The Most Potent Health Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea
Surely by now, you have heard about Matcha and the myriad health benefits it provides those who consume it. But, in case you have been living under a rock and have no idea what I am talking about, we are going to tell you where this miracle food comes from and just what its many purported beneficial properties are.
In essence, Matcha is green tea.
However, this fine, bright-green powder, whose journey begins deep in the farmlands of rural Japan, requires a preparation that yields a product far greater than the sum of its parts.
You see, the delicate green tea leaves that form the basis of Matcha, must be hidden from the sun long before they are harvested. In this manner, their growth is delayed, resulting in leaves that are a darker shade of green and far more tender than usual.
Protecting the delicate green leaves from sunlight has the added benefit of inducing a surge of amino acid synthesis, particularly of the amino acids Theanine and Caffeine. As a result, Matcha gains a significantly more complex flavor profile compared to regularly harvested green tea.
After the harvest, the plants are dried, the many stems and veins are completely removed, and the leaves are ground into a very fine, intensely green powder.
But it's not just the flavor of Matcha that is superior. Astonishingly, Matcha possesses up to ten times the health benefits of regular green tea.
Impressive And Captivating
Japanese culture has been captivated by the many benefits of Matcha for centuries. Japanese folk have been drinking Matcha tea and eating Matcha-based dishes for a very long time. The fact that Japan also boasts the second-highest life expectancy in the world is no coincidence.
Matcha helps to fight cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol. It also reduces body fat, strengthens the immune system, protects against a variety of diseases and disorders, detoxifies the body, and boosts the basal metabolic rate.
Below, we break down the two most compelling health benefits that this impressive tea provides.
Matcha tea is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world. Significantly more so than even raspberries and goji berries, long-thought to be the most powerful antioxidant foods on the planet.
Matcha contains up to 20 times the antioxidant content of other foods. So, if you are looking to stave off the side effects of aging, such as wrinkling and liver spots, Matcha is unmatched.
If you want to be protected from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's, Match should be your number one ally.
Potent Cleanser and Detox
Matcha is often lauded for its efficient ability to rid the body of dangerous toxins.
An unfortunate byproduct of being alive is that your body slowly, but inevitably, accumulates harmful toxins and heavy metals that lead to the development of a number of diseases.
Matcha contains a ton of chlorophyll, niacin, L-theanine, caffeine, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals. These potent compounds enhance the body's natural ability to cleanse itself of accumulated toxins through improved digestion, improved hepatic function, and by increasing the rate at which you urinate.
A Cup of Matcha A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
If you have been thinking about drinking something else besides your daily cup of coffee, have I got an alternative for you.
Matcha can provide you with the same boost of energy as coffee, but because it contains so many beneficial compounds, it does so without inducing the jitters that so many of us have come to expect from a cup of joe.
Today, we only talked about two of the many beneficial properties of Matcha green tea. In future blog posts we will dig a bit deeper into the effects Matcha can have on arthritis, weight loss, anxiety, skincare, etc.
In the meantime, start learning to incorporate Matcha into your daily diet.