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.