OMG TEA Organic Matcha Green Tea
Reasons to Become a Matcha Convert.
Matcha is Very High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the amazing nutrients and enzymes that are essential for fighting life threatening diseases; the negative effects of UV radiation which in turn gives us younger-looking skin and all other age related decline. They are something that the health-conscious seek from foods such as raw fruits, green veggies, not forgetting dark chocolate. ORAC measures the potency of antioxidants found in food and beverages. Matcha offers a stunning high level of ORAC units: With 1573 units it surpasses all natural antioxidant rich food known so far.
Matcha is Packed with Catechin, EGCg
Not all antioxidants are the same and green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. These catechins are the most potent and beneficial of all the antioxidants and more specifically one called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) which happens to make up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea is recognised for its cancer fighting properties. Scientists have found that Japanese Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea.Laboratory studies suggest that EGCG works at the cellular level to fight various cancers, including cancer of the breast (1,2) pancreas (3) mouth (4) colon (5) and prostate (6, 7)
Matcha Burns Calories
Matcha green tea has unique thermogenic properties that promotes increased fat oxidation according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study reported that consuming matcha green tea increased thermogenesis, the rate at which our bodies burn calories, from 10% to 40% of daily energy use. Meaning drinking matcha has the potential to increase your body’s ability to burn fat and calories by 4!!! Another study found that drinking matcha before exercise increased the body’s fat burning potential by 25%. Matcha increases your metabolism enabling you to burn more calories without the negative side effects of lots of diet supplements currently on the market. Matcha causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
Matcha Detoxifies the Body
Another great benefit of Matcha is that it helps to detoxify the body. This is due to its chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll helps plants turn sunlight into food but it also removes heavy elements and harmful chemicals from our bodies. Matcha is particularly rich with chlorophyll as it’s covered whilst it is growing which causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll and amino acid production making it much more powerful than tea. It also fortifies the Immune System.
Matcha Calms the Mind
For over 800 years Japanese Matcha Green Tea has been used by Zen Buddhist monks to enhance their meditation enabling them to relax their minds but still remain energised. This is due to the amino acid L-Theanine contained in the Macha leaves. L-Theanine boosts alpha waves (the brain waves present in deep relaxation) and promotes alert relaxation. L-Theanine has had significant clinical results for not only naturally calming the brain but focusing it too.
Matcha Improves Concentration and Memory
L-Theanine increases the production of the two chemicals dopamine and serotonin which in turn serve to enhance mood, promote better concentration and improve memory.
Matcha Boosts Energy Levels and Extends Endurance
Matcha Green Tea contains 30mg – 40mg of caffeine which is much less than in a cup of coffee which will contain as much as 200mg, however, when you drink matcha you will experience a very clean boost of energy that can last 3-6 hours. This clean energy boost means no jitters, no anxiety and no crash. This is due to the minimal amount of caffeine mixed with incredibly potent antioxidants which will keep you calm, focussed, and energized for hours.
Matcha Improves Cholesterol
Studies have shown that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Also men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t.
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- Thangapazham RL, Passi N, Maheshwari RK. Green tea polyphenol and epigallocatechin gallate induce apoptosis and Inhibit Invasion in human breast cancer cells. Cancer Biol Ther. 2007 Sep 1;6(12).
- Shankar S, Ganapathy S, Hingorani SR, Srivastava RK. EGCG inhibits growth, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis of pancreatic cancer. Front Biosci. 2008;13:440-52.
- Ho YC, Yang SF, Peng CY, Chou MY, Chang YC. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits the invasion of human oral cancer cells and decreases the productions of matrix metalloproteinases and urokinase-plasminogen activator. J Oral Pathol Med. 2007 Nov;36(10):588-93.
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