Winter is coming and the season for colds and flu is upon us. We all know the drill: achy sore throat; sniffly, stuffy nose; fatigue and muscle aches; blocked, sore ears; and the dreaded cough. Not to mention the awful fever and chills that you get if it really is the flu and not just a common cold.
The secret to avoiding these (aside from possibly getting an annual flu vaccination, which only protects you from the worst of the seasonal flu epidemic) is a healthy and strong immune system.
Matcha green tea is the most powerful food source of antioxidants known to humans, and is the healthiest beverage in the world. It contains polyphenols, which boost our natural immunity and also help the body to fight infections and even autoimmune diseases.
It also contains the powerful antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG); University of Oregon researchers have found that EGCG assists in the production of T-cells, which are the human body’s natural defence against harmful pathogens. It also reduces inflammation. This is important, as chronic inflammation results in rapid disease onset.
How can matcha green tea help you through the “sickness season”?
As well as keeping you healthy and free from colds and flu, matcha helps you more effectively fight these if you do become victim to them. You will recover more quickly.
Boost your body’s ability to fight infection and disease by consuming matcha green tea on a regular basis. You will look and feel better, stronger, and see out the winter season in better health and wellbeing.