It's the green powder super food that's taken the world by storm, Maybe you're a Matcha veteran who will only drink it with a bamboo whisk and bowl. Maybe you've only seen its trendy social media posts and wondered what all the fuss is about. Whether you drink it straight, with milk as a latte, or even put a scoop into your morning shake; Matcha has a ton of qualities and benefits you should know. Let's go over 5 reason why you should be drinking Matcha every day.
1.Aid Weight Loss
Any Green Tea will speed up metabolism and increase energy. That's the reason almost any diet supplement you find will have "green tea extract" listed under the ingredients. Matcha in particular has shown to be beneficial in helping boost fat burning during exercise. Some studies have even shown Matcha to help with Fat Burning by almost 20%. Not only has it been found that Matcha can help with weight loss, but more importantly help maintain a lesser weight.
2.Improve Brain Function
Honestly who couldn't use this one? Studies have shown increases in attention, reaction time, and memory after a single serving of Matcha. The long term brain boosting effects have also been shown in older populations with Matcha helping aid memory nearly 2 months after taking daily servings of the green powder. And of course there is the caffeine of Matcha (around 35 milligrams) that can boost brain function as well. The compound of L-theanine found in Matcha alters the effects of caffeine, giving you the boost without the crash tendencies like coffee.
3.It's Packed With Antioxidants
Catechins are plant compounds that have natural antioxidants. These compounds can fight off harmful cell damage and even help repair already damaged cells. The reason Matcha is so high in antioxidants compared to other teas is that with Matcha you are digesting the entire leaf which has been stone ground into a powder. Doctors and researchers have shown that increasing antioxidant intake can not only fend off harmful cell damage, but also help avoid chronic disease.
4.Better Heart Health
Matcha has been shown to help lower cholesterol as well as triglycerides. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death worldwide. The Green Superfood has shown to aid in lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Any who doesn't want a healthier heart?
5.Fight Off Cancer
Matcha is high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties. While studies are early, test tube and animal studies have shown Matcha has the ability to kill off prostate, skin, lung, and liver cancer cells. It has also been shown that Matcha can even help decrease tumor sizes. We can only hope to see the same results for humans as well.
In case you needed another reason (or 5) to add Matcha to your daily regimine there you have it! And it's so easy to make and prepare. Add a scoop of Matcha powder daily for these and other amazing health benefits!
Revival Tea Co.