Matcha Health Hype

June 11, 2015

What is Matcha?

Matcha powder is made from finely ground green tea leaves that were grown in the shade, allowing the leaves to maintain the most nutrients, which are then passed onto you when you drink the tea!

When you drink regular green tea, you throw away the valuable and nutritious leaves after they have steeped. Whereas, with Matcha, the ground up green tea leaf powder dissolves into your water, and so you are consuming the whole leaf with all its powerful nutrients. It is not surprising Matcha is known to be great for the body and the mind as it has long been used by Buddist monks during meditation.

Matcha Power

Reported benefits of Matcha include:

  • Detoxifies the body
  • Contains over 10 times the antioxidant properties of green tea
  • Contains high levels of chlorophyll (said to help prevent aging)
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Aids concentration
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Increases energy levels

You could say it’s your body’s perfect match…a – get it? Moving on…

It is also said that that Matcha contains exponentially more antioxidants than any other superfood so it's a great daily detox.

The Little Treasures that are Antioxidants 

One of the most used buzzwords in health, antioxidants are essentially natural compounds that help to prevent aging and disease. Much research has also linked antioxidants to helping prevent cancer. In other (my) words, antioxidants are little bouncing balls of super energy that when consumed into your body do their best to get rid of any bad stuff (toxins) we may not know is swimming around us.

Morning Buzz

Matcha is often referred to as ‘clean energy’ as it has an extremely high antioxidant count and a higher caffeine content. So it definitely gives you that ‘get up and go’ feeling. However where it gets interesting is that because of other nutrients in Matcha, there are no negative side effects to the higher caffeine as it gets released over a longer period of time. This means Matcha works well for prolonged concentration and relaxation.

TIP: Try just one week of switching your morning coffee to a morning cup of Matcha and see how you feel – you will be surprised!

Take a look at our Matcha tea product or see our blog on how to make Matcha tea

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