Health Benefits of Matcha and why it remains so popular after 1000’s of years.
For centuries, Matcha has been know as the ultimate superfood across the world because of its long, long list of health benefits. It comes from the same plant ‘Camellia sinensis’, but is cultivated differently for producing Matcha its abundant nutrients. The actual tea bushes are covered and are “shade-grown” for many weeks before the tea harvest. By keeping the tea plants shaded by sunlight, the plants produce a higher level of chlorophyll and the amino acids know to aid in its medicinal values. The veins of the leaf and the stems are removed and just the whole tea is ground to make the fine and silky Matcha.
BOOSTS IMMUNITY with the ABUNDANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Here is why: Matcha is much higher in caffeine and antioxidants than your traditional green tea. Many studies have shown that regularly consuming Matcha significantly improves overall health.
Matcha is incredibly rich in a class of compounds known as ‘Catechins’ which are found in tea and are natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and help reduce cell damage which can otherwise cause a host of diseases or infections. In other words, it boosts the body’s immunity and lowers the risk of chronic diseases.
If you have never used matcha powder before, try these eight ways of getting more matcha in your diet.
1. Make matcha tea.
2. Put it in your baked goods.
3. Mix it in your morning oatmeal or bowl of granola.
4. Use matcha noodles.
5. Give a boost to your green smoothie.
6. Make a matcha latte.
7. Put it on your popcorn.
8. Sprinkle it on your ice cream.