Green tea is regarded by many nutrition experts as one of the items on any top 10 list of super foods in terms of antioxidant quantity, health benefits or weight loss. In particular is the green tea powder called Matcha – which is made from stone ground natural green tea leaves grown in Japan.
But when you are looking for the very best in Matcha tea for reaping maximum health benefits and overall flavor, you need to choose a premium Matcha green tea powder. It needs to be one that has been shade grown, dried, grounded and stored the right way so it ends holding a lot more antioxidants and flavor than most other standard Matcha teas found in your local grocery stores.
One of those premium green tea companies that specialize in Matcha is Eco Heed. Their top 100% certified organic Matcha green tea powder product is called Eco Matcha. Their supplier in Kyoto, Japan has over 3 generations of history in Matcha tea production and has refined the process of retaining the full antioxidant properties as well as a full flavor/aroma.
Top health benefits of Matcha include:
- Naturally Detoxifies the Body
High levels of chlorophyll in Matcha Green Tea not only give this tea its beautiful vibrant green color but also make it a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
- High in Antioxidants
Matcha provides one of the highest level of antioxidants than any other food, up to 137 times more than brewed green tea – as rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method.
- Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
Scientists have found that Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea on the market.
- Enhances the Immune System
The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties, which promote overall health. Additionally, just one bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium.
- Enhances Calmness
The amino acid L-Theanine contained in the leaves of Matcha promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain, which induces relaxation.
- Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
The increased endurance from a bowl of Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours and because of the effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side effects of other stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension.
- Burns Calories
Drinking Matcha Green Tea has also been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average. Again, unlike many diet aides currently on the market, Matcha causes no negative side effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
- Improves Cholesterol
Researchers aren’t entirely certain how Matcha Green Tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have shown that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.
- Boosts Memory and Concentration
Another effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration – something that can benefit everyone
Eco Matcha by Eco Heed is now available on amazon.com
For more information about the many health benefits of Matcha Green Tea and free matcha recipes visit www.ecomatcha.com
This was written by Ryo Katayama Pranatio. His mother and I are friends from over 30 years ago. I met Ryo and his brother Gen when they were about 8 years old, when they visited us in Singapore from Australia. This is now his business! – gosh, where did the time go? As a student of Japanese Tea Ceremony, I love matcha. Please show your support and give this matcha a try, it’s so good for you! Thanks! Jenny