Matcha has taken the world by storm and is one of the newest trends in healthy eating. Here are some of the health benefits of drinking matcha green tea.
High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are an essential part of being healthy. They have a number of health benefits including;
- Fighting the negative effects of UV radiation
- Gives us younger looking skin
- Preventing a lot of life-threatening illnesses
Antioxidants are something that many health conscious people seek out due to their benefits to the human body. Some other types of foods that are high in antioxidants include;
- Raw fruits
- Green vegetables
- Dark chocolate
What makes macha green tea so special when it comes to antioxidants is that one bowl can provide you with over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food.
Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
Many people don’t know this, but there are different types of antioxidants, not all of them are equal. Catechin is one of the most potent and beneficial of the antioxidants and they are found in green tea. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) is a types of catcechin that is recognised for its cancer-fighting abilities. With studies showing matcha green tea to contain over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea that you can buy.
Matcha green tea has been used by monks and for over 100 years to be able to relax whilst staying alert. This is due to the amino acid L-Theanine that can be found in the leaves used to make matcha. This aids the production of alpha waves in the brain which boosts relaxation without the drowsy effects of some other natural relaxers (downers).
Boosts Memory and Concentration
Another positive side effect from the ingestion of L-Theanine is increased amount of dopamine and serotonin. There two chemicals can help enhance mood, improve memory and promote better concentration.
Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
Matcha is made up of a unique blend of nutrients. This can boost your energy levels and even increase your endurance. This mixed with green tea – which already contains caffeine – and you’ll notice a considerable difference. Drinking matcha green tea is an extremely clean way of getting energy and caffeine for a drink. This is due to drinkers experiencing none of the usual side effects associated with other stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension.
Due to the way that natural matcha green tea is produced, there is a great increase in chlorophyll production. Chlorophyll is what helps make matcha extremely powerful when it comes to detoxifying the body and is even capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body. This is what gives the tea it’s green colour.
Fortifies Immune System
The catechins in matcha green tea have also been shown to have antibiotic properties and promote overall health. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals, with one bowl of matcha green tea providing you with plenty of potassium, vitamins A & C, iron, protein and calcium.