Matcha tea, or Japanese green tea, has higher antioxidant properties than any other green tea. Recent studies have shown that matcha tea leaves contain 137 times the content of antioxidants of normal green tea, polyphenols and various amino acids, which reduce physical and psychological stress, and glutamic acid acting on the central nervous system.
Matcha tea is a variety of green tea that Japanese growers keep shelter from the sun and whose leaves are hand-picked and then turned into dust through the use of stone mills. Precisely thanks to this work, the matcha - very precious - comes in very fine and fragrant powder of an intense emerald green color and is particularly rich in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and carotene.
Properties and Benefits
This powder is obtained from the leaves - entirely present in the beverage and powder - of the best quality of Gyokuro crushed in special mills. How to prepare tea for matcha - for suspension and not for infusion (powder, in fact, is joined in a large water bowl) - gives it more concentration of substances than the usual infusion.
In particular, matcha tea is rich in vitamins B1, B2 and C, beta-carotene, mineral salts, polyphenols and caffeine, which promotes a state of alert attention. Like the Buddhist monks who used it during meditation, then a little matcha tea will keep you awake awake, but beware if you are particularly sensitive to caffeine!
Matcha tea is synonymous with antioxidants: Matcha contains 70 mg per gram of catechins, much higher than that contained in green tea. It is therefore an excellent anti-aging, draining and detoxifying remedy and not only: Matcha tea is also a remedy to prevent sunburn and can protect our skin against possible damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Its protective action would be due to the high content of polyphenols present in the leaves from which the powder is obtained.
Calm the stomach and intestine mucous membranes and is useful in the treatment of inflammatory or inflammatory diseases affecting the digestive tract. In addition, it is an effective remedy against gastric hyperacidity and protects the liver.
Matcha tea can reduce the feeling of hunger, so it can be used in low calorie dietary regimes, also thanks to its diuretic effect that helps in weight loss.
Finally, matcha would be able to prevent infarction or apoplectic stroke, keep diabetes and hypertension low and reduce cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
Of course, even matcha tea cannot be abused. Tea contains a lot of caffeine and polyphenols and it is too much or too concentrated to cause tremors and palpitations or indigestion. Also make sure that tea does not interfere with the medicines or supplements that you are already taking. Some tea components may interact with certain substances.