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Because matcha isn’t yet as common in our culinary landscape as, say, coffee, many people are still unaware of its existence and its incredible health benefits. Although we could give you a million good reasons, we know our readers live busy and fast-paced lives so without further ado here are the five MOST important reasons why everyone should be drinking a nice cup of Matcha.
Matcha has many benefits, however, one of it’s most sought after benefits is it’s fat burning properties. Matcha is loaded with EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate); a powerful antioxidant that is known for its ability to speed up your metabolism and stop the growth of fat cells. If you are looking to “boost” the results of your workout, matcha may just be your perfect “supplement”. Matcha also helps reduce cravings and water retention and contains almost zero calories.
You can increase your body thermogenesis if you drink matcha immediately before exercising!"
Matcha may just be your key to long-lasting youth. One cup of matcha tea has 137X more antioxidants than regular green tea! “Yes, you read that correctly”. It is loaded with antioxidants such as catechins that help slow down aging by preventing cell damage and improving skin elasticity. By no means should you ditch your sunscreen but matcha also contains antioxidants called polyphenols which are responsible in protecting our skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Many famous hollywood celebrities have become addicted to matcha because they’re convinced it gives them that extra “youthful glow”!
Matcha is a long standing tradition of Japanese culture. Due to it’s energizing properties samurai warriors of early Japan used to drink Matcha in a traditional tea ceremony before going into battle.
Today, matcha is celebrated as a healthy alternative to espresso; a caffeine boost with no crash or jitters and packed with antioxidants.
Matcha contains a unique amino acid named L-theanine which creates a gradual release of energy that can last up to six hours"! Click here to find out why Matcha kicks coffee's butt.
New research points that the benefits of drinking matcha daily go far beyond what we thought was possible. Every cup of matcha contains high levels of catechins (an antioxidant), which help to kill and stop the progression of cancer cells. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has stated that the catechins in matcha have enough fighting power to help prevent cancer, making matcha one of the top natural cancer treatment options out there.
Drinking three cups of matcha every day could reduce your risk of developing breast and prostate cancer by half!
Need to recharge your brain? Matcha encourages a state of calm alertness and relaxed mental clarity. For over a millennium, zen Buddhist monks have been using it as a means to remain relaxed and alert during long hours of meditation. The L-theanine found in matcha helps to nourish, stimulate and protect your brain – enhancing your overall mood and leading to improved memory, learning and attention. Matcha contains 5x the amount of l-theanine found in standard green tea!
Drinking Matcha may even significantly help to delay Alzheimer’s!
Summing it UpThere you have it ! Now that you have read our five golden reasons, we hope that you are now all completely smitten by matcha. So push that coffee or plain tea to the side and make room for matcha - because it’s matcha better for you!