Continuing our series on the health powders of the world brings us straight to the antioxidant king of powders MATCHA TEA.
Please see below for the benefits that this wonderful powder brings.
It’s a special form of green tea
Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.
Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavour and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavour. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.
Now for some of the benefits
- Improves Cholesterol
- Loaded with Catechin, EGCg. …
- Enhances Calm. …
- Boosts Memory and Concentration. …
- Increases Energy Levels and Endurance. …
- Burns Calories. …
- Detoxifies the Body. …
- Fortifies the Immune System.
- Amazing Flavour
- High in Antioxidants. …
AN ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE
One of the major health benefits of matcha tea is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip. According to the latest innovation in antioxidant research, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘superfood’.
Why is matcha better than loose leaf tea?
Every day, countless people throw away valuable antioxidants and minerals. While seemingly unimaginable, that’s exactly what happens when you brew a cup of green tea because water can only extract a fraction of green teas benefits. The majority actually remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf. But that doesn’t mean you need to start eating tea leaves. The simplest solution is to just enjoy a bowl of matcha. Because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves, matcha provides you with green teas powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can.
In fact, to even begin to match the potency found in a single serving of matcha, you would need to drink at least ten cups of brewed green tea. When it comes to helping you achieve and maintain optimum health, matcha is without equal.
Why is matcha tea considered an anti-oxidant powerhouse?
One of the biggest buzz words in nutrition, antioxidants are naturally occurring chemical compounds that prevent ageing and chronic diseases. Nowadays, a variety of fruits and vegetables are lauded for their antioxidant properties, leading to a host of products with all kinds of claims. But matcha is unparalleled in comparison. Firstly, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants according to the latest innovation in antioxidant research.
Using the testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses an amazing twenty times more so than pomegranates or blueberries. Matchas ORAC rating is a mighty 1573 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 93 units.
Why does this matter?
Antioxidants are the body’s defence agents. They are chemical compounds that prevent ageing and chronic diseases. Put simply, the more you have, the better equipped your body is in the fight against infections and disease.
Overall a definite improvement in any personal health is guaranteed.
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