The high amount of antioxidants found in Matcha protect brain cells from free radicals that cause cell damage. This can reduce the development of brain diseases linked to brain cell damages, such as dementia and Alzeimer’s. Several studies even proposed that regular Matcha drinkers showed improvements in attention, reaction time and memory.
Matcha is a real antioxidant powerhouse (10x the amount of regular green tea) . It is packed with catechins - strong antioxidants that prevent cell damage. Matcha is especially high in EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is linked to cancer fighting properties.
In Japanese culture, Matcha has long been used to promote a long and healthy life. By drinking Matcha daily, the aging process can be slowed down as the high amounts of antioxidants found in Matcha prevent cell oxidation, inhibit DNA mutation, protect DNA from UV damage and even help restore damaged DNA.
Due to its high amounts of chlorophyll, Matcha acts as a fantastic detoxer, cleansing the body from harmful toxins. Being grown in the shade, the Matcha green tea plants need to produce high levels of chlorophyll to nurture themselves. This makes Matcha richer in chlorophyll than ordinary green tea, which is grown in the sun. Chlorophyll gives Matcha its distinct rich green color and is an indicator of its detoxifying properties.
Disclaimer: You’re fat won’t magically melt away just by sipping Matcha. Sorry. But almost. Matcha boosts metabolism through polyphenol catechins, helping your body burn more calories and tapping into your fat storage. Another way Matcha helps reducing fat is by inhibiting fat cells from forming in the first place, through the power combo of catechins and caffeine. Thirdly, caffeine in Matcha is released slow and steady due to the amino acid L-Theanine. This prolongs the increased energy level and your body is burning more fat.
EGCG, the catechin found in Matcha protects the DNA from harmful UV damage and slows down the aging process of the skin. Catechins act as a strong anti inflammatory that helps reduce redness, acne and other skin irritations. The detox properties of Chlorophyll are also helpful in promoting clear and glowy skin, as toxins can be eliminated that would otherwise exit through the skin, causing irritations.
Matcha boosts the immune system thanks to its high antioxidant content especially the powerful EGCG which reduces inflammation and fights pathogens.