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All you need to know about Matcha tea

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All you need to know about Matcha tea

• Green tea is commonly consumed but less known about Matcha tea which is more much beneficial than green tea.

• Matcha derived from same plant Camellia sinensis as green tea.

• One serving of matcha is equal to 10 cups of green tea

• Matcha tea is an antioxidant power house with more catechins than regular brewed green tea.

• One serving of Matcha will When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutritional benefit of the tea

• Matcha is grown under dark shade which increases it’s chlorophyll and amino acids content.

• Chlorophyll is the reason for the green color of the matcha making it a potent detoxifier.

• It is richer in chlorophyll than other green teas.

• It is a an “ENERGY BOOSTER” due the high caffeine content.

• Contains higher content of caffeine than green tea.

• One serving about 235 ml of matcha is made with 4 teaspoons of matcha powder. This provides about 280 mg of caffeine whereas a regular green tea provides 35 mg of caffeine only.

• Improves more than 20% of physical endurance.

• Matcha is very high in antioxidants, especially catechins. Its most powerful catechin is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

• Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful cancer-fighting EGCG to your everyday diet.

• EGCG makes up 60% of the catechin content of matcha tea which is 4 times the catechins of regular brewed green tea.

• Matcha is rich in L-theanine, a rare amino acid

• L-theanine may increase alpha waves in your brain. These waves are linked to mental relaxation and may help fight stress signals.

• L-theanine can also increase the number of feel-good chemicals in your brain, leading to improved mood, memory, and concentration .

• Matcha contains much higher levels of L-theanine than other types of green tea.

• Matcha tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.

• It boosts metabolism and burns fat

• It does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate.

Recommended dosage: 

• Recommended quantities is 2 cups per day.

How to make it ?

1 teaspoon matcha powder

175 ml of hot water

• Mix half the amount of hot water with the matcha to form a thick paste. Whisk the matcha in a zig-zag pattern until frothy.

• Add more water to the matcha while whisking vigorously to avoid lumping.

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Doctors recommend flu shots despite side effects

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Doctors recommend flu shots despite side effects

Doctors recommend flu shots as they reduce the chances of getting flu. It’s highly effective especially in these testing times.

Dr Mukesh Budhawani, general Physician, Apollo Clinic said, Flu is dangerous to you and your family’s health as high-risk individuals like infants, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and those with chronic conditions.”

He added, “Getting the flu vaccine will reduce the seriousness and length of illness and even risk for a flu-related hospitalisation and death. The flu shot can protect you and your loved ones against serious complications. It can impact a healthy individual’s health leading to pneumonia.”

He further stated, “Taking a flu shot can minimise the risk for a co-infection because it is possible to catch both the flu and Covid-19 simultaneously.”

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Covid-19 in India: Daily cases fall by 11.5% as 14,146 more test positive in 24 hours

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Covid-19 in India: Daily cases fall by 11.5% as 14,146 more test positive in 24 hours

Looks like Covid-19 is gonna stay for a little while. According to the latest Covid-19 bulletin of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday, India reported 14,146 new cases in the last 24 hours.

It was 11.5 per cent lower than what the country had witnessed a day before. With this, the total Covid caseload in India increased to 3,40,67,719.

The top five states that registered maximum new Covid-19 cases were Kerala with 7,955 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 1,553 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,233 cases, Mizoram with 948 cases and West Bengal with 443 cases.

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TB deaths rise for first time in over a decade. WHO report links it to Covid-19 pandemic

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TB deaths rise for first time in over a decade. WHO report links it to Covid-19 pandemic

Deaths due to tuberculosis have increased for the first time in over a decade reversing years of global progress, the World Health Organization said on Thursday citing the 2021 Global TB report. The UN health agency said in its annual report that progress towards TB milestones has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Not only the number of people dying of tuberculosis increased last year, but also far fewer people were diagnosed and treated for infectious bacterial disease.

According to the report, tuberculosis was second only to Covid-19 as a leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. The impact of disruptions caused by the pandemic on new TB cases and related deaths could be “much worse” in 2021 and 2022, suggest modelling projections.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement that the Global TB report confirms “our fears that the disruption of essential health services due to the pandemic could start to unravel years of progress against tuberculosis.”

“This is alarming news that must serve as a global wake-up call to the urgent need for investments and innovation to close the gaps in diagnosis, treatment and care for the millions of people affected by this ancient but preventable and treatable disease,” Tedros added.

The UN health agency estimates that about 4.1 million people currently suffering from TB have either went undiagnosed or have not officially reported to national authorities, up by 1.2 million from 2019. India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China have contributed the most to the global reductions in TB notifications between 2019 and 2020.

Despite some success stories from some countries and regions, global TB targets are “mostly off-track”, according to the report.

“The immediate priority is to restore access to and provision of essential TB services such that levels of TB case detection and treatment can recover to at least 2019 levels,” the report concluded.

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