HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA

There are few superfoods out there that both taste amazing AND boast a bounty of health benefits like matcha! Scroll below to explore the amazing health benefits of this super green powder :)

THE ULTIMATE ANTIOXIDANTS

Matcha/green tea contains one of nature's most powerful antioxidants called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG, along with other super-compounds (such as L-theanine), are responsible for matcha/green tea's many amazing health benefits. Matcha, however, provides heaps more antioxidants and health-boosting compounds than regular brewed green tea (up to 137x antioxidants). This is due to the way matcha is processed and the fact that we consume the matcha powder itself rather than just the brewed tea water.

ANTI-DIABETIC

Matcha/green tea has been well researched its anti-diabetic effect. Matcha/green tea antioxidants have been shown to help reduce blood sugar level by acting like insulin and enhancing the sugar-controlling effect of insulin.

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE & CHOLESTEROL

Numerous studies have shown that consuming matcha/green tea antioxidants reduces low density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood. LDL is known as bad cholesterol, a main cause of many heart diseases. Moreover, matcha/green tea antioxidants have also been shown to lower blood pressure by lowering blood cholesterol, blood sugar level and body fats.

HELPS WITH WEIGHT CONTROL

Studies have shown that matcha/green tea oxidants are able to reduce body fats by helping the body to metabolise them better.

INCREASES BONE DENSITY

Consuming matcha/green tea antioxidants have been shown to help increase bone mineral density as well as support growth and proliferation of bone cells.

REDUCES STRESS & ANXIETY,
IMPROVES FOCUS

Matcha contains high level of the amino acid L-theanine, which, at certain dosages (and in combination with caffeine in the green tea), have been shown to have calmative effect on the brain while increasing its focus and alertness. L-theanine has also been shown to be especially effective in reducing stress and anxiety in people who have been exposed to stressful conditions.

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RESEARCH REFERENCES

ANTI-DIABETIC EFFECT OF MATCHA

Park, J. H., Bae, J. H., Im, S. S., & Song, D. K. (2014). Green tea and type 2 diabetes. Integrative medicine research, 3(1), 4–10.

Kim, H. M., & Kim, J. (2013). The effects of green tea on obesity and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & metabolism journal, 37(3), 173–175.

Meng, J. M., Cao, S. Y., Wei, X. L., Gan, R. Y., Wang, Y. F., Cai, S. X., … Li, H. B. (2019). Effects and Mechanisms of Tea for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Complications: An Updated Review. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 8(6), 170.

Yang, J., Mao, Q. X., Xu, H. X., Ma, X., & Zeng, C. Y. (2014). Tea consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis update. BMJ open, 4(7), e005632.

Kao YH, Chang HH, Lee MJ, Chen CL: Tea, obesity, and diabetes. Mol Nutr
Food Res 2006, 50(2):188-210.

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING EFFECT OF MATCHA

Xin-Xin Zheng, Yan-Lu Xu, Shao-Hua Li, Xu-Xia Liu, Rutai Hui, Xiao-Hong Huang, Green tea intake lowers fasting serum total and LDL cholesterol in adults: a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 94, Issue 2, August 2011, Pages 601–610

Igarashi, Y., Obara, T., Ishikuro, M., Matsubara, H., Shigihara, M., Metoki, H., … Kuriyama, S. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of the effects of consumption of 'Yabukita' or 'Benifuuki' encapsulated tea-powder on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and body weight. Food & nutrition research, 61(1), 1334484.

BLOOD PRESSURE-LOWERING EFFECT OF MATCHA

Peng, X., Zhou, R., Wang, B., Yu, X., Yang, X., Liu, K., & Mi, M. (2014). Effect of green tea consumption on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials. Scientific reports, 4, 6251.

Li, D., Wang, R., Huang, J., Cai, Q., Yang, C. S., Wan, X., & Xie, Z. (2019). Effects and Mechanisms of Tea Regulating Blood Pressure: Evidences and Promises. Nutrients, 11(5), 1115.

FAT METABOLISM EFFECT OF MATCHA

Kao YH, Chang HH, Lee MJ, Chen CL: Tea, obesity, and diabetes. Mol Nutr
Food Res 2006, 50(2):188-210.

Boschmann M, Thielecke F: The effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate on
thermogenesis and fat oxidation in obese men: a pilot study. J Am Coll
Nutr 2007, 26(4):389S-395S.

Gahreman, D., Wang, R., Boutcher, Y., & Boutcher, S. (2015). Green Tea, Intermittent Sprinting Exercise, and Fat Oxidation. Nutrients, 7(7), 5646–5663. doi:10.3390/nu7075245

MATCHA & BONE DENSITY

Muraki S, Yamamoto S, Ishibashi H, Horiuchi T, Hosoi T, Suzuki T, Orimo H,
Nakamura K: Green tea drinking is associated with increased bone
mineral density. J Bone Miner Res 2003, 18:S241.

Park H, Ko S, Kim J, Kim S: Effects of green tea extracts and polyphenols
on the proliferation and activity of bone cells. J Bone Miner Res 2003, 18:
S342.

MATCHA & IT'S EFFECT ON MOOD, STRESS AND MENTAL ALERTNESS

Mancini, Edele & Beglinger, Christoph & Drewe, Juergen & Zanchi, Davide & Lang, Undine & Borgwardt, Stefan. (2017). Green tea effects on cognition, mood and human brain function: A systematic review. Phytomedicine. 34. 10.1016.

Christina Dietz and Matthijs Dekker, “Effect of Green Tea Phytochemicals on Mood and Cognition”, Current Pharmaceutical Design (2017) 23: 2876.

T. Giesbrecht, J.A. Rycroft, M.J. Rowson & E.A. De Bruin (2010) The combination of L-theanine and caffeine improves cognitive performance and increases subjective alertness, Nutritional Neuroscience, 13:6, 283-290.

Unno, K., Furushima, D., Hamamoto, S., Iguchi, K., Yamada, H., Morita, A., … Nakamura, Y. (2018). Stress-Reducing Function of Matcha Green Tea in Animal Experiments and Clinical Trials. Nutrients, 10(10), 1468.

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