Drinking green tea has countless health benefits, backed by extensive research and we will be going into more details on these in our blog, for now let’s look at the top 5:
The combination of naturally occurring amino acids plus small amounts of caffeine tend to give an instant boost to personal energy levels. The stimulative effects of a cup of matcha can last for at least two hours for most people and up to six hours for others.
Improves Cognitive Abilities:
Regular matcha drinkers have reported clearer and quicker thinking, improved memory for things like names and numbers, increased alertness and awareness, elevated moods, “calm euphoria,” and improved concentrative abilities for studying, working, or driving.
A recent study concluded that drinking matcha everyday greatly enhanced the overall response of the immune system. The exceedingly high levels of antioxidants in matcha mainly take the form of polyphenols, catechins, and flavonoids, each of which aids the body’s defense in its daily struggles against free radicals that come from the pollution in your air, water and foods. On a practical level this can mean fewer colds.
Matcha has insanely high amounts of a specific amino acid called L-theanine, which has strong associations with the production of alpha waves in the brain. When L-theanine is absorbed into the bloodstream, dopamine and serotonin levels tend to rise, which often produce alpha waves, which often produce feelings of well-being, general happiness, relaxation, and alertness.
Helps with Weight Loss:
Several key studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that quality matcha has thermogenic properties (thermogenesis is the rate at which the human body burns calories), and that exercising immediately after drinking matcha resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise.