10 Benefits of drinking Matcha
- Long-lasting energy
Coffee and energy drinks tend to give you an energy peak, followed by a crash.The problem here is that the caffeine is released into the body all at once. This causes spikes in adrenaline glucose and insulin levels, which could result in jitters, nervousness and sleeplessness. The caffeine in Matcha however, forms a bond with numerous nutrients (that can be found in Matcha) so that it enters the bloodstream slowly, leading to a steady level of energy for up to 6 hours and most importantly won’t leave you with a crash afterwards.
- Boosts concentration and alertness
The Zen Buddhists monks used to drink Matcha to remain calm yet alert during their long meditation sessions. Matcha contains high amounts of L-theanine, a unique amino acid that has anti-anxiolytic properties and helps boost alpha waves in the brain. These alpha waves put your mind in a state of alertness. Drinking Matcha regularly will boost your concentration and alertness, while promoting a sense of well-being.
- Good for your skin
Matcha is an anti-aging miracle food. Matcha is anti bacterial and contains incredibly high levels of EGCG, which is helpful in reducing inflammation and to even your skin tone. The antioxidants are also knows for reducing acne and increasing skin elasticity. Next to that, the antioxidants fight against the negative effects of UV radiation to give you a younger-looking skin.
- Removes free-radicals from the body
EGCG is a natural antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radical damage, preventing ageing and cellular damage. One serving of Matcha has up to 137 times the disease-fighting polyphenols EGCG than one cup of green tea.
- Improves oral health
Matcha may reduce the number of streptococcus and lactobacillus in the mouth. From eliminating bad breath to fighting bacterial infection, Matcha may help prevent cavities and can strengthen gums.
- Removes toxins from your body
A few weeks before the tea leaves are harvested, the tea plants are shaded, which causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production. This chlorophyll does not only give the leaves a bright green colour, it is also an excellent detoxifier. It helps detoxifying your body of heavy metals, toxins and hormones disrupters naturally.
- Replenishes phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory rich. Phytonutrients may also enhance immunity and intercellular communication, repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins and alter oestrogen metabolism.
- Good for your guts
When you drink Matcha, you consume the whole leaf, contrary to other teas, where you only drink a brew of the tea leaves. The goodness of 10 cups of green tea are in 1 cup of Matcha tea. Matcha contains a high level of dietary fiber that has the ability to ease constipation and stabilise sugar levels in the blood.
- Not just a weight loss hype
Green tea catechins exert a thermogenic effect, which means they help drive fat burning in the body, making it a common used ingredient for all kinds of weight loss supplements. People who regularly drink tea, have been shown to have a reduction in body fat percentages as well as favourable reduction in their waist to hip ratio. Drinking matcha also shows benefits for maintaining fat loss after people stopped dieting, as well as in enhancing the fat-burning effects from exercise, marking it truly a food for improving your body shape.
- Immunity boost
The high amounts of antioxidants, L-theanine, EGCG and many other healthy substances found in Matcha make it a great drink that boosts the immune defence system of the body. The catechins in Matcha have antibiotic properties. Just one bowl of Matcha provides a substantial amount of vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, calcium and protein to promote overall health.