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An Overview of the Therapeutic benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Health Benefits of Matcha

Here is a brief overview of some of the therapeutic benefits of Matcha green tea.

Longevity

Japanese researchers have found that green tea consumption can lead to lower mortality rates in humans. Following over 40,000 subjects aged 40-79 over 11 years, they discovered a significantly lower risk of death from all causes among those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea. 

Heart Disease

A good deal of research has been done showing that drinking green tea can protect against heart disease; among which would be:  vasculoprotective, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and cholestorol-lowering.  Green tea may prevent strokes, and EGCG has been shown to protect brain cells from the destructive processes following a stroke.  Matcha is also known to help reduce cholesterol levels.

Diabetes

Recent evidence suggests that drinking green tea can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes! People who drink 6 cups or more of green tea a day are less likely to develop diabetes than those who drink just one cup.  Read our testimonial below from one of our customers:

Improved Memory

Japanese researchers have shown that drinking green tea helps maintain cognitive ability and may improve memory. It is thought that the EGCG in green tea helps to neutralize harmful free radicals that cause damage in the brain.

Helps to minimize neurological conditions

Due to the wide-ranging effects of its polyphenols, green tea is being studied for its benefits on neurodegenerative conditions. Researchers in Haifa, Israel working with animal models have found thatMatcha, due to its high EGCG levels, help to prevent the brain cells from dyingIt also appears as though the polyphenol may even rescue the neurons once they have been damaged, to help them repair”.

Lowers Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Green tea lowers blood pressure and prevents hypertension by increasing the production of nitric oxide, which dilates the arteries and reduces blood pressure. Researchers have found that over the course of a year of consuming Matcha green tea, that the risk of high blood pressure was lower by 46% among those drinking between 0.5 to 2.5 cups a day and 65% lower among those consuming over 2.5 cups per day!

Prevents Tooth Decay!

Here is an unexpected benefit of Matcha Green tea.  It is a proven remedy to prevent tooth decay, for it kills the bacteria that cause dental plaque and halitosis and increases the acid resistance of tooth enamel. A cup of Matcha brings mental concentration, emotional stability, composure of mind, and physical well being.  Truly the ultimate superfood drink.

Matcha Health Benefits

The amount of studies on the health benefits of green tea consumption has exploded in recent years. Green tea is proving to be effective against a wide range of illnesses and physical conditions. Eisai, the monk, who brought Matcha green tea to Japan (circa 1200a.d.), said that it was “the elixir of the immortals".

Please read the various articles provided to learn more about the health benefits including…

·      Matcha tea is approximately 10X stronger than regular brewed green tea, and so it has extremely powerful therapeutic effects on the body.

·      Matcha contains over 70 times the anti-oxidants of fresh orange juice, and over 9 times the beta carotene of spinach.

·       Matcha also contains high amounts of L-Theanines—a unique set of natural amino acids found almost exclusively in Matcha, known to reduce stress and anxiety, heightens the concentration to help provide increased mental clarity and focus

·       With virtually zero calories, this makes Matcha the ultimate "energy drink"—without any of the side effects found in the highly sugared, over-caffeinated beverages sold in stores today.

·       When drinking Matcha or enjoying a food or beverage made from Matcha - you consume the entire tea leaf. Matcha drinkers receive the full nutrition benefits of the whole tea leaf and will enjoy the high concentration of green tea antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Are all powdered green teas created equal?

No…..Not at all.

Their history parallels each other, for one is a derivative of the other; but that is where the similarity ends.

Although Matcha Green Tea has been around for well over 800 years, it is only now beginning to be recognized within the health community as a superfood that surpasses virtually every other anti-oxidant superfood today. Matcha’s roots go back to ancient China when it was used medicinally. However, as Matcha came to the mainland of Japan over 800 years ago, it grew into a traditional ceremonial beverage loved and revered by the Japanese. The nutritional benefits are truly off-the-charts.  Read more

Matcha – the Unknown Superfood

The Ancient Superfood

Although Matcha Green Tea has been around for well over 800 years, it is only now beginning to be recognized within the health community as a superfood that surpasses virtually every other anti-oxidant superfood today.  Matcha’s roots go back to ancient China when it was used medicinally.  However, as Matcha came to the mainland of Japan over 800 years ago, it grew into a traditional ceremonial beverage loved and revered by the Japanese.

Why Organic?

With our ever-changing environment, the issue of food quality has become of paramount importance.  The soil we have today has been so depleted by over-farming and the use of insecticides and pesticides, that you cannot compare the quality of our soil or food - as little as 20 years ago - with what we have today.  Read more

 

Preparing & Storing Matcha

Matcha tea is extremely sensitive to light and heat. The delicate, young tea leaves are dried & ground as soon as they are picked in Japan. Once ground, this fresh Matcha tea powder is sealed & stored. Once you open your Matcha and expose it to light/air/heat, the Matcha tea powder will begin to oxidize, so we suggest keeping your Matcha in the refrigerator.  Read more