Matcha is a real wonder-tea – here’s 10 reasons why a daily cup of Matcha is good for mind, body and soul.
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All tea contains caffeine, but the unique combination of nutrients in Matcha means it is best placed to give you an energy boost. Samurai warriors used to drink it before battle, as did Japanese monks before hours of meditation. It also speeds up mental performance and slows age-related decline.
Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have drunk Matcha for millennia because it helps to relax and focus the mind while keeping you alert. We now know that it is an amino acid called L-theanine in Matcha that stimulates alpha waves in the brain, improving concentration, relaxation, learning and attention.
Matcha gives you a pick me up in more ways than one! Drinking Matcha causes your body to release the hormones serotonin and dopamine, which improve mood and motivation.
Got an exam coming up? Matcha contains caffeine, L-theanine and flavonoids, all of which support learning and memory and slow brain degeneration.
Matcha is loaded with vitamins that are great for overall health and help to fortify your immune system. Just one cup of Matcha is chock full of Vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K.
Studies have shown that Matcha lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Drinking it daily can contribute substantially to good cholesterol levels!
Matcha contains five times the amount of chlorophyll of regular tea. Chlorophyll increases oxygen in the blood and helps your body to clear toxins out of the body, including heavy metals which can disrupt bodily functions if not removed.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Matcha mean that drinking it gives your skin a healthy glow (and no puffiness!). Matcha also keeps skin hydrated and protects it from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Matcha speeds up your metabolism and aids weight loss. Perfect to enjoy after a meal to help digestion.
The antioxidants in Matcha act as your inner ninja! They fight aging and diseases and help to clear your body of toxins and free radicals.