5 Great Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is a powerful superfood with numerous benefits. Below are 5 great benefits your body will receive once you start incorporating Matcha into your routine.
Improves Heart Health
Powerful antioxidants in Matcha, especially one called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, can help prevent atherosclerosis, the build-up of plaque in the arteries.
Boost Metabolism & Promote Weight Loss
Polyphenol catechins EGCG found in Matcha is a unique component of weight loss. This increases fat oxidation, burning fat to create energy, increasing metabolism. The caffeine in Matcha can help boost your metabolism by as much as 40% while helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
Reduces Risk for Insomnia
Matcha is a source of tryptophan, which helps the body to make serotonin and melatonin, two hormones necessary for sound sleep and healthy sleep-wake cycles. With age, levels of these hormones tend to decline - and these declining hormones contribute to sleep problems and circadian rhythm disruptions that become more frequent and pronounced with age. A growing body of research shows a diet rich in tryptophan can aid in the production of melatonin and serotonin, and improve sleep. The catechins in Matcha - including the most abundant one, EGCG - also can help sleep by reducing inflammation and stress.
Improves Bone Health
Green tea polyphenols (GTPs) help to diminish bone loss due to chronic inflammation at any age (which can often be linked to illnesses like autoimmune disorders), biological age, and age-related estrogen deficiency in women. Additionally, research shows that green tea catechin can reduce bone metabolic disorders by normalizing bone mineral makeup and density as well as calcium content.
Natural Energy, Focus, Mood, & Memory with L-Theanine
L-Theanine increases creative thinking and problem solving by boosting alpha brain wave power by 75%. L-Theanine works by increasing GABA, dopamine, and serotonin, the natural brain chemicals which are responsible for a feeling of calm and well-being. L-Theanine counterbalances the effect of caffeine, which relieves stress, and promotes concentration and clarity of the mind. L-Theanine allows our bodies to slowly absorb the natural caffeine in Matcha. This synergy within Matcha prevents the insulin and adrenalin spikes that typically occur with coffee, so you never experience the "crash" that follows when your blood sugar drops.