Earlier this week we went over what matcha tea was and how it was different than regular green tea. The reason for its massive popularity is the variety of unique health benefits it offers. Here are some of them:
🍵 Antioxidants - Since you use and consume the entire leaf, matcha is high in antioxidants that help reduce cell damage and prevent chronic disease.
🍵 Protects Liver - Animal studies have shown that matcha helped to prevent liver damage and decrease the risk of liver disease by reducing liver enzyme levels.
🍵 Brain Boost - Research has found that matcha caused improvements in memory, reaction time, and attention span.
🍵 Less Crash - A compound called L-theanine is found in matcha and alters the effects of caffeine by promoting alertness but without the usual crash after the boost wears off.
🍵 Lower Cholesterol - Matcha as well as green tea have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
🍵 Weight Loss - Matcha and green tea have been shown to boost metabolism and increase fat burning during exercise.