9 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Tea
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Green tea is known to be a healthy beverage and I’ve already written about why you should drink more green tea. But there is one particular tea, originating in Japan, that surpasses all its counterparts. Matcha green tea is believed to be the highest quality powdered green tea on Earth. It comes with a long list of health benefits and it’s no surprise that it has been extremely popular in the Far East for thousands of years.

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Matcha green tea is made by powdering the young leaves of Camellia sinensis plant. The delicate powder is then stored away from light and oxygen to preserve its high antioxidant content and superior color.

The Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

One cup a day will already provide you with astonishing benefits that include:

1. Cancer prevention

Matcha tea is full of antioxidants of the most powerful type called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG are known for their amazing anti-cancer properties. They look for free radicals and destroy them. Matcha tea contains more than 100 times more of these natural warriors compared to other commercial teas.

Related post: The Top 14 Foods That Protect Against Cancer Development

2. Increased metabolism that helps you burn fat 4 times faster

Matcha tea helps you burn calories and lose those stubborn surplus pounds. Studies have shown that if you include Matcha tea into your diet plan, you can lose 25% more weight than people who don’t drink it. This ancient tea comes with zero side effects, so it doesn’t affect your heart rate and blood pressure.

Related post: The Top 10 Foods to Increase Your Metabolism and also my e-Book Blast Your Belly Fat

3. Natural boost in energy

Matcha green tea provides you with good, clean energy that keeps you going for hours after enjoying your cuppa. Like all green teas, Matcha does contain caffeine, but the boosting effect is attributed to the combination of other nutrients.

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4. Anti-aging properties

The anti-aging benefits are connected with the abundance of the tea’s antioxidants. The drink fights off disease and protects against UV radiation, thus maintaining the skin’s youthful appearance.

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5. Feelings of relaxation

Despite its caffeine content, Matcha has a calming effect on the body and can be used prior to meditation. Its L-theanine (a relaxing agent) balances the body and lowers stress levels.

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6. Improved memory and concentration

When the body is relaxed, the mind becomes clearer and is capable of more efficient cognitive processing. Matcha tea increases the secretion of dopamine and serotonin – these two neurotransmitters play an important role in stabilizing mood and preventing depression.

Related post: The Best Herbs to Improve Memory and Brain Function, Including Brain Enhancer Tincture Recipe

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7. Improved immune system

Matcha’s antioxidants act as natural antibiotics and support the immune system. Furthermore, the tea is rich in potassium, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, that all contribute to the body’s defense system.

Related post: How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

8. Lower levels of bad cholesterol

Matcha tea lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and at the same time increases the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, which helps with the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Related post: How to Lower Cholesterol With This Natural Substance

9. Detox effect

With the help of its chlorophyll, Matcha tea detoxifies the body and removes heavy metals and other dangerous substances.

If you haven’t tried this tea before, you’ll be happy to hear that its flavor is something to rave about as well. It tastes delicious by itself and drinking it will provide a distinct experience for your taste buds.

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Related post: The Top 6 Secrets for a Successful Detox Program and my e-Book The Detox Guide.

How Much You Should Drink

Drinking green tea is one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health. Matcha green tea is a very potent drink and you should be aware of the fact that everyone has an individual response to it due to our unique physiologies, thus consumption amounts will vary. The average consumption is 1-2 cups a day. Most people like a cup in the morning to “rev” them up, and then a cup in the afternoon to “perk” them up.

Where to Buy Matcha Tea

Matcha green tea is available as a concentrated powder and can be found at health food stores and online. I recommend organic matcha, because it is produced without any artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides like this tea.

Other Ideas on How to Detox Your Body

You can find more information on how to detox and revitalize your body in my other articles:

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drinks
How to Detox Your Body With These 8 Leafy Greens
10 Simple Ways to Detox Every Day

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matcha
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-wonders-of-matcha-green-tea.html
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51 Responses to 9 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

  1. thomas chibinga mwaka says:

    Am in zambia livingstone,where can I buy this tea?I want to lose my belly fat,I like your page and please send me more information on how to live a healthy life.my address is P O box 60599 Livingstone zambia.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Thomas, generally speaking you can buy matcha tea in health food stores or online from places like Amazon.

    • Annel says:

      you can contact any UNICITY distributor. it is one of their famous brands.

    • ANN says:

      Costco sells powdeted teabags ItoEn Matcha Sencha green tea in a big box which is worth it. They also sell the bottled version in a 12-15/case.

    • nanda says:

      Hi some one is travelling from usa to zambia in 2 weeks if you want they can bring fro you in lusaka you can reply at [email protected], I dont know the price yet but once you reply I will let you know as I have never used it .
      Nanda

    • Erin says:

      The best matcha is from Zen Green Tea- I love it- high quality and great taste. Www(dot)zengreentea(dot)com(dot)au

  2. Jaime O. Corminal says:

    MATCHA green tea…MATCHA is the brand name?

  3. ankhi says:

    if i drink extra cup of this tea.
    what side efects are happen??

    • Jenny says:

      Although matcha tea is generally considered safe, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) warns that it may cause stomach upset and constipation in some cases. It also cautions against consuming more than five cups of matcha or other forms of green may daily (due to the caffeine content, excessive consumption of these beverages trigger certain side effects such as headache, insomnia, irritability, diarrhea, and heartburn). For pregnant or breast-feeding women – drinking more than 2 cups of green tea per day is POSSIBLY UNSAFE.

      • Emilia says:

        The article says matcha tea is caffeine free..however in this reply you say ‘due to caffeine content’…hmm..so does it contains caffeine or not?

  4. Agnas says:

    Hi im from malaysia, kindly assist me where can i buy this tea please…thank you so much

  5. pratibha says:

    from where we buy this tea…

  6. Tersia Lambrechts says:

    I live in Kempton Park Gauteng where can I buy the tea

  7. sidiqa says:

    I live in daresalaam.where can I get this matcha tea?that is east africa.tanzania.

  8. Vannett May-Ricketts says:

    Is the tea available in Jamaica. West Indies?

  9. rubelyn says:

    hi, im from philippines.
    where i can buy matcha tea here and how much it cost???

  10. Dr. Rajani Sodera says:

    I want to buy this Matcha green tea. I am in India
    please guide.
    Mobile no- 9031097998

  11. hemant Dhanani says:

    Where can I get this matcha green tea in India

  12. Donna says:

    What are the best ways to drink it? Need new ideals

  13. Matcha says:

    You can always get quality cooking grade matcha on amazon

  14. Jessie shepherd says:

    I live in Cornwall Ontario Canada,I buy it at a general groceries store or do I have to buy it on online. We do not have a health store here

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Jessie, you don’t have to buy matcha tea online. Matcha tea is often hard to get and most supermarkets don’t stock it. If you don’t have a health store in your area and cannot get it somewhere else, you can try online.

    • donna says:

      Hi Jessie im in Toronto if you need to get it contact me i can send it for you..

  15. Kris says:

    What are your thoughts on the matcha powder that Starbucks uses? Can you also describe the flavor profile and texture? I want to give it a try – but have been hesitant. Thank you for the nice article.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Kris, I’m not sure about the powder that Starbucks use as I don’t buy there. It’s also hard to describe flavor as it is very individual. It may take a while for some people to get used to the taste. Quality matcha should be bright green with fresh and vegetal scent. Inferior matcha tastes unpleasantly bitter unlike a quality matcha. Best to buy a small quantity and try.

  16. Virginia o.wu says:

    Japan n hongkong supermarket u can many kinds matcha powder or green tea bags

  17. Estwan says:

    Am in kenya where would i buy the matcha tea.?

  18. Nadia says:

    I’m in USA for moment where I can get matcha tea

  19. olakunle oladeji says:

    am in nigeria, where can i purchase the tea in nigeria?

  20. Hasibuzzaman says:

    Excellent. I live in Bangladesh. Is this Matcha tea available in Bangladesh?
    I heard about the goodness of large leaf from special plant at Okinaya island. Please advice.

  21. Anukrati bhardwaj says:

    I want to get this Japanese pack of green tea. How can I get it..!!

  22. Mangesh Paikine says:

    I live in Nagpur Maharashtra India. Where I will get this tea.

  23. Emmanuel says:

    i ‘ve been reading a lot about matcha tea online… How do I get one??? Am in Accra- Ghana
    my next question is.. What of hepatitis B too?

  24. lbiyemi says:

    what of Nigeria, where can I get it and if I want to buy online how do I go about it?. Tanx.

  25. Yvonne says:

    My concern is the fact this product is from China .. and they are a known heavy user of pesticides .. do we know that their green tea / matcha tea is not heavily doused with pesticides?

  26. joy says:

    Where can I get this tea in Nigeria. I live in Port Harcourt.

  27. Jack says:

    For those interested, I’ve found a company in the UK that sells premium matcha. I’ve found premium matcha to be a little more expensive but it’s much better tasting that other types of ceremonial matcha I’ve tried (www.ochamatcha.co.uk)

  28. Joanne says:

    I have been drinking Matcha everyday for 2 1/2 years and never get a cold or flu..coincidence maybe, but I have been around a lot of sick people and really believe in Matcha. I choose Starbucks because it is easy. Try a Grande Green Tea Latte, with no syrup (no sugar) and ask for 6 scoops of Matcha. So amazing and healthy. Starbucks Matcha has sugar already in it, so make sure they dont at the syrup also because then it is way too sweet.

  29. Hamid Khan says:

    I live in Karachi Pakistan. Where I will get this tea.

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