From its ability to reduce stress, to speeding up your metabolism, to improved concentration, there’s many reasons to start drinking matcha tea!
Matcha is not just another trendy drink, its positive impacts on health have been backed by numerous studies.
In this article we have gathered 11+1 scientifically proven facts for you. Here’s why you should consider incorporating this miracle drink into your daily routine...
It is a natural source of caffeine, which (unlike with coffee) is released gradually, providing you with long-lasting energy for up to 6 hours.
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Antioxidants are vitally important compounds that fight free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive atoms in our bodies that may contribute to cancer and they may be responsible for accelerating the aging process and skin damage as well. They can also weaken your immune system and cause damage to DNA and other parts of human cells. Matcha contains 14 times more antioxidants than blueberries!
It contains a special type of amino acid called L-theanine, which increases concentration, alertness and mental energy while promoting relaxation and alleviating stress at the same time.
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Due to its high antioxidant content, matcha can help slow down the aging process by preventing oxidation.
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Thanks to those aforementioned antioxidants, matcha tea can help avoid dry skin and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. It promotes beautiful, glowing skin!
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Catechins found in matcha tea have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties, thus keeping your immune system strong and providing protection against diseases. EGCG found in matcha has proven to be effective in the fight against cancer in numerous studies.
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Matcha helps prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer and also lowers blood pressure and ‘bad’ cholesterol.
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Matcha boosts resting metabolic rate (metabolism) by 35-40%, thus promoting natural weight loss. It also contains dietary fiber, which stabilizes blood sugar levels.
The main antioxidant found in matcha tea can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down a special hormone. When the level of this hormone increases, it promotes fat loss. Drinking matcha before a workout helps to burn 25% more fat.
In one study, the running performance of those that were given green tea extract increased by 30%.
The high levels of chlorophyll in matcha - which gives it its unique, vibrant green color - has natural purifying qualities that aid detoxification by removing harmful toxins from the body.
There are so many ways to prepare matcha: enjoy it as a delicious (flavored) latte, also perfect for making smoothies, desserts and other treats. Check out our favorite RECIPES for inspiration.