4 Health Benefits of Matcha Tea
With all of the superfood talk out there it can be overwhelming to figure out what is just a trend and what can actually be beneficial to your diet. You might have noticed a new wave of healthy drinks fanatics gushing over everything Matcha Tea related. Our Instagram feeds are certainly filled with beautiful images of matcha tea Lattes, desserts, smoothies, you name it.
We’re not complaining but what’s all the buzz about?
Matcha tea is a form of green tea but in powdered form. Unlike green tea, in which the leaves are discarded after brewing, matcha tea includes the leaves. Originating from Japan, matcha tea goes through a meticulous process including hand-selection, steaming and storing away from light and oxygen, making it the highest quality tea available.
Here’s why you might want to replace your daily caffeine drink with this magical elixir.
Matcha Tea has lots of antioxidants
Countless studies have proven the value of antioxidants, which include protection against heart disease, and aging. Matcha tea includes a large amount of antioxidants including catechins, which help fight cancer.
Matcha tea contains a smaller amount of caffeine than coffee but according to Medico Journal, drinkers usually report feeling high energy levels and do not feel the hypertension and nervousness’s caused by other stimulantsBye, bye calories
Matcha Tea increases metabolism that may help to burn calories faster and lose weight.
Stronger immune system
The antioxidants present in Matcha Tea already help support the immune system but others benefits include potassium, vitamin a & c, iron, calcium and protein.
Health.com notes that quality is important with Matcha Tea and the best options are generally more expensive. High levels of lead are also present in even the organic options of matcha tea so it is recommended to limit consumption to once a day.
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