Weight loss aid
A 1999 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that matcha tea can increase thermogenesis in the body, making it a fantastic weight loss aid. So along with a healthy diet and exercise, it helps you burn calories throughout the day.
You’ll find green tea extract in lots of off the shelf slimming supplements for that very reason, and matcha is literally the purest and most natural form or green tea extract you can find.
Just two servings of this little green beverage contain all the free-radical fighting antioxidants your body needs every day. A study conducted by the University of Colorado in 2003 showed that 1 cup of matcha tea has 137 times the amount of antioxidants compared to a regular cup of green tea.
Free-radicals damage cells in your body and blood stream, and are thought to play a role in the development of cancer and other health conditions like heart disease. We need antioxidants to fight free-radicals, and matcha simply blows all other antioxidant superfoods like goji berries, pomegranates, spinach and blueberries out of the water!
1 USDA Agricultural Research Service
Diabetes and Cholesterol
Helping to fight the symptoms of diabetes, research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that the catechins in your matcha tea stop your body from breaking up complex starch in to simple glucose. So matcha can effectively lower your blood pressure over time.
And, with a big fat zero rating on the glycemic index, matcha tea is the perfect little beverage to combat dreaded cholesterol too.
Focus and Meditation
Buddhist monks have been drinking matcha for hundreds of years to get them in the right state of mind for hours and hours of meditation. We know now that it’s thanks to the L-theanine promoting alpha brain waves, helping to calm the mind and promote memory, concentration and focus.
If it’s good enough for the buddhist monks, it’s good enough to get you through a day at your desk!