Buddhist cultures for thousands of years. Matcha: Healthier than Green Tea? The bottom line: yes. How is matcha so different from green tea then?

And the total result is compared to green tea, matcha has: x the amount of EGCG – a special antioxidant that can fight inflammation and aid in cancer prevention. The History of Matcha Matcha use dates to 8th-century China back. Chinese monks uncovered the joys of powdered green tea leaves matcha and used them to promote a zen state during meditation.

To the Chinese, matcha tea was more than a drink, it was an innovative art, akin to poetry. Elsai and his fellow Zen monks used matcha to resolve a curious problem: to enter a transcendent state, they needed complete body and mind relaxation. But if they got too relaxed… they fell asleep. With Matcha, they could achieve a continuing state that was both calm and alert. And for that, they treasured it. The Japanese Buddhists went on to perfect matcha production and popularize it throughout the national country.

They hand-picked only the highest quality stone and leaves ground them to perfection with a slow and methodical technique. The slow, careful production of matcha mirrored how the Japanese learned to consume it. Through the Chado tea ceremony, invented in the s, matcha became an experience – a right time for individuals to gather and connect with one another. The ceremonies lasted hours and sought to instill the virtues of Japanese life to all: harmony warespect keipurity sei and tranquility jaku.

Today, matcha is part meditation, by the day part superfood – and its popularity grows. What is Keto Matcha? Keto matcha is matcha powder mixed with nutritious fats simply. These fats usually include: Grass-fed butter Coconut oil MCT oil These fats are carefully selected to energize, satiate and promote a ketogenic state. Cancer prevention. EGCG has powerful anti-cancer properties also. These compounds can stop cancer cells from multiplying and kill off certain cancer cells even.

Studies have tested this effect with breastprostateand liver cancers. Heart health. Special antioxidants in matcha called catechins can positively impact cholesterol metabolism and lower blood pressure – two big risk factors for heart disease. Weight loss. Clean energy. Promote a calm, relaxed state. Matcha is rich in a special amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine impacts your brain in two powerful ways: The first is by altering your brain chemistry.

You have two key signaling molecules in your brain: glutamate and GABA. Glutamate binds to your brain activates and cells them. Yep, glutamate. The second is by stimulating your brain wave production. You have billions of neurons in your brain communicating through electricity at this very moment. When your brain is firing in a very specific way, called an alpha rhythm, you feel your most relaxed and calm.

Alpha waves are the same brain patterns seen when you meditate, exercise or daydream even. They are linked to increased creativeness and lower levels of depression. Mood boost. L-theanine increases levels of mood-boosting neurotransmitters in your brain. These are the happy chemicaldopamine the reward chemicaland GABA the chill chemical serotonin. Daily matcha promotes overall mental health as demonstrated in this review of 49 studies.

Compared to conventional butter, grass-fed butter is: Higher in antioxidants and heart-healthy vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E, and K. Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids. A great source of Butyrate. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid with metabolic-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

Kerrygold is our go-to option for affordable grass-fed butter. Settle for nothing less. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is oil extracted from the meat of a coconut.

It has a pleasant, sweet aroma and flavor. There are over 1, studies on the ongoing health qualities of coconut oil in animals and humans. Here’s what they show: Lower inflammation. Coconut oil has been proven to reduce inflammation and treat arthritis more effectively than standard medications even. Immune system boost. Coconut oil is a powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal substance. Improved digestion. The fats in coconut oil enhance the digestion of fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.

One study even showed omega-3 fatty acid digestion was as effective when consumed with coconut oil twice. Improve skin health. Coconuts have the highest concentration of occurring MCTs naturally. Why are MCTs the secret weapon of the keto diet?

Medium-Chain Triglycerides Medium-chain triglycerides MCTs are a special class of fat that get their name from the length of their carbon chain. The magic of MCTs comes from how they digest in your body. Being smaller than most fats found in nature – like those in meat and dairy – MCTs can travel straight your liver and convert to ketones. So while most fats require a step process to generate energy, MCTs require only 3 steps. This speed is why you might feel energized and sharp after taking MCTs mentally.

MCTs are made from natural sources like palm and coconut. This is the highest grade – made only from selected plants carefully. Everything from growing to harvesting to processing this matcha is given higher attention to detail.

The total result? We buy Encha brand on Amazon. Culinary Matcha. This lower-grade is characterized by a stronger, more astringent flavor. This matcha can still be sipped but is often better suited as a mixer for drinks or a cooking ingredient. Our recommendation is to stick with ceremonial matcha – but within that even, there can be varying levels of refinement and flavor.

Make sure you pay attention to the origin of your matcha too. The highest quality matcha comes from Japan. Matcha from other sources like China or India is more processed and lower quality generally. And stick to organic matcha if possible. These will have the lowest levels of pesticides, which can be a problem as proven in this report by Greenpeace. But this treat is worth it often! Bottom Line Keto Matcha combines two of the most powerful health concepts we know of – the millennia-old tradition of drinking green tea with the more recently-discovered ketogenic diet.

The total result is a delicious beverage that when consumed regularly, can boost your mind, protect your health and energize your life. The given information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the given information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should seek advice from with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment.

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52 thoughts on “Can i have matcha tea while on keto diet

  1. Love love the recipe. I use steeped Rooibos tea now instead of water. Tastes amazing as Rooibos is so healthy and has a slight vanilla taste.

  2. I’m a bit confused…I’ve heard different opinions on what does and doesn’t break your fast. Some experts say keto approved sweeteners like monk fruit or stevia are fine suing intermittent fasting. Others say don’t consume them because they will break your fast. So which is it then? 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Also, do we have to add both grass fed butter and MCT oil?

  3. throw a little coconut creme in that same cup you made and its the one i had for breakfast today 🙂 it was goood

  4. Any other matcha green tea you recommend the Link you have in your description has been sold out for 3 to 4 months

  5. sorry but adding butter and oils in matcha tea is. disgusting…. there should be only 2 ingredients, water and matcha and thats it..

    1. If you are not doing intermittent fasting in the morning, then, of course, you can. Soy milk will make the recipe creamier, so you might want to remove the grass-fed butter. If you need a better recipe for that, have a look at this latte recipe (use Soy milk instead of Almond):

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  7. Can I use coconut butter or oil,or whipping cream unstead? Please reply.

    1. Coconut butter is only 60% fats. Rather organic virgin coconut oil should do.

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    1. rozalia Rozalia Rude. This video has nothing to do with her accent she is here to show us information on something she is educated on. Show some manners.

    1. I put monk fruit or swerve (erythritol) in my matcha tea alllll the time. if youre on keto it has no carbs. if you do crave sugary things theres plenty of keto recipes for desserts and snacks. my favorite is a 1/2 cup of Enlightened ice cream at 8g net carbs.

    2. Both sweeteners are fine and allowed on keto, but after using them you might crave sugary things. If you are on a strict keto diet or just entering the state of ketosis, I would skip the sweetener.

  9. is this only for morning or can you also drink it during the night or later during the day instead of eating big meal around 7pm and so on?

  10. of course it should be green, it would be weird if it wasnt
    Instantly liked the video.I love real moments like that. also I do that haha.
    Also good accent for narration. Ill have to check out other videos.

    Also this drink looks pretty great.
    i was trying to figure out a way to make a Keto Green tea frap like thing
    but I think thisll work well until I figure a way out

  11. Find this tea is very thirst quenching. But equal or better than Keto coffee? I thought the coffee (according to studies) was the ingredient that doubles the triglycerides in the blood ( from fats already stored). Which is the sort of thing we want first thing when intermitten fasting.

  12. Hi, can you have this during intermittent fasting of 16hour fasting window? Does this tea break your fasting?

    1. @Frank The Tank Correct I drink my bullet proof coffee with my first meal because Im breaking my fast then anyway….only black coffee earlier in the moming, that seems to work for me.

    2. Hi Sandita, yes, you can. Because you are consuming matcha with fat and it doesn’t raise insulin and therefore keeps you in the fat burning mode. For better effect, skip the grass-fed butter or replace it with coconut butter. The grass-fed butter can get some people out of fasting but its safe in small quantities.

  13. Bulletproof Matcha Tea is a perfect drink for the intermittent fasting and keto diet. And how do you drink your matcha in the morning?

    1. is this only for morning or can you also drink it during the night or later during the day instead of eating big meal around 7pm and so on?

    2. @Zekko Matcha I love to mix both together because I heard they both have Pacific benefits its just that matcha has a whole lot more Plus I have figured out at least for me that because of the chemical in matcha That makes you have a good mood and slow at least as energy works For the caffeine high that coffee gives want to introduce it to the coffee so youre getting double the energy button a slow release works not making you jittery or your blood pressure going up to high levels If anything because of the added health benefits its keeping my blood pressure under control

    3. Ive actually heard that coffee and matcha Both have Pacific health benefits its just that matcha Has way way more I like to combine the 2 together to be honest because I found that the chemical that really system slow really sing energy works for the caffeine high from the coffee is well then releases to energy slowly so its doesnt get off jittery just like it does when he just drink matcha But if I drink only coffee Ill get jittery And I think thats because of the I dont know the name of the chemical for give my ignorance but I do know theres a chemical that slower releases energy and put you in a good mood when he drink green tea and when add it to coffee that came a call is into the coffee so it actually works as a way to give you more stable energy from both at least thats my experience

    4. A small amount of fat wont break your fast. Dont use sweeteners. You can also substitute grass-fed butter with MCT oil.

    5. This will break your fast. No caloric foods when fasting. And butter is just a no no but I’m sure it’s delicious

  14. Why I should buy zekko matcha? What it makes zekko matcha different from other brands?
    I started drinking matcha tea a week ago, the brand its from Target and I want to try some really good quality matcha. I have a lot of questions of what brand is better than the others. I hope you can help me out!
    By the way you have a beautiful skin☺

    1. Zekko Matcha I just ordered the zekko matcha of 100gr. I cant wait to try it! ☺

    2. Thank you, Nely, for your compliment! When we started drinking matcha, we noticed how bad was the quality of powdered green tea in many coffee shops and restaurants compared to some of the premium matcha teas. We decided to go directly to various manufacturers in Japan and taste their teas. We experimented with many samples and flavors until we found the best premium tea supplier. We noticed how much better we felt after that matcha: more energy, improved focus, easier weight loss. We felt better overall. We noticed that first-harvested organic pure matchas give you the best results if they are produced under certain conditions and in certain areas. At Zekko Matcha, we are proud that weve started as avid matcha drinkers, tried and tested various samples ourselves and only then we decided to create the brand to share what we found.

    1. Angela Peña Yes you can drink it before bed. The only thing is Matcha has the same amount of caffeine as coffee. The difference is it releases the caffeine slowly over 3 hours. Not like coffee. Coffee release all the caffeine pretty much straight away. I always drink it before bed. It never disturbs my sleep. For some people it keeps them awake.

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