Matcha The Superfood
Matcha Is The Superfood Of Superfoods.
Matcha is very special both in production and consumption. Why? Matcha is the only tea that is produced in ground powder form. Matcha tea drinkers not only consume the infusion of Matcha but also ingest the ground tea leaves.
Why do we call Matcha the superfood of superfood? The answer is simple. Matcha is nutritious, very nutritious! It is full of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, dietary fiber, beta carotene, potassium and chlorophyll. It provides a long list of health benefits (we will break it down in detail). Matcha boosts our energy without the jitters. Matcha is also a detox drink of choice for many who are health conscious. Read on for more Information, brewing tips and recipes.
Matcha Is Super Rich In Antioxidants.
Brewed Matcha has at least 7 times the antioxidants of orange juice, 20 times that of apple juice. One brewed cup of Matcha equals 10 cups of regular green tea in terms of antioxidants. In a recent testing using a method called ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), researchers at Tufts University discovered tha Matcha is more than 15 times richer in antioxidants than pomegranate and berries (blueberries and acaiberries).
Not only is Matcha super rich in antioxidants. It is the kind of antioxidants that Matcha contains that really set Matcha apart from others. Matcha contains a high level of antioxidants known as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Many researches suggest that EGCG, found only in tea, is very effective in fighting the damaging effects of free radicals. EGCG can be extremely helpful in preventing/fighting cancer and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Countless studies have shown that Matcha delivers more useful antioxidants than other superfoods. It is extremely helpful in maintaining a healthy and well-balanced immune system.
Matcha Burns Fat And Helps Weight Loss.
Matcha is an effective and safe supplement for exercise program and weight loss diet.The process in which Matcha helps boost is called Thermogenesis. Thermogenesis, put it simply, is the fat burning process in our body. Researches have found that regular moderate consumption of Matcha can help increase Thermogenesis by up to 4 times the normal rate. Matcha supercharged our fat burning ability with out putting stress on our body because normal consumption of Matcha does not raise our blood pressure or increase our heart rate.
In addition, Matcha has very few calories. There are only 5 to 10 calories per serving, making it almost naturally calorie free.
Matcha Boosts Our Energy And Keeps Us Alert Without The Jitters.
For centuries, Buddhist monks have used Matcha to keep them focused and to help them concentrate. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a kind of amino acid that can reduce mental and physical stress, improve alertness and boost mood. L-Theanine also helps balance the effects of caffeine, which is also a component of Matcha.
Per serving, Matcha contains about half the amount of caffeine of coffee. However, the way how caffeine gets released into our body by drinking Matcha is very different. The combined properties of L-Theanine, caffeine, and other components make the energy boost from Matcha last longer and less harsh (no jitters).
People who drink Matcha experience a long lasting boost of energy and stay alert through out their day without any jitters or crash. For many, Matcha is a drink of choice before meditation, exercise and yoga practice.
Matcha Helps Detoxify And Cleanse Our Body.
The detoxifying and cleansing properties of Matcha help us maintain a healthy digestive system. How is Matcha detoxifying? Because Matcha is very rich in Chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier. Just look at the natural color of a cup of Matcha tea. It is so green that you know it must be rich in Chlorophyll.
Matcha is also very rich in fiber, easily absorb-able dietary fiber. 1 gram of Matcha contains more than 300 mg of dietary fiber. It is extremely helpful for cleansing the colon. And because of the cleansing properties, Matcha is also a choice of drink for many people who are on a weight loss or weight control diet.
Matcha Is Very Easy To Use.
Not only is Matcha nutritious, it is also delicious and versatile. We can easily add this superfood to our diet and enjoy all the great benefits.
Whisk it up for enjoyment, mix it with drinks, smoothies, or shakes. You can cook with it and bake with it. Even simply sprinkle it on top of your desert, yogurt or food. Enjoy!