the benefits of matcha

Why Drink Matcha?

There are numerous resources online that will give you much more detail than we will give you here (we will footnote a few). We will provide a very high-level overview of some of the key benefits of drinking matcha.

Matcha is a Green Tea. Let’s get that out of the way first. It is derived from using the leaves of shade-grown Camellia sinensis, the actual plant name. How it differs from using a green tea bag or brewing traditional green tea leaves; matcha is microground to a point where it will instantly dissolve in hot water so that the entire tea leaf is consumed.

Cool, but what does that mean in terms of your health?

Why is drinking green tea good for you and why is drinking the entire tea leaf better than other traditional ways to drink tea? We know that green tea is rich in antioxidants. The traditional way to drink green tea would be to let the tea leaves soak in boiling water for a bit and then consume the liquid while discarding the leaves. Drinking is typically a light-coloured beverage that tends to have a bit of a bitter taste. When the shade-grown leaves are finely ground into a powder and mixed in hot water, matcha produces a deep green drink that is not bitter and contains all of the antioxidant properties of the green tea leaves.


What are some of the other benefits and some of the believed health benefits of drinking tea?

Loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients (nutrients derived from the actual plant); tea is a natural stimulant as the leaves are a natural source of caffeine. Much less than an espresso, cup of regular tea or coffee so you don’t get as jittery after as compared to drinking other sources of natural caffeine. This tea leaf increases your metabolism and fat oxidation which aids your weight loss.


Matcha contains antioxidants.

Antioxidants can prevent or reverse natural cell oxidation which can cause tumours and cancers. Antioxidants and polyphenols derived from drinking matcha may also show to help protect against diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The phytonutrients have been shown to potentially help in assisting in weight reduction and helping keep the weight off. - The phytonutrients may also help in balancing your cholesterol levels. - As green tea has antibiotic and antifungal properties, it may be good in helping you maintain a healthy mouth which could reduce cavities and well as bad breath. A healthy mouth has also been associated with a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. For most of us, the potential health benefits are just a bonus to drinking Matcha. Matcha is just a wonderful drink that can be easily prepared and consumed in an instant.

Enjoy alone or better yet, with friends and family.


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