The old saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. And anything that keeps the doctor away has to be a good thing, right?
We’re excited to tell you that apples have got nothing on matcha green tea!
Matcha green tea is a super-food and it has a profound effect on the immune system. Scientific research has proven that the green tea polyphenols in matcha powder boost the body’s natural immunity, and fight a range of autoimmune diseases.
Here’s why drinking matcha every day will keep the doctor away:
- It has an anti-inflammatory effect – the more matcha you drink, the more your allergic reactions will be suppressed. This is great news for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies!
- Matcha contains L-theanines and catechins which have an anti-viral effect – great for staving off the flu.
- Antioxidants, which fight diseases like cancer, are bursting in matcha green tea. Levels per gram in matcha are more than six times the concentration of goji berries; seven times that found in the darkest chocolate; seventeen times those in wild blueberries; and more than sixty times that found in spinach. A little cup of matcha packs a huge antioxidant punch.
- Matcha powder has a chemical called epigallocatchin gallate (EGCG) which is antibacterial and works against micro-bodies which cause illness, including Candida.
Studies suggest that, for optimal immunity, we should drink five cups of regular green tea every day. One cup of matcha equals eight to ten cups of regular green tea – double the recommended dose. It not only boosts immunity, it clears damaging free radicals from the body, and protects the kidneys.
So who wants to join us, and raise their daily cup of matcha to optimal immunity and wellness? Cheers.
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