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Matcha Controls Blood Sugar | PANATEA Blog

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Even if you aren’t diabetic, big spikes in blood sugar levels aren’t good for your health. Besides managing our diet, what can we do to help our bodies metabolize sugar better? Research has consistently found that green tea, particularly matcha, can help control blood sugar. In case you don’t believe us, here are a few studies to prove it:

- Another study showed that green tea extract reduced the normal elevation of glucose (aka sugar) and insulin when 50 grams of starch were ingested.

- A Japanese study that found that people who drank 6 or more cups of green tea a day were 33 percent less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes than people who drank less than a cup of green tea a week.

- A study showed that just one cup of green tea inhibited the activity of amylase (the enzyme required to break down starch into simple sugars in the blood stream) by 87%. Researchers concluded that the polyphenols in green tea restricts the break down of starch.

… Poly-what? Polyphenols are the natural plant compounds found in green tea. These guys are the ones regulating sugar in the body. The concentration of catechins, a type of polyphenol, are 137 times greater in PANATEA matcha than your average Chinese green tea. Plus, because PANATEA uses only the finest quality, first-harvest leaves from the best matcha farms in Japan, our product has higher levels of catechins than lower grades of matcha. So instead of drinking regular green tea or even other matcha brands, go with PANATEA! 

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