Matcha is a premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes.
How can Matcha help you?
Matcha green tea is grown in shade. When the sun exposure is less, tea leaves contain more Caffeine and L-thiamine. L-thiamine is a natural relaxant and it stimulates the production of alpha waves in your brain, lowering stress and increases mental focus. The balance between Caffeine and L-thiamine generates steady energy.
Matcha Green Tea Powder possesses antioxidant levels 6.2 times that of goji berries, 7 times that of dark chocolate, 17 times that of wild blueberries, 60.5 times that of spinach and 70 times that of Orange Juice. The antioxidants called catechins, scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body. The most powerful catechin found in green tea is EGCG, which is believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen.
A 2011 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that drinking green tea significantly lowered the levels of LDL cholesterol concentrations.
A 1999 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that green tea extract rich in catechins has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by the tea's caffeine content. It was found that consuming green tea increased thermogenesis (the body's rate of burning calories) from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditures.
A different study shows that exercising immediately after drinking Matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise.
Matcha green tea leaves contain a high level of easily-absorbable dietary fiber. The benefits of dietary fiber include its ability to ease constipation and stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Stimulate the production of alpha waves in the brain and reduce mental stress.
- Generate steady energy without the jitters or crash associated with caffeine
- Organic Matcha has more antioxidants than blueberries, pomegranates, orange juice, spinach or dark chocolate
- Burn fat - Consuming Matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.