If you haven’t switched out your coffee for matcha, you’re stuck in the dark ages my friend. Quite literally considering the benefits and deliciousness of matcha tea were discovered in way back to the 8th century in China. Bring it to 2021 and you can purchase matcha lattes on every block with a $1.63 billion industry for the beverage.
Why is it so beneficial for health?
Matcha is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic disease
Matcha promotes liver health. The liver is vital to health and plays a central role in flushing out toxins, metabolizing drugs, and processing nutrients.
Matcha enhances brain function. One study in 23 people looked at how people performed on a series of tasks designed to measure brain performance. Some participants consumed either matcha tea or a bar containing 4 grams of matcha, while the control group consumed a placebo tea or bar. The researchers found that matcha caused improvements in attention, reaction time, and memory, compared to the placebo. Another small study showed that consuming 2 grams of green tea powder daily for 2 months helped improve brain function in older people
Matcha may prevent cancer. Test tube and animal studies have found that the compounds in matcha may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Matcha can assist with weight loss. Some studies show that green tea extract helps increase metabolism and fat burning, both of which may aid weight loss.