If you think matcha is the new trend, it has been celebrated for centuries in Japan. Its history dates back to the 19th century, when Buddhist monks brought back several tea seeds, leaves and plants, including the Camellia Sinensis, from their trip to China.
Since then, the tea ceremony has become one of the pillars of Japanese tradition.
Over the centuries, matcha has finally reached the western countries where this tea owes its popularity not only to its history but also to its numerous health benefits.
Considered a noble product, matcha requires special attention and expertise from the moment it is cultivated.
Known for its health effects, its benefits are directly correlated to its quality: a matcha of excellent quality will bring you the best nutrients such as antioxidants, L-theanine, proteins, caffeine and chlorophyll.
For regular matcha tea drinkers, this cocktail of nutrients is a valuable source of energy, but not only that!
What is matcha, and why is it good for your health?
If you drink green tea, you may be surprised to learn that matcha is produced from the same plant. Unlike conventional tea, matcha is produced by selecting and using the best harvested leaves in their entirety.
They are dried and then powdered with granite stones, giving the matcha up to ten times more nutrients than conventional tea.
- To shed more light on the effects of matcha, we offer you a short summary of the role of each of the nutrients it contains: Catechins, powerful antioxidants that prevent cell damage and boost metabolism,
- L-theanine, an amino acid that participates in strengthening cognitive functions and causes a feeling of well-being,
- Caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant that increases the ability to concentrate,
- Proteins, which regulate many processes in the body and help make skin healthier, strengthen muscles, improve mood and provide continuous energy throughout the day,
- Chlorophyll, a green pigment that gives leaves their color and acts as a natural detoxifier by eliminating both toxins and heavy metals from the body.
The consumption of matcha brings to those who integrate it into their daily routine the feeling of having enough energy to lift mountains and the necessary calm to navigate in troubled waters.
To honor the promise of a noble product that has kept the great and beautiful tradition of tea ceremony alive for centuries, we at Matcha Botanicals are committed to offering you the best quality. That is why we work with producers based in Kyoto for whom matcha cultivation has no secrets. We promise our customers a unique taste and authentic experience.
If you want to know more about the positive impacts on your health, it happens just below.
Do you know about superfoods?
You would be surprised to know how many nutrients, vitamins and minerals matcha contains.
As an indication, for 1 g, which is the equivalent of half a teaspoon, matcha contains 306 mg of protein, 272 mg of amino acids, 50 mg of lipids, 27 mg of potassium, 2.3 mg of magnesium, 4.2 mg of calcium, 0.062 mg of zinc, 3.5 mg of phosphorus and finally 0.17 mg of iron
Impressive, isn't it? And that's not all - If what you need is a vitamin boost, matcha contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, powerful antioxidants.
You want more? Know that 1g of matcha powder contains more than 50% of the daily dose of carotene, the provitamin A that guarantees the health of your immune system and your vision.
From now on, you'll know that by drinking a good cup of matcha, you'll enjoy yourself without neglecting your physical and mental health. Isn't it great?
Consuming matcha or the art of ridding your body of its toxins
Antioxidants are popular, and for good reason: they protect your body from toxins and heavy metals. Matcha contains one of the most powerful antioxidants, namely catechins. By attacking free radicals, they prevent the oxidation process and therefore the degradation of your healthy cells.
In addition to these catechins, matcha has a high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, one of the most powerful antioxidants that protects DNA strands from damage caused by toxins. On average, 17.5 mg of EGCG are found per gram of matcha, compared to 0.05 mg in conventional green tea.
Every sip you take helps detoxify your body and keep your cells healthy. What could be better?
Matcha, your best ally for radiant skin
Thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants, matcha when consumed daily reveals the radiance and beauty of your skin. Just as they protect the cells of the organs, the catechins and EGCG also protect the cells of the skin. As you can see, these two antioxidants in matcha are the perfect combo.
You thought that was it? Well, no! Matcha also has anti-inflammatory properties. If you are prone to acne or rosacea, you can use matcha as a mask and/or facial cleanser. You'll see, the results will be there. Matcha contains powerful tannins that help oily skin regulate sebum production.
Matcha to help regulate bad cholesterol
If you suffer from high cholesterol, you know how important it is to adapt your diet. Matcha helps lower LDL, also known as bad cholesterol, because of its ability to clog blood vessel walls.
While it can reduce LDL levels, matcha does not seem to have any impact on HDL levels, i.e. on the level of good cholesterol in the blood. A 100% winning bet.
A double antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, the holy grail
Remember, we told you earlier that a cup of matcha contains about ten times more antioxidants than a cup of classic green tea.
There are more than 1300 units/g of ORAC, in other words a phenomenal capacity of absorption of oxygenated radicals. This is 125 times the antioxidant content of spinach, a food whose benefits are already widely praised.
Coupled with this capacity of absorption of oxygenated radicals, the high concentration of EGCG makes it possible to fight against the risk factors supporting the development of chronic diseases.
The secret to boosting your brain power
We all experience moments of mental and physical fatigue during the day. The reflex of most people is to consume coffee to alleviate the state of fatigue and thus regain energy.
However, after years of massive consumption of coffee, many people realize that this drink is a source of nervousness and prevents good concentration.
In addition, the feeling of renewed energy fades quickly.
On many levels, matcha is an excellent alternative to coffee. Matcha is a source of energy whose effects last longer over time without inducing a feeling of nervousness.
This is due to the high concentration of polyphenols, amino acids and L-theanine in matcha.
Combined with the low dose of caffeine, this combination stimulates alpha brain waves. This reaction makes you feel more alert and in control of what you are doing over a longer period of time.
If you are looking to improve your productivity and feel more energetic during the day, matcha is for you.
Boost your metabolism!
When it comes to weight loss, everyone's body reacts very differently. You've probably heard it before, but it's all about your metabolism. Don't panic, there are ways to boost it and matcha could be the key to achieving your goals!
Remember catechins? Catechins are what increase the speed at which your body burns calories when you exercise.
And to kill two birds with one stone, know that when matcha is consumed after physical effort, it facilitates muscle recovery.
It is therefore your best ally for a healthy weight loss.
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In the end,
You now know all the secrets of matcha! Once you have tried this tea that combines unique taste and health benefits, you won't be able to do without it!
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