13 Benefits of Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea 13 Benefits of Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

13 Benefits of Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

By Alan Hughes

13 Benefits of Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea 13 Benefits of Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

The benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea are pretty astounding and best of all it's tasty!

This tea is rich in vitamin B, fibres, protein, calcium, polyphenols, contains selenium, magnesium, manganese, iron, and many health-boosting nutrients.

Our genmaicha is an organic Japanese green tea with organic brown rice kernels sourced from Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Research to-date suggests that the benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea help prevent disease, due to the beneficial polyphenols in the tea. It is becoming very popular as the tastes offers a mixture of starch, sugar and a nutty flavour in an easy-to-prepare brew for breakfast or anytime of the day.

Worked into your daily routine the benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea come from the combination of the two ingredients. This tea contains an ingredient called GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) which plays a major role in decreasing cholesterol, fat blocking obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis.

There are many stories of how this tea came to be but most of them have a similar theme, of generosity, humility and connection. Genmaicha brown rice tea was first consumed in Japan and it is still very popular there. Even though it includes rice before filtering, genmaicha tea contains no calories. The tea blends the fresh grassy flavour of green tea and the nutty fragrance from the roasted brown rice. Occasional use of Genmaicha brown rice tea can significantly enhance your health and aid in weight loss due to the activation of rice and tea elements.

Genmaicha Rice and Tea Fields 

Balances Blood Sugar

When we experience blood sugar spikes or crashes, we feel irritable and for a quick fix we may crave unhealthy sugary food or fatigue, sometimes referred to as ‘being hangry’. However, genmaicha works to balance blood sugar levels, making it a safe tea for diabetics. If you find yourself craving unhealthy foods or snacks, drink a cup of genmaicha to help control your cravings.


Boosted Immunity

The benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea come in the form of antioxidants. This tea boosts the immune system. The antioxidants, present in green tea, prevent bacteria and viruses from attaching themselves to cell walls in order to infect them.


Regulates Thyroid Hormones

Genmaicha brown rice tea contains selenium, an essential mineral, it can improve thyroid hormones. The thyroid is a gland positioned near the neck and produces vital hormones. If you don’t have adequate selenium in your body, your thyroid can cause all sorts of problems. You may encounter problems from your thyroid like poor vision, fatigue, irritability, sleeping problems, muscle weakness, dry skin, and many more health problems. Having the proper thyroid function will help you to avoid all the symptoms of selenium deficiency.


Lower Blood Pressure

Genmaicha brown rice tea is a proven force against hypertension. It helps to lower your blood pressure so the rest of your body can be at ease. The catechins in this drink lower cholesterol and blood pressure


Improves Blood Flow

Benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea include significant amounts of flavonoids, antioxidants that defend against heart disease by reducing the breakdown of LDL cholesterol, preventing blood clots, and improving blood vessel function. The benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea also include connections with lower cholesterol and lower rates of artery blockages.


Helps With Weight Loss

Benefits of genmaicha brown rice tea include its ability to aid in weight loss. This tea increases your metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.


Removes Toxins From The Body

Genmaicha brown rice tea can help you remove toxins and other unhealthy substances in your body. Green tea contains polyphenols that support your liver in the detoxification process and provide it with the antioxidants that it needs to fight free radicals.


Prevents Cancer 

Your cells generally accumulate oxidative damage during regular cell metabolism. A class of molecules called antioxidants can limit or even reverse that damage. One of the most potent antioxidants is called epigallocatechin gallate, and it is found in high levels in genmaicha brown rice tea. Epigallocatechin gallate has been confirmed to reduce the growth of breast and prostate tumours.


Improves Brain Function

Research suggests that not only can the green tea in genmaicha brown rice tea boost brainpower, but it has the potential to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Also, the caffeine in this drink is a stimulant and it increases dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. That can have an impact on your memory, energy, mood, and reaction time.


Provides Relaxation 

The amino acid L-theanine in genmaicha brown rice tea increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. L-theanine also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain, aiding relaxation, decreasing stress, and helping reduce depression.


Reduces Bloating And Improves Digestion

Some data have shown genmaicha brown rice tea can aid digestion, improve bowel health, and reduce IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). The green tea present in genmaicha brown rice tea may act by reducing inflammation in gut-associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of IBD.


Reduces The Signs Of Ageing 

The free radicals produced in the body are responsible for destroying the body in many ways, one of which we see as the signs of ageing and its associated symptoms. Antioxidant-rich genmaicha brown rice tea offsets the oxidants or free radicals present in the body. The catechin polyphenols existing in it are largely responsible for its antioxidizing effects. Regular consumption of genmaicha brown rice tea can effectively delay the signs and symptoms of ageing.


Improves Oral Health

Genmaicha brown rice tea has antibacterial qualities, which kills bacteria that produce tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. Studies suggest that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in genmaicha brown rice tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries, and other dental conditions.

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  • I found my tea. Having hyperthyroidism works perfect!

    Susan on

  • Genmaicha is just the best tea for me. I simply love the taste and it’s very soothing. And can’t wait to witness all the great health benefits mentionned here.

    Ghali on

  • I love it’s aromatic taste and soothing effects.

    Susalita C Siosan on

  • I have been drinking Genmaicha for over 10 years now and notice most everything said is true with my continued use. It’s also helped a great deal making me feel better in general. And the flavor is just so mild and refreshing. I love drinking it hot or cold, but usually serve with ice.

    Bob on

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