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The Amazing Benefits of Matcha

Matcha green tea has been a long-standing tradition in the Japanese culture. However, nowadays it is becoming more and more popular in other countries all around the world. Matcha is the newest trend, but what is this superfood?

Matcha is a tea that consist of the highest quality green tea available. Unlike the tea we usually drink, matcha does not consist of loose leaves. Matcha tea is made from the nutrient-rich young leaves.  This powder is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals that are great for your health. Here are the biggest advantages at a glance.

 

1. Loaded with antioxidants

One cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea! In other words, a mega dose of antioxidants in each sip. With matcha, the entire leaf is consumed, which provides you with amazing health benefits such as neutralize free radicals and prevent cell damage. The antioxidants also help with healthy looking skin. It is never too early to prevent skin aging!

2. Promotes weight loss

Matcha tea has virtually zero calories, and is a wonderful boost to your metabolism. For many, the daily dose of concentrated vitamins and minerals is exactly what they need to create the enzymes and changes to burn fat. unique compounds promote extended energy and improved blood flow to maximize workouts. Matcha has natural weight loss properties unlike diet supplements which contain many additives that are harmful for the body.

3. Detoxifies your body

Matcha green tea has high levels of chlorophyll, which gives plants that beautiful green color! This may help to flush toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals from your body.

4. Increase focus

Matcha powder contains L-theanine, which is the most concentrated natural amino-acid found in matcha green tea. This reaches deep into our health in ways other energy drinks or coffee cannot. It is suggested to improve sleep, focus, learning, anxiety symptoms and boost brain function! Matcha is a great alternative to coffee, but without the side-effects such as a “caffeine crash” or feeling jittery.  

5. May help prevent certain diseases

Matcha is a superfood that is full of Catechin and EGC8.  These catechins and EGC8 are very beneficial, as it is believed to have properties that can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, and a decline in cognitive (brain) function.

 

How to use Matcha Powder?

Matcha is super versatile! It can be used in almost any recipe from beverages to desserts. Think about matcha lattes, matcha pancakes or a matcha white chocolate cake.

This superfood adds a natural pop of color. It turns dishes into a gorgeous deep green color. Treat yourself to an upscale breakfast, with the pretty aesthetics but also all the amazing health benefits!

 

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Matcha pancakes