10 Reasons to drink Matcha every day
Since making the decision to import MatchaNow into the UK and Europe, many people have asked me this fine green matcha powder, to dispel the myths and to clarify why it's such a miracle leaf. Here goes...
Matcha was first discovered in the 12th century. It was used by Japanese monks and given to their military as they realised that when sipped it released a steady stream of energy, enabling them to maintain their focus levels. The monks found that they were able to meditate and still remain alert. Today it’s used in office’s across the world to guard against the afternoon slump.
Unlike caffeine in coffee, Matcha contains L-Theanine which binds with the caffeine dispensing the energising effect in a calm, consistent way. It’s the caffeine boost without the jitters. If you’ve noticed that you’re feeling more anxious than recharged when drinking coffee then maybe it’s the time to make the switch.
Matcha is a rich source of antioxidants
Matcha is packed to the brim with antioxidants, 137 more than regular green tea to be exact. Antioxidants help to protect our cells against free radical damage, so are incredibly important for protecting against cancer and other such body-degenerating ailments.
How is this so?
Matcha literally means ‘powdered tea.’ When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With it, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely ground down. So you sip and ingest the entire leaf, receiving 100% of the nutrients of the leaf.
Workout fiend? Start sipping on Matcha when you’ve completed your workout… Antioxidants have also been said to accelerate muscle repair after intense exercise and with the staggering amount found in Matcha, this could be the perfect post-workout tipple to refuel, rehydrate and recover.
The catechins within Matcha are a type of polyphenol, making it into a powerful antioxidant. The catechins help trap and inactivate free radicals in the skin, thus thwarting many of the signs of aging.
Matcha is highly alkaline and known to help balance pH levels in your blood.
Excellent to detoxify
Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, a veritable powerhouse of nutrients, containing vitamins A, vitamin C, vitamin, K, beta-carotene and minerals - iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. And if that wasn’t enough we can add a few essential fatty acids to the mix too. All of these attributes contribute to healthy blood cells; can aid anti-inflammatory issues such as arthritis and fibromyalgia; promote a stronger immune system; assist in the prevention of kidney stones; prevent and aid bleeding gums; reduce fatigue and even might help you get some much needed sleep if you suffer with insomnia.
Why is matcha so high in chlorophyll?
Matcha is shade-grown. So for the last four weeks before it is harvested, the plants are covered with specials tarps which inhibit photosynthesis. This causes the plants to concentrate large amounts of chlorophyll and other nutrients in their leaves. Because you’re consuming the whole leaf, the chlorophyll in matcha is so much richer than in other green teas.
Better oral health
All of the benefits of green tea come together to strengthen your teeth, and decrease your risk of gaining cavities. Of course you have to watch what you eat and drink alongside the matcha - you can’t drink matcha and eat hardboiled sweet and expect to fly through life without tooth or gum decay. However, if you do practice a healthy and nutritionally balanced lifestyle, matcha’s antibacterial properties help to prevent the effects of the bacteria most responsible for gum disease.
Promote a healthier you
Matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been linked to protect the body against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Also present in green tea are catechins. Catechins are considered as the most beneficial and potent antioxidants. Matcha green tea powder contains 60% EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate), which is a specific catechin that is most widely known to contain properties that are essential in fighting against cancer.
Of course we must point out here that this is part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle. Every person is different and if you have any health concerns please consult your doctor before trying anything new.
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