Matcha Green Tea,
the miracle elixir!
I was at my local coffee shop a few month back now and was saying how I needed to stop coffee cause of the hard crashes I experience from it and more importantly because of my psoriasis. It was aggravating it, the crashes were getting worse and my anxiety was creeping back.
The suggested I try Matcha Tea, said it will do more then just give me the energy coffee was but would also support the stress I put on my body with my training, so then I decided to do some research and found out some additional amazing other benefits of this fine green tea!
1. High in Antioxidants
We’ve all read this word before. Antioxidants and know the amazing benefits so I won't bore you with that, BUT did you know, Matcha Green Tea provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method. It's also loaded with Catechin EGCg 60% almost and is one of the most potent and beneficial antioxidants around.
2. Enhances Calm
We now know that a higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine, this is found in the leaves used to make Matcha. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other “downers.”
3. Boosts Memory and Concentration
Another side-effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration – something that can benefit everyone!
4. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
We all know that green tea naturally contains caffeine, however the energy boost received from Matcha is largely due to its unique combination of other nutrients. The increased endurance from a bowl of Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours and because of the effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side-effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension. It’s good, clean energy.
5. Detoxifies the Body
As Matcha tea leaves are deprived of sunlight few weeks before harvesting they have high levels of chlorophyll, this not only give this tea it's beautiful vibrant green color but also is a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
6. Fortifies the Immune System
The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote overall health. Additionally, just one bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium.
Where To Buy Matcha Green Tea
If you’d like to buy Matcha online, look for the Japanese Ceremonial Grade powder.