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Health benefits of Matcha Tea
about 2 years ago
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Matcha Tea is a type of green tea, made using young tea leaves which are grinded into bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. Like green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. However, it is grown differently and has a unique nutrient profile.

 

Farmers grow matcha by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the plant a darker green hue. Matcha tea has skyrocketed in popularity lately, with matcha shots, lattes, teas and even desserts appearing everywhere from health stores to coffee shops.

 

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’.

 

Other health benefits of matcha tea include:

  • It helps in preventing cancer: Matcha is packed with health-promoting compounds that have been linked to cancer prevention in test-tube and animal studies. It is especially high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties.

  • It supports weight loss: Matcha tea is a great addition to a weight loss program as it tackles the problem from both sides- it boosts metabolism and burns fat. A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.

  • It provides energy to the body:  Matcha tea drinkers experience a boost of energy throughout the day as a result of the combination of its natural properties. A recent study also found that matcha tea improved physical endurance by 24%.

  • It is high in antioxidants: Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. These antioxidants help in stabilizing harmful free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic diseases.

  • It helps in boosting functioning of the brain: Multiple studies have linked caffeine consumption to improvements in brain function, citing faster reaction times, increased attention and enhanced memory. Matcha tea contains a compound called L-theanine, which alters the effects of caffeine, promoting alertness and helping avoid the crash in energy levels that can follow caffeine consumption.

Matcha tea is derived from the same plant as green tea, but since it is made from the entire leaf, it packs in a more concentrated amount of antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. Therefore, studies have revealed a variety of health benefits associated with matcha and its components, helping people lead healthier lives.

Want to order online tea in Delhi? Get in touch with Sancha Tea boutique, They offered over 75 varieties of teas which includes blends of teas mixed with natural spices, herbs, fresh flowers, Indian varietals, and revered single estate teas.

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