Matcha green tea, a staple of Japanese culture is considered by many to be the healthiest green tea possible. Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plants, and is ground into a fine powder after being minimally processed. It is a potent elixir in Japanese culture, and is now also sweeping our nation as well. Let’s take a look at why you should drink matcha green tea.
Antioxidants fight the effects of oxidative stress, which are caused by substances called free radicals. Oxidative stress is linked to many serious diseases. Matcha is one of the highest rated foods in terms of antioxidants.
Green tea lowers the risk of developing atherosclerosis by lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and killing free radicals that cause damage fats in our bodies. It also helps improve levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
Matcha is extremely high in chlorophyll, which has amazing detox properties. Matcha can help get rid of heavy metals and other toxins from the body.
The catechins in green tea have very potent heart protecting properties. They prevent heart muscle damage in persons with ischemia/reperfusion injury.
The catechins in matcha green tea have antibiotic properties that are great for boosting the immune system.
There are three ingredients in green tea that help promote weight loss: catechins, caffeine and theanine. These compounds work together to block the enzymes responsible for storing fats in the body. Green tea is also very low in calories.
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