Green tea has a myriad of proven health benefits, and it is for very good reason that it has been prized as a premium health elixir in Japan and China for more than one thousand years.
While green leaf tea is certainly great for you, green tea made from Japanese matcha green tea powder is head and shoulders above leaf tea in terms of potency and health benefits. Put metaphorically, green leaf tea compares with an eau de toilette perfume, while matcha gives you the full impact of a parfum concentrate (don’t worry; all the girls reading this get the reference!)
Instead of drinking just the aroma of green tea leaves, fragrantly steeped in boiling water, with matcha you are consuming the entire leaf, which has been pulverised into the vibrant, verdant powder that is so recognisable. This powder is bursting with antioxidants which carry with them a vast array of health benefits, and which in turn allow regular consumers of this remarkable beverage to enjoy optimised wellness and wellbeing.
Drinking matcha green tea can be thought of as drinking a microscopic army of wellness warriors. Here’s how it works:
- Beneficial catechins fight the effects of aging, fight diseases and viral infections, and protect the body from harmful free radicals. The levels of these catechins in matcha green tea are scientifically proven to protect cells and DNA from these damaging free radicals, and to be one hundred times more effective than Vitamin C and twenty five more times effective than Vitamin E at achieving this.
- Matcha green tea has more than two hundred times the levels of catechins than regular green leaf tea. It is, by weight, the most potent and powerful naturally-occurring antioxidant known to man.
- Matcha has been reported by regular consumers to bring relief of inflammatory pain, improve the youthfulness of skin and hair, and to even be an effective cure for hangover.
- Get a calm alertness with matcha – it offers a gentle energy boost without the caffeine jitters resultant from drinking coffee. Exercise endurance is improved in drinkers of matcha.
- Drinking matcha can offer protection against developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. It lowers blood cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure, and offers protection to the liver. It increases bone mineral density, prevents tooth decay, protects the skin from damaging UV radiation, and even has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. Consumers report better memory, and are less likely to develop neurodegenerative disorders.
So do yourself a favour: adopt a matcha habit today – and reclaim your wellness.
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