The Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha Tea Explodes with an Abundance of Health Benefits
High in fiber
High in chlorophyll
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins
Keeps you calm and focused
Calmed and Focused Energy
Matcha contains several amino acids. L-Theanine, the amino acid that is responsible for a calm and focused energy is common in green and black teas, however, matcha may contain fives times more L-Theanine than regular teas. L-Theanine stimulates the production of alpha wave activity in the brain and relieves stress by promoting a relaxed state without drowsiness. In conjunction with the caffeine matcha promotes concentration, clarity while improving memory and providing calm energy without the coffee jitters. Historically, Monks in Japan would consume matcha prior to meditation.
High Dose of Antioxidants
Matcha contains more antioxidants that any fruit or vegetable available. Antioxidants provide protection against free radicals which cause tissue damage, inflammatory diseases and early signs of aging.
Boosts Metabolism and Promotes Weight Loss
Matcha contains catechins, which is a potent antioxidant. This element of matcha isn’t found in other foods. The antioxidant in matcha that is known to boost metabolism is called EGCG catechin or epigallocatechin gallate. The amount of EGCG in matcha is 137 times greater than green tea. The proof is in the matcha when it comes to weight loss. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consuming matcha green tea increases thermogenesis, the body’s rate of burning calories from 8%-10% daily to 35%-43% daily. By adding matcha to your daily nutrition, replacing sugar loaded beverages in combination with a regular exercise program, this superfood is guaranteed to contribute to your weight loss goals.
Matcha Contains Cancer Fighting Agents
Not only is EGCG responsible for boosting metabolism, it is also responsible for fighting cancer. Since matcha contains a high volume of EGCG, it has the ability to fight against cancer causing sun rays and chemicals that can cause cell and DNA damage.
Detoxing with Matcha
Matcha’s vibrant color is derived from the chlorophyll that resides within the tea leaf, known as a natural detoxifier. Although other green teas contain chlorophyll, matcha has a higher content because it is carefully grown in the shade which forces the tea leaf to produce more chlorophyll. Chlorophyll detoxes the body by removing toxic metals that can destroy health, it increases the blood’s ability to provide oxygen and nutrients and cells within the body; it also cleanses the blood. Matcha also contains dietary fiber that controls blood sugar and suppresses the appetite.