Matcha has become extremely popular in recent times, in all its different forms. Matcha shots, matcha lattes, smoothies and even desserts pop up on a regular basis. And that has its reasons. Here are seven, which will make you want to try this premium green tea.
- Matcha is rich in antioxidants
Matcha is rich in catechins, a type of plant compound in tea that acts as natural antioxidants.
Antioxidants help stabilise harmful free radicals. These are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic disease. When you add hot water to pure matcha powder, all the nutrients that matcha contains, are preserved in the brew. The hot tea is shown to contain more catechins and antioxidants than if you only soak the green tea leaves in water. According to an estimate, the number of catechins in matcha is even up to 137 times greater than in other teas.
By including matcha in your daily diet, you can increase your antioxidant intake, which can help prevent cell damage and even lower your risk of various chronic diseases.
- Matcha improves brain functions
Matcha contains a more concentrated amount of caffeine than green tea, packed in 35mg of caffeine per half teaspoon (about 1 gram) of matcha powder. Multiple studies have linked caffeine use to improvements in brain function, citing faster reaction times, increased attention, and improved memory.
In addition to caffeine, matcha also contains a compound called L-theanine, which modifies the effects of caffeine, promotes alertness and helps prevent the decreasing energy levels that can follow after caffeine consumption.
- Matcha can help prevent cancer
Matcha is packed with health-promoting compounds, including some that have been linked to cancer prevention. Matcha is especially high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin of which the gene has been found to be anti-carcinogenic.
- Matcha can contribute to heart health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for an estimated one-third of all deaths in people over the age of 35.
Studies have shown that drinking green tea is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. A healthy lifestyle in combination with drinking matcha can help protect your heart healthily.
- Matcha aids in weight loss
When you look at the packaging of a weight loss supplement, chances are you will see "green tea extract" in the ingredients. Green tea is known for its weight loss ability. increase energy consumption and stimulate fat burning. While most studies have focused on green tea extract, matcha comes from the same plant and should have the same effect.
- Matcha protects the liver
The liver is essential to health and plays a central role in flushing out toxins, metabolizing drugs, and processing nutrients. Research has shown that matcha can improve your liver health.
- Matcha is easy to prepare
Taking advantage of matcha's many health benefits is really super easy. You can make traditional matcha tea by straining about 1 teaspoon (1-1.5 grams) of matcha powder into your cup, adding hot water and mixing it together with a bamboo whisk (a Chasen) so that you get that fluffy layer of foam. In addition to tea, you could also use the matcha powder in matcha lattes, smoothies or desserts.
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