Matcha

Over a thousand years ago, Matcha arrived in Japan as an aid to the meditation practice of monks who needed to sit calmly for long periods of time. But many years before that, Matcha can be traced back to the Tang dynasty in China. Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially processed green tea leaves. The health benefits of Matcha are incredibly impressive; it’s jam packed with antioxidants, nutrients, fibres, chlorophyll and minerals. Among its wealth of benefits to humans are the following:

 

  • Contains powerful EGCg antioxidant

  • Metabolism booster

  • The green tea catechins lower cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol

  • Lowers blood sugar

  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium

  • Enhances mood and aids concentration

  • Natural detoxifier

 

Why are antioxidants so important?

Antioxidants are our bodies defense agents. They are vital chemicals that prevent aging, chronic diseases and other elements that impact our overall health. The more antioxidants you have, the better equipped your body is at fighting against infections and diseases.