Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves. However, the difference from ordinary green tea is how it was grown. Matcha grows in shady conditions (90% in shade), which in turn increases chlorophyll production and increases amino acid content. Because matcha is ground into a fine powder, it contains all the nutrients in the tea leaf, resulting in more antioxidants.
Matcha has been used for meditation for many years, and Japanese tea ceremonies are known around the world. A tea ceremony is like a ritual that reminds you to live in the moment and find inner peace. In Japan, matcha also has historical medical uses. Matcha has also been used to treat people with various diseases, prevent obesity and treat skin diseases, among other things. Here are just seven surprising facts about what happens to our bodies when we consume matcha tea.
1. The skin starts to shine beautifully
Matcha powdered green tea contains 137 times more antioxidants or EGCGs than regular green tea. These antioxidants help protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Antioxidants help get rid of harmful free radicals and thanks to them our skin gets a cleaner and radiant result.
2. Keeps you calm but active
Thanks to the matcha, the mood is bright but calm. The L-theanine found in Matcha improves memory, stimulates brain activity and strengthens attention - all without the anxiety and heartbeat of coffee. Studies show that people who use L-theanine are focused, calm and stress-free.
3. Promotes metabolism
Drinking Matcha helps burn more calories and studies show that it can help burn up to 25% more fat. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, drinking tea can boost your metabolism and contribute to weight loss. Not that you need to lose weight - you are as perfect as you are!
4. Strengthens and protects the immune system
Matcha is also great for any type of inflammation that occurs with an allergy or sinus infection. Switch your morning coffee to matcha tea during the cold and flu season to take advantage of catechins and theanines. Catechin, and especially epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG), is a powerful antioxidant that helps control disease-causing microorganisms and oxidative stress. It has the effect of reducing heart disease, cancer risk and systemic inflammation.
5. Helps reduce stress and anxiety
The polyphenols in Matcha can heal you from the inside out and make you happier. Polyphenols are powerful plant-based antioxidants and micronutrients found in many foods that are usually enjoyable (such as wine and chocolate).
6. Helps with pain and inflammation
Matcha also helps relieve various pains and inflammations thanks to L-theanine. The tea contains EGCG, a polyphenol (or antioxidant) that reduces inflammation and swelling. It is an excellent natural medicine for the treatment of premenstruation.
7. Helps with hangovers
Alcohol releases free radicals into the body, which are especially harmful to the liver. Matcha tea helps reduce the negative side effects of alcohol because it contains large amounts of antioxidants. They cleanse the body of toxins and at the same time protect the brain from chemical reactions. Chlorophyll helps to restore the body's natural balance. Natural caffeine helps reduce headaches. We recommend consuming matcha before and after the celebrations and adding coconut water to the tea, which will help in case of water shortage.