This gives the leaves their characteristic intense green color and boosts their nutrient levels. Beneficial plant components such as Polyphemus,antioxidants, and beta-Carotene make this tea a true wonder beverage. Here are 7 great reasons to start reaching for match a more often.
1. Prevent cancer
In comparison to other types of tea, match a has nearly 100 times the amounts of Epigallocatechin gal late (EGCG), a substance that is believed to be cancer preventative.
2. Good for metabolism
Match a tea cranks up metabolism and fat burning in your body. If your dieting, match a tea can help support your efforts. Multiple studies have shown that drinking match a while increasing your daily activities and healthy eating can significantly boost your weight loss - up to four times!Match a is known among top athletes as a good source of energy.
3. Stay awake
Drinking match a tea offers your body a slow release of caffeine, which is quite different than coffee. Additionally, the tea contains L-Thea nine, which helps with concentration.
4. Improved complexion
The polyphenols in match a tea offer natural UV protection and protect your skin from premature signs of aging.
5. Improved immune system
The EGCG in match a encourages the production of regulatory T-cells, which can strengthen your immune system and protect you from illness.
6. Lower your cholesterol
Matcha tea helps lower overall cholesterol levels and can simultaneously help boost good cholesterol levels (HDL). Lower overall cholesterol is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
7. Manage diabetes
Matcha tea is a traditional method used in many countries to lower blood sugar levels. Studies show that match a can also help prevent type 1 diabetes and inhibits the advancement of diabetes generally.
If you've never tried matcha before, you should begin with around 1/4 teaspoon to start, eventually moving to 1 teaspoon of the powder.
To prepare a tea you'll need:
· a medium bowl
· a teaspoon
· a fine tea filter or sieve
· a small whisk
· matcha powder
· Heat 1 cup of water to around 170 degrees.
· Put the matcha powder in a separate bowl, using the sieve to avoid clumping.
· Pour about half of the water over the powder and mix with the whisk to for man even paste.
· Add the rest of the water, stir, and enjoy your matcha tea!
Doesn't sound too difficult - I'd say it's worth a try considering all of those benefits! I think I'll go for a cup of this "wonder tea" right now - or maybe two!