9 Reasons You Need Matcha Tea
Posted on April 26 2016
Here’s the lowdown on the green, lean, health-giving machine.
Get your green on! This green beauty has made it over to Western shores from Chinese and Japanese tradition to a resounding reception. (See here for 14 creative cooks that possibly took things a little too far…). Us Brits have a history of being a tea-loving bunch, but we have recently begun to discard the usual breakfast tea and opted for this health powerhouse. Put bluntly, us lot can’t get enough!
Here Nutriseed presents to you 11 reasons why you need Ceremonial Matcha Tea in your life:
Seeing as you’re reading this, you may already have some knowledge about these really good guys, but if not here’s a quick recap: antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that help to fight against the negative affects of UV radiation, can prevent a number of life-threatening diseases and help to make our skin clear, soft and younger-looking. One serving of Matcha Tea possesses 10 times the amount of antioxidants than your regular healthy Green Tea.
- Fat burn, baby burn!
Clinical studies have shown that Matcha Tea not only gives your metabolism a good boost, but can also aid in burning body fat due to its high concentration of catechins, a natural phenol and antioxidant. Unlike many other diet aids, Matcha doesn’t have some of the negative effects commonly associated with other weight management aids such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.
- Athletic recovery
Matcha Tea has also found that it can help athletes to recover from high-intensity workouts like burst training.
- Improved cholesterol
Numerous studies have across countries shown that populations that regularly drink Matcha Tea have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Coincidence? We think not…
- Detox your mind and body
The process in which Matcha is grown involves depriving certain leaves (Camellia sinensis to be eaxact) of sunlight, which causes a huge amount of chlorophyll to be produced. This not only gives it its ‘hulk’-like colour, but also gives it its ‘hulk-like’ detoxing abilities; naturally removing heavy metals and toxins from the body.
- Helps you chill, dude
For thousands of years Chinese Daoists and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have used Matcha Tea to relax but remain alert. The more worldly of you will know that these guys know how to meditate, and if its good enough for them it should be good enough for us. This isn’t about removing our shoes and lighting incense, there is in fact science behind it. Contained within the leaves used to make matcha is L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes alpha wave production in the brain, causing relaxation.
- Aids moody concentration and memory
A byproduct associated with the aforementioned amino acid, L-Theanine is the production dopamine and serotonin; two natural chemicals known to enhance mood, memory and concentration. Quite the all-rounder, is our Matcha.
- Immune aid
Matcha contains a great levels of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, iron , and calcium, which all help to fight off nasties.
- It’s utterly scrumptious
At Nutriseed we’re big fans of teas, and we’re even bigger fans of Matcha. There are a couple of ways to enjoy it, but even on its own the vegetable notes complemented by the amino acids make it truly delish!
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