The benefits of drinking MATCHA green tea on health were already known and known since the 12th century. in Japan, when the famous Japanese Zen monk Eisai Myōan (1141 – 1215) discovered powdered green tea leaves during a Zen Buddhist study and meditation journey.
I spend a lot of his life writing books on the health benefits of matcha green tea.
His book Kissa Yojoki or “drinking tea for health” was first published in 1211 and was the first tea book published in Japan.
Already in the first paragraph we read: “Tea is the ultimate medical and mental remedy and has the ability to make life fuller and more complete” (Eisai Myōan).
A cup of MATCHA ceremonial green tea, due to its unique nutritional characteristics, corresponds to the equivalent of as many as 10 cups of green tea.
Ceremonial MATCHA green tea, with a very fine powder appearance, has the virtue of being 137 times richer in natural antioxidants than any other type of tea.
It is also known that MATCHA Japanese green tea helps increase metabolism and burn calories at the same time (Matcha is often found in natural weight loss supplements).
It is also a natural detoxifier presenting all the characteristics and benefits of DETOX foods, thus contributing to the elimination of toxic substances in the body.
This is a natural food, rich in chlorophyll, fiber and vitamins and helps significantly to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
INCREASE THE ENERGETIC LEVEL
IMPROVE THE MOOD
NATURAL REMEDY AGAINST DISEASES
INCREASE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
LOWER THE CHOLESTEROL
IMPROVE THE SKIN
INCREASE THE CONCENTRATION
Like all green teas, even MATCHA, contains caffeine as well as an important amino acid, or L-theanine.
The combination of these two substances, through a slow and constant process of release of energy to the body, promotes and improves concentration for many hours after its intake.
It has also been shown that prolonged intake of MATCHA green tea improves mood.
MATCHA Japanese green tea also has the ability to relax the body, thanks to the presence of selenium, magnesium and beta carotene.
The extraordinary and exclusive qualities of MATCHA green tea should also be sought after and motivated in the high presence of a vegetable nutritional compound, the CATECHINE.
Specifically, this substance is known by the chemical abbreviation of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate).
Furthermore, MATCHA green tea contains 30 – 40% of catechins compared to a smaller quantity of 3 – 10% present in black tea.
The copious presence of catechins, in MATCHA green tea, would also promote heart health (lowering blood pressure and cholesterol), diabetes (improved blood glucose control) and bones (improving bone formation).