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Judith🍋Duguid (CHN, RSW)
Toronto, Ontario
About me

🌱 As a passionate advocate of all things holistic, I encourage people to nourish their bodies and nurture their souls in order to live life fully, inside out. 

💚 I promise to only post reviews about products I have used myself and to leave honest and transparent opinions. When companies want our hard earned money we deserve quality and value, right?

👱‍♀️ About me: I believe in lifelong learning and healthy doses of shenanigans. I love daring adventures, traveling the world and sport event volunteering. I am a Master of Social Work, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and all 'round academic nerd. 

🐱 I reside in the Toronto area with my husband and rescue cat, Miss Lucy. 

🔊 Let's connect! You can find me here on IG, Twitter and LinkedIn: @HolisticJudith

Meet Your Matcha: Everything You Need

July 19, 2019

Mmmm. Matcha tea. One of my favourites! I honestly have no idea when or where I was introduced to it, but it has been a staple in my home for many years. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea (pun intended), but it is one that I encourage people to try as the health benefits are plentiful and science-backed.

Did you know matcha has both an awakening and a calming effect? (Awake AND calm?! Can I get a high five here?) And there are so many other benefits:

·       Fights back against heart disease, reducing the risk by ~31%

·       Increases metabolism and fat burning rates

·       Generates calm while also boosting alertness

·       Decelerates aging and helps skin resist UV rays

·       Prevents tooth decay by making saliva less acidic

·       Reduces risk of cancer and Type 2 diabetes

·       Protects the liver

·       Improves memory

·       Keeps bowels moving

·       Reduces susceptibility to certain allergens

·       Gives a boost to eyesight and bone structure

·       Contains anti-inflammatory properties and has 137 times more antioxidants than                    regular green tea. 

The trick is to make a good cup of it. Matcha is made with a ratio of 1 tsp powder to 2 oz hot water (‘thick tea’) or a ratio of ½ tsp power to 3-4 oz water (‘thin tea’). Green tea can become bitter if steeped in water that has come to a full boil, so aim for water no hotter than 80 °C.

I love tradition and Matcha is no exception. Use a drinking bowl to make your tea and whisk it with a bamboo whisk. This makes it nice and frothy, and is a nod to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

All the products listed are ones I have and use. I always prefer organic though you can find other brands but I can attest to the quality of the one posted. Do price compare. Often organic is little to no price difference. Remember, you get what you pay for in terms of the cleanliness and quality of the product.

Cheers to a ‘cuppa' health!

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Judith🍋Duguid (CHN, RSW)
Toronto, Ontario
About me

🌱 As a passionate advocate of all things holistic, I encourage people to nourish their bodies and nurture their souls in order to live life fully, inside out. 

💚 I promise to only post reviews about products I have used myself and to leave honest and transparent opinions. When companies want our hard earned money we deserve quality and value, right?

👱‍♀️ About me: I believe in lifelong learning and healthy doses of shenanigans. I love daring adventures, traveling the world and sport event volunteering. I am a Master of Social Work, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and all 'round academic nerd. 

🐱 I reside in the Toronto area with my husband and rescue cat, Miss Lucy. 

🔊 Let's connect! You can find me here on IG, Twitter and LinkedIn: @HolisticJudith

REVIEWED PRODUCTS (4)

Organic Traditions Matcha Tea Premium 100g

Mystic Ocean Bowl

DAVIDsTEA Matcha Tea Whisk

Do Matcha Whisk Stand

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