Matcha is essentially a very concentrated form of green tea which is grown and consumed in a way that it sustains all the essential minerals and vitamins found in this super power green leaves. Matcha bushes are grown under the shade of big trees, so that it helps in increasing the amino acid and chlorophyll content of the leaves.
As when we drink regular tea, we generally boil the tea leaves and there after throw away the leaves whereby we get only some of nutrients found in the leaves. However, Matcha Tea is not drunk in the same fashion. Matcha Tea is ingested as a fine powder diffused in liquid so that it helps us to ingest the whole leaf, and thereby benefit ourselves by consuming every little bit of the nutrients found inside these leaves.
It has been medically recorded that drink just one cup of Matcha Tea is equal to the antioxidant and nutritional value of 10 to 15 cups of Green Tea. So adding Matcha Tea to our diet is an easy way to boost our wellness and health in our day to day life.
Here are some of the most essential benefits of ingesting powdered Matcha Tea leaves:
It’s a very powerful Antioxidant
Antioxidants found in the Matcha Tea leaves acts as magical nutrients that prevents us from number of life threating maladies. It not only keeps our skin health and protects the skin against the negative effects of UV radiations, but also gives us a younger look. As it has been clinically proved that the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of the Matcha Tea powder falls under the highest ratings, as just one cup of Matcha Tea contains 10 times more antioxidants than any other food such as raw fruits or green vegetables.
Contains Catechins and EGCg
We all know by now, that all antioxidants are not equal in their potency in eradicating the negative impacts created by the free radicals in our body. Green Tea is often ingested for health and wellbeing as it contains Catechins, which are one of the most potent beneficial compounds found in these leaves. However one specific Catechin, which is known as EGCg (Epigallocatechin gallate) makes up 60% of the Catechins found in Matcha Green Tea. Epigallocatechin gallate, has been widely recognized by the medical fraternity for its anti-carcinogenic potency, whereby it destroys cancerous cells in our body. Scientific records have also shown that Matcha Tea contains more than 100 times more EGCg than any other Tea found in the market.
Helps in calming the mind
Over the centuries, Matcha Tea has been used by the Japanese Zen Buddhist monks and the Chinese Daoist monks for aiding them to relax their mind while meditating. Of late studies on Matcha Tea leaves has proved that this higher state of consciousness which can be created by ingesting Matcha leaves is due to the L-Theanine amino acid that is found in these leaves. L-Theanine is a compound that generates alpha waves inside our brain which induces relaxation without any drowsiness, that is not found with other similar herbal relaxants found in nature.
Helps in concentration and boosts memory
L-Theanine found in the Matcha Tea leaves aids in the production of dopamine and serotonin hormones. This makes Matcha Tea help us in enhancing our mood and also improve concentration and memory.
Cures hypertension and increases the level of endurance
It has been heard that Samurais and noble warriors of medieval China and Japan, drank Matcha Tea before going into battles. Recent studies on Matcha Tea has revealed that this Tea contains certain essential elements which increases our power of endurance and also reduces nervousness and hypertensions.
So for real energy kick, it is imperative that we must drink at least drink one cup of Matcha Tea powder every day to keep us in proper health and spirit.