Matcha Health Benefits
What does matcha have in common with avocados, kale, and salmon? Along with several other types of green tea, matcha is known as a “superfood”, providing health benefits that make it a staple of any healthy diet.
Matcha’s superior health benefits is a major contributor to its pop culture success. The combination of antioxidants, detoxification, and energy boosters available in each cup makes it on of the most comprehensive and healthy tea available. The powerful antioxidants found in matcha surpass almost all other antioxidant-rich foods such as berries and dark chocolate.
We’re about to throw a lil’ science at you, so bear with us, it’ll be worth it.
A majority of these antioxidants are cachetin polyphenols, one of the most potent antioxidants found in plants. Cachetins have been found to protect against many forms of cancer, prevent heart disease, and lower cholesterol counts. The most prominent cachetin found in matcha is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Don’t be intimidated by the big word, it’s just a fancy way to say major health booster. The concentration of EGCGs in matcha is approximately five times the amount found in traditional green teas.
Matcha tea also provides strong detoxification from its high count of chlorophyll, offering five times the amount of chlorophyll than a regular cup of green tea. The antioxidants found in chlorophyll assist the immune system in forming strong molecular bonds with chemicals that cause oxidative diseases such as liver damage and blood cell complications. These bonds help the immune system to keep these chemicals in check and reduce their effects.
If you’re still with us after all that, good for you. What we’re really try to say is that matcha is really really good for you. With a Free Your Tea subscription, you’ll get to try all kinds of new and exciting teas– beginning with Matcha. Use code MATCHA at checkout when you purchase a subscription and we’ll be sure to send you some in your first shipment. If you’re already a member and interested in receiving matcha in your next shipment, drop us a note.