Samurai warriors, Buddhist monks, and millions of people in Japan have consumed Matcha green tea for more than 100 years. The reason that they continually use match is the great health benefits of this natural ingredient brings about and people can take them just simply by consuming green tea once a day. Green tea is famous in the world for its benefits for weight loss, antioxidants, energy promoting effect, and so on. However, traditionally, green tea is just soaked in hot water, and then the leaves will be removed. Therefore, people don’t make us of all the benefits of green tea.
Match Green Tea is the fine powder of the green tea leaves, which grow in the shake. This means you will get the whole green tea leaves and your body can absorb all the nutrients of this ingredient. In this article, I would like to provide you with some of the best advantages of drinking matcha green tea.
1. High in Antioxidants
We’ve all read this word before. Antioxidants are the magical nutrients and enzymes responsible for fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger-looking skin, and preventing a number of life-threatening maladies. Antioxidants are something that all health-conscious individual seek from such foods as raw fruits, green veggies, and (let’s not forget) dark chocolate. The first amazing benefit of MGT (Matcha Green Tea) is that just one cup provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food-the highest rated by the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) method.
2. Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
You may have already heard that not all antioxidants are created equal. Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in MGT. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties. Scientists have found that Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea on the market.
3. Enhances Calm
For over a millennium, Chinese Daoist and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have used it as a means to relax and meditate while remaining alert. Now we know that this higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine contained in the leaves used to make it. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves I the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other ‘downers.”
4. Boots Memory and Concentration
Another side effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration -something that can benefit everyone!
5. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
Samurai, the noble warriors of medieval and early-modern Japan, drank MGT 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 cup of Match Green Tea can last up to 6 hours and because of the effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension. Its good, clean energy.
6. Burns Calories
Drinking it has also been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average. Again, unlike many diet aides currently on the market, Matcha causes no negative side effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
7. Detoxifies the Body
During the last three weeks before tea leaves are harvested to be made into Matcha and the leaves are covered to deprive them of sunlight. This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production in the new growth of these plants. The resulting high levels of chlorophyll not only gives this tea its beautiful vibrant green color, but makes it also a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
8. Fortifies the Immune System
The catecins in this type of tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties, which promote overall health. Additionally, just one cup of Matcha Green Tea provides substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Further studies have eve suggested that the nutrients in Matcha may have the ability to inhibit the attacks of HIV on human T-cells.
9. Improves Cholesterol
Researchers aren’t entirely certain how the tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have shown that people who drink Matcha 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. Men who drink it are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.
10. Amazing Flavor
Drinking something just because it’s healthy can be a lot like swallowing medicine. It’s unpleasant and you dread it, but you feel obligated to do it. After all, it’s good for you… right? Sure, but wouldn’t you rather look forward to improving your overall well being? Of course you would!
Fortunately, unlike a lot of other teas, which require sugar milk, or lemon to make them palatable to the average consumer, Matcha is absolutely wonderful all by itself. Its crisp vegetative notes are complimented by the savory taste of the L-Theanine amino acid making Matcha a tea that is truly unique in every way. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of hot Matcha.