Be Matcha Healthy
Matcha is packing big punches as a super food or super drink. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent disease, help with weight loss and prevent aging.
Matcha is an antioxidant heavy hitter. One of it's major health benefits is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip. Matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘super food’. Drinking one cup of Matcha has the equivalent antioxidants of 10 cups of green tea. WOW!
Why does this matter? Well antioxidants are the body's defence agents. They prevent aging and chronic disease, so the more you have the better equipped your body will be to fight infection and disease.
Matcha, like other green teas, it contains a class of antioxidants called catechizes. EGCg (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), an antioxidant found only in green tea. Matcha tea contains 4 times the catechins of regular brewed green tea. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg) is not only tough, it is also unique plant compound that gets a lot of attention for its potential positive impact on health.
Huge news is that EGCg counteract the effects of free radicals from our environment. Think of things like air pollution, UV rays, radiation, and chemicals, all of which can lead to cell and DNA damage. So we know that over 60% of the catechins in matcha are actually EGCgs, we also now know that a daily matcha regimen can help renew and protect the body for a healthy and happy life.