Green tea or a magical elixir, as it is often called, flooded the shelves of health food stores and is one of the currently most sought-after teas. Although the West has only recently been discovered, matcha tea for centuries got used in the Japanese tea ceremony, and it is the most praised because it is full of nutrients and antioxidants. The original matcha products are made in the Japanese provinces Nishio and Uji, and it is a finely pulverized powder distinctly green color of which is they prepare tea.
It is appreciated because it is full of nutrients and antioxidants and contains catechin, carotene, and vitamins A, B, C and E. It has a distinctive flavor in Japan and is served with a sweet cake. A cup of this tea, which is consumed fresh, contains five times more antioxidants of any other ingredients, and even 100 times more EGCG, one of the most powerful antioxidant which is believed to be effective in the fight against cancer.
Matcha has a long history, is part of an ancient Japanese tradition, used for centuries, and now it got to the point and won the West, so the green powder is placed in salty and sweet dishes, but has become and integral part of many beauty products. If you are not sure whether you want to try this green elixir, we are bringing you a couple of reasons that will convince you that it is worth giving it a try.
Matcha powder contains 137 times more antioxidant EGCG than regular green tea. They protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, and assist in the destruction of free radicals in the body that lead to the degradation of epidermal thickness and elasticity. Also, antioxidants may improve circulation and will return to face a natural glow and radiance. Matcha is rich in amino acid L-theanine, which promotes a feeling of relaxation. While stress induced beta waves, L-theanine stimulates alpha waves that create a feeling of relaxation without causing drowsiness or fuzziness. Although it is a common amino acid that is in the tea, this green elixir may contain up to five times more L-theanine from plain black or green tea. The chemical components in matcha powder helps you burn calories, boost your metabolism and reduce cholesterol levels.
Studies have shown that one cup of this tea can boost your metabolism by up to 35 percent and may accelerate fat burning 25 percent more than usual. In combination with a healthy diet and exercise it accelerates weight loss and helps you achieve the desired weight. In addition to helping with concentration, relaxation, boosting immunity and improving blood circulation, matcha relieves depression and anxiety. Polyphenols found in this green powder can help you with stress and make you happier. It is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in food that is known to ‘cheer up’ such as wine and chocolate. Matcha can only help you out and has no negative side of drinking this tea. It is the best if you drink pure tea, but some balance is always good: recommended two cups a day.