Health Spotlight: Traditional Matcha Green Tea
This trendy and traditional matcha tea is more than just an instagrammable moment!
While you’ve seen the green cup of tea on IG, traditional matcha is more than just a trendy product!
Traditional matcha has been around for centuries, and there’s a reason it has become increasingly popular in recent years — there are so many health benefits! In today's health spotlight, we’ve rounded up some of the key benefits of consuming matcha green tea daily!
Matcha aids in weight loss
Matcha contains a compound called epigallocatechin (EGCG) that aids in weight loss, boosts metabolism, and stops the growth of fat cells.
Matcha provides long-lasting energy
Similar to coffee and other energy-boosting drinks, matcha contains caffeine. Matcha also contains theanine, an amino acid that provides increased mental alertness and brain relaxation benefits, so you experience long-lasting energy rather than a short boost (like coffee and other caffeinated beverages).
Matcha is full of antioxidants
Matcha is considered to be a superfood when it comes to the number of antioxidants it contains. Antioxidants are essential for reducing oxidative stress in our systems that lead to diseases and health issues like cancer, heart disease, arthritis, stroke, immune deficiency, and so much more.
Matcha naturally detoxes the body
Matcha improves digestion, stimulates healthy bowel movements, and detoxes the body from heavy metals and harmful chemicals. Drinking matcha every day naturally flushes your system!
Matcha has mood-boosting benefits
Traditional matcha contains the amino acid L-Theanine which increases the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. This increase in serotonin and dopamine can actually boost your mood and overall happiness. Along with these mood boosting benefits for your brain, this increase of serotonin and dopamine can also improve learning abilities, like memory, and cognitive abilities.