Matcha and its benefits
Matcha has a long tradition in Japan and is the focal point of every tea ceremony. In the USA it has already been the trend drink for some years. And meanwhile, the so-called champagne among the teas is also becoming increasingly popular outside of Asia and the USA. If you reduce your coffee consumption in the long term and switch to Matcha, you will quickly experience a noticeable effect.
Strengthens the immune system
Catechins, which are rich in matcha, have anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects and therefor strengthen the immune system. They also play a major role in protecting the skin from harmful solar radiation. A particularly powerful antioxidant in matcha is the catechin derivative called EGCG. This organic compound exhibits powerful anti-tumor activity and is an antioxidant 100 times more powerful than vitamin C.
One cup of Matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea in terms of antioxidant content
Calm and relaxed
L-Theanine, an amino acid found in tea leaves, stimulates the brain's emission of alpha waves, which affect our mood, reduce stress and create a feeling of relaxation and calm - without causing fatigue. In matcha tea, the content of this amino acid is even higher than in other green teas.
Increases energy levels and improves stamina
The energy level after a cup of matcha can last for more than 6 hours. Although matcha contains caffeine, there are no side effects after ingestion that are typical of the state after drinking coffee. These include: hyperactivity, high blood pressure and nervousness. The energy boost is stable because the caffeine is evenly distributed in the blood.
Helps burn excess calories
Matcha speeds up the body's metabolism, resulting in 4 times faster fat burning. Unlike other diet supplements, matcha is a natural dietary supplement that does not cause side effects such as increased heart rate or blood pressure.
Cleanses from the inside
Thanks to the high content of chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for the green color of the leaves, matcha can cleanse our body of toxins.
Lowers bad cholesterol
According to research, people who regularly drink matcha have lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol and higher levels of good HDL cholesterol. Men who drink matcha have an 11% lower incidence of heart disease than those who don't drink it. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011). As matcha has a high concentration of many nutrients, balance is key.
A daily amount of 1 to a maximum of 2 cups of Matcha provides the body with the perfect nutrient boost.