Every now and then when I can’t concentrate, feel tired or have some skin problems I drink a cup of Matcha tea.
Read below 9 Benefits of how powerful the green powder from Japan is.
A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder. Matcha Green Tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and antioxidant properties. This miracle elixir has been consumed for over a millennium in the Far East, and is now considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today.
Matcha green tea contains antioxidants, just like any other green tea, which fight against the negative effects of UV radiation to give us younger-looking skin.
One of the locales in the world where people live the longest is Okinawa, Japan. The Okinawan people’s longevity has been partly attributed to regular consumption of Matcha Green Tea.
Matcha green tea is the most popular green tea in Japan, but is rapidly gaining more popularity throughout the world because of its ability to combat inflammation, oxidation and aging.
- CALM & HAPPY STATE OF MIND
Matcha puts you in a calm, alert, happy state-of-mind within 15-30 minutes thanks to the amino acid L-theanine.
L-Theanine has great effects on your body, reducing the effects of stress on your body which sharpens your memory, creativity and focus.
- CANCER PREVENTER
Research has shown that green tea consumption can reduce the risk of cancer.
Green tea contains potent antioxidants called catechins, which scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body. The most powerful catechin found in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen.
- LOWERS LDL “BAD” CHOLESTEROL
Matcha Green Tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have show that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
- WEIGHT LOSS
Matcha green tea can enhance both resting metabolic rate and fat burning
Drinking Matcha Green Tea has also been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average.
Matcha is grown in the shade, which is why it is richer in chlorophyll than other green teas. Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for giving leaves their green color. The Hulk would be proud!
Chlorophyll is purported to detoxify the body, but this has yet to be scientifically proven. I wanted to mention it because of its supposed ability to clear the body of toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disrupters.
- NATURAL BOOST – ENERGY ENERGY
Drink a cup of matcha green tea in the afternoon for the extra focus and energy boost.
Samurai, the noble warriors of medieval and early-modern Japan, drank Matcha Green Tea before going into battle due to the tea’s energizing properties. While all green tea naturally contains caffeine, the energy boost received from Matcha is largely due to its unique combination of other nutrients. The increased endurance from a bowl of Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours and because of the effects of L-Theanine
Matcha green tea is an ideal substitute for coffee.
- IMMUNE SYSTEM IMPROVER
Matcha’s antioxidants act as natural antibiotics and support the immune system. Furthermore, the tea is rich in potassium, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, that all contribute to the body’s defense system.
- GREAT SOURCE OF FIBER
There are 314mg of fiber in Matcha vs. 10mg of fiber in regular Green Tea
We all know the benefits of a good amount of fiber in your body, Matcha Tea is another good source of fiber.