Matcha tea has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, and for very good reason. Originating in Japan, matcha is a powdered form of green tea and has been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for hundreds of years. Not only does matcha have a unique and delicious taste, it also offers a number of health benefits. Let’s take a look at why you should incorporate matcha into your life today!
Rich in antioxidants
Matcha is full to the brim with high levels of antioxidants to help improve your vitality and general wellbeing. Matcha contains up to 137 times the antioxidants of regular tea and includes EGCg which is a particularly powerful antioxidant.
Like other forms of green tea, matcha contains caffeine which gives you a boost of energy and concentration. However, it’s not just the caffeine that’s working – it’s also the combination of other nutrients which gives you energy without nervousness.
If you’re looking to maintain a healthy weight, matcha can help speed up your metabolism and enhance weight loss. Some studies have shown that green tea, including matcha, can help to increase the body’s fat burning ability.
Studies have shown that green tea, including matcha, contain properties which can reduce cholesterol levels , in particular LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. This has the potential to keep your cholesterol within safe limits.
Improves brain function
We could all do with a little extra brain power and matcha delivers just that. Research has shown that matcha improves attention, reaction time and memory which helps you perform at your best.
There have been a number of studies which have shown a link between matcha tea and disease prevention. Matcha has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties and some studies have indicated that it may inhibit cancer cell growth.
Protects the heart
With heart disease one of the main cases of death across the world, anything that protects your heart is a good thing. Matcha contains four types of catechins which have significant potential when it comes to preventing heart issues.
Detoxifies the body
The vibrant green colour of matcha not only looks appealing but also shows that the powder contains high levels of chlorophyll. This allows matcha to detoxify the body and help remove damaging accumulated toxins.
At Kaya Health Clubs, we love working with like-minded businesses and introducing products which complement our health and wellness philosophy. Kaya are partnered with Matcha Maiden who offer premium quality, certified organic products. If you love the taste of matcha, we also offer delicious matcha lattes at our Kaya Espresso Bar!
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