Matcha is considered superfood
for good reasons.
High in Antioxidants
Mind & Relaxes the Body
L-theanine, an amino acid concentrated in the leaves, helps stimulate our brain and induce a feeling of relaxation and tranquility, without causing drowsiness. It also improves our focus, learning and memory.
Drinking a cup of matcha will give you a sustained energy level over a longer period of time, while drinking a cup of coffee will shoot your energy level up in a shorter period of time. A spike in energy level from drinking coffee often results in a state of hyperactivity, high pressure and nervousness. Drinking matcha, on the other hand, has no such effects due to more stable caffeine distribution in the blood in regular doses.
Antioxidants in matcha are known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Unlike many diet supplements on the market, matcha is natural and does not cause any side effect such as increased heart rate or elevated blood pressure.
Boost Metabolism and Burn Calories
A Natural Detoxification
Matcha’s vibrant green colour, due to its high chlorophyl contents, are known to be a natural detoxifier. Chlorophyl increases the blood’s capacity to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to cells within the body. Therefore, it helps remove the body toxins by regenerating and cleansing the body at molecular and cellular levels. Matcha also contains natural fibre that controls blood sugar and improves digestion.
Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals which are molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage and inflammatory diseases. One of the most prominent types, known to be a superclass, of antioxidants is EGCG catechin (epigallacatechin gallate), which helps fight bacteria, infections and certain cancers. In fact, the concentration of EGCG in matcha is 137 times greater than average green tea. Consider this – when you drink matcha, you are drinking nutrients from the entire leaf. This will have more catechins and antioxidants than simply drinking steeped green tea leaves in water. Antioxidants are also known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
In essence, including matcha in your diet will increase your antioxidants intake, which have powerful effects in helping prevent aging, certain cancers and inflammatory diseases.