1. DETOX THE BODY
Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, which is the natural green pigment in the leaves that helps with removing the secretion of toxins and heavy metals by enhancing liver conditions and detoxification. This means that it can boost your immune system and your body’s capability of expelling the toxins, making matcha superior to regular green tea.
2. STRESS RELIEF
L-theanine (an anti-stress compound) found in the green tea plant helps to reduce the reaction of the nervous system to stresses by blocking certain receptors. This helps to control and reduce the bodies stress response.
3. LOWERS CHOLESTROL
Studies have shown that people who drink matcha tea on a regular basis have low LDL (bad) cholesterol, while at the same time having higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink matcha tea are 11 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink matcha. Matcha is also rich in fiber and vitamins C, A, E, K and B-complex, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium.
High antioxidant rich foods such as Matcha are believed to slow down the ageing process by preventing oxidation, inhibiting mutation of DNA and helping to restore damaged DNA.
5. FIGHTS CANCER
Matcha is jam-packed with health-promoting compounds, including some that have been linked to cancer prevention in test tube and animal studies. In one study, green tea extract decreased tumor size and slowed the growth of breast cancer cells in rats.
6. ENERGY BOOSTER
The caffeine in a typical cup of coffee can be absorbed in just 30 minutes, and that can lead to the habit of drinking cup after cup of coffee just to maintain the same level of alertness. Compare that to matcha – after just a single cup of matcha, you’ll have the alertness, concentration and focus that keeps you going all day long. A single bowl of matcha can keep you in a hyper-alert state for between 3-6 hours!
EGCG reduces inflammation and speeds up the metabolic rate of cells. This means that when when you’re doing nothing, matcha is helping you burn off more calories.
Antioxidants are probably the key to all its wonders. Each matcha green tea leaf is packed with catechins, strong antioxidants closely linked to cell damage prevention. Catechins neutralize free radicals in the body, battle oxidation, and improve the immune system.
Uplift your day without the jitters of coffee.