The many benefits of matcha
Matcha powder is a superfood, it contains the benefits of approximately 10 cups of brewed green tea. Matcha has long been praised as having enormous health benefits and has been proven to be:
- High in Antioxidants – The magical nutrients and enzymes of the body that are responsible for fighting off the effects of ageing, damaging UV rays and a number of life-threatening maladies. It is these antioxidants that give superfoods their appeal and matcha has the highest amount compared to any other food! By over 5 times!
- Catechins the secret weapon – The most powerful of antioxidants responsible for their cancer fighting abilities and immune boosting capabilities. Matcha tea has more Catechins (specifically epigallocatechin gallate or EGCg) than any other tea on the market.
- L-Theanine – An amino acid found in abundance in matcha promotes alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation yet keeps you wide awake. In combination with the high caffeine in matcha means that you enter a state of calm alertness, with increased memory and concentration.
“…enter a state of calm alertness, with increased memory and concentration.“
Why does this matter?
Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents. They are chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases. Put simply, the more you have, the better equipped your body is in the fight against infections and disease.
“…matcha has the highest amount of antioxidants compared to any other food! By over 5 times!“
What else does matcha do for you?
The medieval Japanese Samurai drank Matcha Green Tea before going into battle due to the tea’s energizing properties. Whilst matcha, as all green teas, contains caffeine the unique combination of L-Theanine and caffeine creates a long lasting energy boost without the usual caffeine “crash”. A bowl of matcha can increase energy and alertness for up to 6 hours after consumption; the gradual and calm energy boosts causes none of the usual caffeine jitters and side effects. A clean natural boost that also provides countless nutrients and good health benefits to the drinker.
Matcha tea has been shown to increase the metabolism of those that drink it, which helps burn fat at approximately 4 times the rate than average! The best part is that matcha has no negative side effects from this amazing benefit. Couple matcha with your exercise routine to boost your fat burning potential futher than you could imagine.
In addition matcha has been shown to improve Cholesterol and can reduce your chance of heart disease by up to 11%.
Detoxify the body
As the matcha is shaded during the final stages of their growth, the plants gain an enormous amount of chlorophyll. The high levels of chlorophyll are what is responsible for the matcha teas vibrant green colour and are also the indicators of high quality matcha tea. The chlorophyll acts as a powerful detoxifier that is capable of removing heavy metals and other deadly toxins from the body.
Fortify the immune system
Matcha also is high in Potassium, Vitamins A and C, Iron, Protein and Calcium, these are essential ingredients to maintaining a strong immune system. Drinking matcha will keep the doctor away!
“…contains the benefits of approximately 10 cups of brewed green tea.“