Updated: Apr 8, 2020
People are curious of the health benefits of matcha, well here we have it all put together for you:
First matcha has specific minerals and vitamins that have huge health benefits.
Matcha contains amino acids (L-theanine, glutamine, alginine), catechins(polyphenol), caffeine, Vit C, A, B1, B2, E and K.
Lets get right into the main health benefits of matcha:
Matcha has MORE antioxidants than Acai and Goji berries!
Relaxation: the high L- theanine level which promotes the body in calmness and relaxation.
Skin: matcha is rich in Vitamin C, A, B1, B2, E and K. Along with catechins it reduces melanin pigmentation, skin cleansing and replaces damaged cells. Vita C helps in collagen production which will prevent aging. Vit C is highly dissolvable in water (eg lemon juice) however as it’s present in the matcha leaves you take in all of the vitamins. Matcha you are drinking the whole leaf as it’s milled into powder form whereas ordinary green tea, you will only get the nutrients dissolved in the water from brewing the leaves.
Memory: L-Theanine is an amino acid is highly present in matcha. Theanine with caffeine boosts cerebral activity and helps prevent memory loss and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Also supports concentration. Different to coffee it is a slow release caffeine so energising, often used in gyms, protein shakes, smoothies. Theanine gives the matcha the sweet smooth flavour not present in ordinary green tea.
Anti-aging: catechins(polyphenol) double of regular green tea, removes active oxygen which is the cause for aging. In turn, matcha prevents unwanted skin outbreaks, skin sagging, wrinkles, Amino acids (L-theanine, glutamine, alginine,). The theanine and catechins aid detox so full of antioxidants.
Healthy lips/gums: Matcha contains fluorine to prevent cavities and bad breath. Vit C and catechins also aid in healthy lips and gums. Often used as a mouth rinse for kids in Japan.
Supports metabolism: Matcha aids in burning body fat, reducing cholesterol, aids in diet and supports weight loss. Minerals will support digestive system, detox, cleanse and prevent constipation.
Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and are present in high levels in green teas. Also aid in supporting the immune system. Tea has about 8 to 10 times the polyphenols found in fruit and vegetables. Other health benefits include lowering cholesterol. HDL. Fats and lowers blood pressure. The minerals and vitamins also help prevent bowel cancer and heart disease.
So in summary MATCHA is HEALTHY! Incorporate matcha into your daily lifestyle for healthy living!
Help reduce LDL cholesterol levels
Help decrease anxiety levels, with relaxation components
High in antioxidants, more than acai or goji berries
Increases caloric burn,encourages weight loss
Strengthens the immune system by combating unwanted bugs
Along with lowering blood pressure, matcha will also aid in lowering the risk of heart disease,type 2 diabetes & stroke
helps prevent & battle cancer cells
L-theanine along with caffeine helps enhance focus & improve concentration
Have Matcha and be Healthy :)