1. Detoxifies the Body.
Matcha has higher levels of chlorophyll than other green teas. Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for giving leaves their green color. Chlorophyll is linked to the ability to detoxify the body. It helps to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disruptors.
Matcha tea is proven to assist in the process of thermogenesis (the creation of heat in one’s body) which results in higher metabolic rates by absorbing carbohydrates and lipids.
Due to a unique set of natural amino acids found in matcha tea, drinking this tea gives us an energy boost without any side effects (making it the ultimate “energy drink”). Most people experience the stimulative effects of a cup of matcha for several hours.
Matcha tea is loaded with catechins which are the most potent and beneficial antioxidants. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. A 2003 study found that matcha tea had an extremely high EGCG content, “at least three times higher than the largest literature value for other green teas”. Matcha powder contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.
Matcha tea has extremely high levels of polyphenols, catechins, flavonoids and antioxidants that help improve the body’s defense system against bacteria and viruses. A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that drinking matcha everyday greatly enhanced the overall response of the immune system.
Due the presence of an amino acid called L-Theanine, matcha tea increases memory and concentration. L-theanin is found to aid in the formation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) which stimulates dopamine and serotonin levels. Drinking Matcha tea makes you happy!
Antioxidants in matcha green tea help prevent heart disease by relaxing blood vessels and preventing blood clots.
Matcha green tea possesses high levels of easily absorbable dietary fibers. Therefore, it helps with constipation and to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Catechin, an amino acid in matcha tea, exhibits strong antibacterial properties. They help to protect your tooth enamel and fight germs and bacterias to improve bad breath. You can use it as a mouthwash or mix it with your toothpaste before brushing your teeth.
Chlorophyll found in matcha aids in wound-healing and also exerts anti-inflammatory actions.