8 Incredible Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
We’ve all heard so much about the amazing benefits of tea. But what makes Matcha Green Tea different? Just remember this, it’s like green tea except it’s matcha-better!
Matcha green tea has been connected to the longevity of people living in Okinawa, Japan, where people live the longest and the amazing mind power of monks.
Tea has been an important beverage in ancient China and Japan thousands of years ago and it is as important and as nutritious now. So what makes this fine green powdered-tea so wonderful? Here are 8 incredible benefits of matcha green tea.
- Really really high antioxidants and anti-aging levels!
Matcha green tea’s antioxidants — responsible for protecting us from the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger-looking skin, and preventing a number of life-threatening maladies — is off the charts high because no part of the tea leaf is wasted, you ingest all it’s nutrients, as opposed to making it steep in a tea bag. Here is matcha green tea in comparison with other antioxidant-rich food.
Antioxidants of 1 cup of Matcha Green Tea = 10 cups of regular tea
= 6.2 times higher than Goji Berries
= 7 times higher than Dark Chocolate
= 17 times higher than Wild Blueberries
= 60.5 times higher than Spinach
- Prevents cancer and fortifies the immune system
The most powerful catechin (antioxidants that scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body) found in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen. And studies found that 1 cup of matcha green tea has 137 times the amount of EGCG found in a cup of green tea. Additionally, Matcha Green Tea has substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium, nutrients known to boost overall health.
- Mood, memory, concentration, and relaxation booster
L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain, which induces relaxation without the drowsiness. And for centuries, monks rip from the benefits of the L-theanine produced in matcha green tea to relax and meditate while staying alert. L-theanine also helps produce chemicals in the brain, which enhances mood, improves memory and promotes better concentration — dopamine and serotonin.
- Detoxifies the body
Matcha is also a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body. It is due to their beautiful vibrant green color, which means they have high levels of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is purported to help detoxify our body.
- Improves cholesterol
Based on studies, people who regularly drink matcha have lower LDL aka as the bad and display higher level of the good cholesterol of HDL. Some studies also reveal that men who drink matcha green tea are 11% less likely to develop a heart disease than those who don’t.
- Ramps up energy levels and endurance
Tea naturally contains caffeine (but are usually lower than coffee). But the combination of caffeine and other nutrients in matcha such as L-Theanine creates matcha green tea’s amazing energizing properties without the usual side effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension.
Fiber helps control hunger and promotes feelings of fullness, promotes intestinal regularity and a healthy digestive system, and helps keep blood sugar levels steady. And matcha green tea contains high level of easily absorbable dietary fiber.
- Lose weight
Matcha green tea has been studied for its fat burning properties. It increases metabolism, which helps the body, burn fat about four times faster than average. Matcha helps support a healthy weight and body composition and it was found that consuming green tea increased thermogenesis (the body's rate of burning calories) from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure and that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise. That’s why matcha green tea is an important ingredient in Lean1 to help you boost energy, get necessary nutrients and protection, plus it helps you get lean and stay lean when you lose unwanted fat in your body!