Matcha came to Japan over a thousand years ago. It was used in meditation practices. Monks would drink matcha to remain calm and alert during long hours of meditation.
Modern science has confirmed that Matcha, that is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid, actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being on the brains function. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness.
Although L-Theanine is common in all tea, Matcha contains up to 5 times more than common black and green teas.
Besides this, L-Theanine may help in memory and learning ability. Therefore a bowl of matcha brings concentration and clarity of mind without the nervouse energy found in the coffee. You can try matcha during the afternoon or anytime you need extra focus on your job.
What unique properties of matcha support weight loss?
Matcha is nearly calorie free. It is and ideal addition to a weight loss program. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. A study research suggested that matcha can burn calories up to 4 times without putting any stress on your body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate. It is a safe alternative to lose body weight.
A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green 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 expediture.
Stronger Immune Systtem
Matcha contains various antioxidants, polyphenols, EGCG, L-theanine which collectively contribute in boosting the body immune defense and provide protection against various antigens.
Matcha has abundant of natural antioxidants and polyphenols. Research revealed that compared to others, matcha has the highest amount of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an extremely healthful component with numerous benefits.These antioxidants seek out for the oxygen free radicals and neutralize their harmful effects. Thus, protecting the body from disorders or inflammations associated with the oxidative stress.
Matcha contains a healthy caffeine form. This is not to be mistaken with the one present in the regular coffee. It is known as theophylline. It sustains the energy levels without any adverse effects, due to theophylline helps in supporting the functionality of adrenal glands and maintains optimum hormonal levels.
Chlorophyll accentuates its effectiveness in body cleansing process. Chlorophyll is an excellent detoxifier which helps in cleansing the blood. It helps in maintaining the alkalinity of blood and tissues. It also helps in preventing the association of harmful toxins with colon walls and purges them out of the body.