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Monday, 11 March 2019

The Benefit Of Matcha Tea

Green tea is the popular choice to be part of a healthy diet, and now here comes Matcha. When you prepare for the common green tea, you boil it in the water then discard the leaves before drinking it.  You get the benefit of some nutrients but you are missing the best part of it, with Matcha, you consume including the tea leaves.

The Origin Of Matcha Tea
Matcha is a premium green tea powder originated from Japan and is initially used for a tea ceremony called the Way Of Tea. It is a part of Japanese culture and has been celebrated for a hundred years and matcha is an integral ingredient of the tea ceremony.

There are two ways of preparing matcha tea, thick (koicha) and thin (usucha).

The difference between the two is that koicha requires three times more water than usucha and is kneaded with the whisk to blend smoothly while usucha is whipped using the whisk. Normally in ceremonies koicha is served first before usucha.

Proven Health Benefits Of Matcha Tea

1. Rich in antioxidants. Matcha contains a high volume of catechin a component in tea that serves as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants are the substance that can help stop or delay some kind of cell deteriorations called oxidation.  Oxidants a substance that is receptive to other cellular molecules like protein, lipids, and DNA that could damage molecules, cause diseases and inflammations. Antioxidants help reduce cell damage and can help prevent chronic illness. If the production of free radicals in the body is not controlled or destroyed, their growth inside our body generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress, which is responsible in the development of chronic and degenerative diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative illness amongst others. Read more...

2. Enhances brain capacity.  Matcha contains caffeine and L-theanine that can provide an improvement in some aspects of brain process such as attention, memory, and reaction. Some studies reveal that consuming caffeine can improve brain function like increased attention, enhanced memory,  while L -theanine helps increase alpha wave activity in the brain which may help induce relaxation and decreased the level of stress.

3. Can helps prevent cancer.  Matcha is loaded with health supporting fusion which some are to believe to prevent cancer. One clinical study showed that green tea extract can slow down the growth of breast cancer cells in rats. Matcha contains a high dose of epigallocatechin-3-gallate a kind of catechin believed to have anti-cancer properties. These are test tube and animals study and needs further validation in human beings. A study performed by the National Center for Biotechnology 

Information indicates that the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) available from drinking matcha is 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from China Green Tips green tea, and at least three times higher than the largest literature value for other green teas. Read more...

4. Can help protect against heart disease. A healthy lifestyle and diet combined with regular drinking of matcha tea can keep your heart healthy. and protect against ailments. Globally, cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death, killing 17.5 million people in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Coronary heart disease and stroke are the two largest categories of disease and at least 45% are complications of hypertension according to the report by Swiss Re Institute. 

5. Helps you lose weight. Although current studies are focused on green tea extract, matcha tea being from the same plant is believed to provide the same result as green tea. Whenever you buy your loss weight products or food supplement, chances are you are going to see "green tea extract" as one of the listed ingredients.

Green tea and matcha both came from the same plant Camellia Sinensis. They just differ in production process while green tea leaves are dried up in sun and packed in tea bags, matcha, on the other hand, is pure green tea leaves that was protected from the heat of the sun and grounder into fine powder making much richer. You actually consume the whole tea leaves giving it a more health benefit such as  137 times amount of antioxidants and contain a higher dose of catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) believes to be a cancer-fighting. Both are beneficial to our with Matcha got a little edge.