Where the secret lies
Thanks for the latest research we not only know the components and active ingredients of Matcha. We fully understand its wide-ranging benefits on our health!
Let's see the Health Benefits!
1. Reduces stress and anxiety
2. Increases fat burning, helps gut regulation, relieves constipation
Matcha has a good effect on your intestinal flora, the overall composition and balance of which is highly related to health. Matcha contains about 30% insoluble dietary fiber, which can relieve or prevent constipation. It also contains about 6% soluble dietary fiber, which delays glucose absorption.
3. Improves skin, slows down aging, protects the eyes
One recently proven fact about matcha is that it also affects sympathetic nervous system function, which is closely related to the condition of our skin. Matcha consumption increases blood flow, strengthens the skin's barrier function that prevents moisture evaporation, and thus helps keep the skin hydrated. This effect of matcha proved to be especially strong when prepared with a bamboo whisk (chasen)!
4. Strengthens the immune system and helps in detoxification
The catechins in green tea reduce oxidative stress, suppressing its harmful effects on immune cells and thus preventing the weakening of immune functions.
One type of catechins in green tea (EGCG) has recently been proven to be not only antioxidant but also antibacterial and antiviral. This is especially true when the tea is not too hot, i.e. prepared with water of about 80 ℃ or less.
Matcha can also help protect liver health, which is key in “flushing” out toxins, drug metabolism, and nutrient processing.
5. Matcha may inhibit the development of cancer cells, and lower cholesterol
It has long been known that green tea contains large amounts of natural antioxidants, nominally catechins belonging to the group of polyphenols. Matcha contains an exceptionally large amount, almost 30%.
Catechins help stabilize compounds called free radicals that can damage cells and lead to chronic diseases, so they can play a big role in preventing certain cancers (including prostate and breast cancer, which are among the most common types of cancer).
Regular consumption of green tea has also been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and can therefore help prevent cerebrovascular disease (stroke, brain hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm) and heart disease. Thanks to its active ingredients, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease can be reduced by up to 30%.