Matcha A Healthier Green Tea

Matcha contains nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea. The benefits of consuming Matcha include an improvement in brain function, prevention of cancer, speeding up your metabolism and many more.

Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water.

Like green tea, Matcha comes from the Camellia Sinesis Plant. The tea leaves are grown on bushes kept under shade for 20 to 30 days. The shade increases the amount of chlorophyll content in the leaves, which is what makes them bright green and full of nutrients. The leaves are hand picked and the stems and veins are removed. The leaves are ground into a super fine powder in the dark to protect the nutrients.

A good Matcha tea is slightly sweet with a grassy taste. It should not be bitter.

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Benefits of Matcha Tea

Matcha is High in Antioxidants. Antioxidants help to stabilize harmful free radicals, which can cause cell damage. Consuming Matcha can not only prevent cell damage, but it can also lower your risk of several chronic diseases. Antioxidants are also good at preventing premature aging and they help to build a stronger immune system.

Matcha can Protect Your Liver. Studies show that Matcha could prevent liver damage and decrease the risk of liver disease.

Matcha can Boosts Brain Function. Matcha has been proven to cause improvements in attention, reaction time and memory. The caffeine in Matcha can improve brain function and contribute to faster reaction times, increased attention and enhanced memory. Matcha also contains a compound called L-theanine, which alters the effects of caffeine, promoting alertness and helping avoid the crash in energy levels that can follow caffeine consumption.

Matcha Helps Prevent Cancer. Matcha is very high in EGCG, a compound that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties. Test-tube studies have proven Matcha’s ability to kill off certain cancer cells and decrease tumor size.

Matcha Protects Your Heart. Matcha can reduce levels of bad cholesterol. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The powerful antioxidants found in green tea, have been shown to be helpful in maintaining healthy arteries.

Matcha can Help You Lose Weight. Matcha can help speed up your metabolism to increase energy expenditure and boost fat burning. It can reduce body weight and help maintain weight loss. Consuming Matcha before a workout can increase how much fat is broke down and turned onto energy during your workout.

Side Effects

Matcha does contain caffeine, so if you are sensitive or prefer not to consume caffeine, you may want to stay away from Matcha. Other than that, Matcha can be a very healthy beverage to add to your diet.

Summary

Matcha is a green tea beverage, that has higher medicinal qualities than regular green tea. Instead of drinking water infused with tea leaves, you are consuming the whole leaf, therefore receiving more of the nutrients in the plant. The higher the cost of the Matcha, the better the quality. Enjoy this highly beneficial, bright green beverage.

It can be difficult to pick a matcha powder to try. I did some research and found a product that I enjoy. I keep it as a staple in my home. If you are interested in what I am currently using, it is linked below.

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This research has been done by me, for the benefit of my readers. I am in no way a doctor and therefore recommend my readers decide for themselves what they will do with the information provided. Sharing is Caring. If you have a medical condition, always talk to your physician before taking supplements.

Published by mrshealthy79

I Love Tea and all the wonderful things it does for the body. As a matter of fact, I'm probably sipping on some as I compose each post. Not only is it relaxing and soothing to drink, but it has great medicinal benefits. I'd like to share my research with you. Sharing of course, is Caring. Feel free to share my articles with everyone. Thank You for stopping by.

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