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Matcha Benefits

A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder. Matcha Green Tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and antioxidant properties. This miracle elixir has been consumed for over a millennium in the Far East, and is now considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today. The health benefits and effects of Matcha tea exceed those of standard green tea because you are ingesting the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.  Buy Fresh Matcha Tea

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High in Antioxidants: One glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. Using the testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses an amazing twenty times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries. Matchas ORAC rating is a mighty 1300 units per gram, compared to pomegranates at 105 units per gram or blueberries at 91 units.

Loaded with Catechin, EGCg:  Matcha contains a specific set or organic compounds known as catechins.  Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial.  On specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties. Scientists have found that Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea on the market.

Enhances Calm:  For over a millennium, Matcha Green Tea has been used by Chinese Daoists and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks as a means to relax and meditate while remaining alert. Now we know that this higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine contained in the leaves used to make Matcha. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other “downers. Another side-effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration – something that can benefit everyone!

Fortifies the Immune System:  The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote overall health. Additionally, just one bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Further studies have even suggested that the nutrients in Matcha may have the ability to inhibit the attacks of HIV on human T-cells.

Energy Booster:  One of the most unexpected and amazing benefits matcha drinkers experience is a boost of energy throughout the day. In one study, researchers had thought that this was from the caffeine in matcha, but they found that it was actually the combination of matcha’s natural alkaloids. Another recent study found that matcha increased physical endurance by 24%. Many matcha drinkers report increased mental focus.  Even if you aren’t facing a grueling workout, matcha can help you through every day — whether its that mental project or physical exertion.

Improves Cholesterol:  Researchers aren’t entirely certain how Matcha Green Tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have show that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.

Calorie Burner:  Already nearly calorie free, matcha makes a great addition to any weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. One recent study even suggested that matcha may help burn calories by four times a normal rate. At the same time, matcha does not put any stress on the body.  It doesn’t leave you with the shaking that coffee consumers often report. Matcha consumption doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe alternative to questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals ridden with side effects.  Again, unlike many diet aides currently on the market, Matcha causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.

Detox Deluxe:  Green is truly the color of health. Matcha helps to safely cleanse and purge the body of harmful elements. Chlorophyll is the element that gives green tea and other plants their signature verdant color.  It is also a powerful detoxifier, helping to eliminate both chemicals and heavy metals from the body. And because Matcha is carefully shade-grown out of direct sunlight, it is substantially richer in chlorophyll than other green teas, making it a superior daily detox.

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DISCLAIMER. Green tea, famous for its health benefits, is the frequent subject of many articles in the press and media. We are not recommending green tea as a cure or remedy for any health ailments. Please consult your physician for any medical problems you may be experiencing. We seek to source current and accurate information for your general knowledge. If you know of any additional informative resources, please contact us.




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