Know more about matcha tea!

Matcha tea is getting very popular in past few days because of its health benefits!

Matcha or maccha is a very fine green tea powder. It is basically an organic green tea which was used as a part of Japanese tea ceremony for many years. Buddhist monks believed that this a wonderful tea which enhances metabolism and makes you feel better and also increases your concentration power.

Matcha is a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin B complex.

Health benefits of matcha tea are as follows:-

(1) It strengthens your immune system

  • It is a good source of antioxidants which helps in building up your immunity.
  • It is a good source of polyphenols.
  • It has a very high amount of EGCG- Epigallocatechin gallate in tea which is a type of catechin.
  • It reduces the antioxidant stress.

(2) It helps in controlling the blood glucose levels

  • It improves insulin resistance.
  • It protects the liver from getting damaged because of high glucose levels
  • It protects the kidney from getting damaged because of high glucose levels

(3) It helps in maintaining cardiovascular health

  • EGCG- Epigallocatechin gallate which is present in matcha leaves helps in maintaining cardiac health.
  • It helps in lowering the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in the body.

(4) It increases the energy levels in the body

  • This is different from usual green tea. The antioxidants present in the tea helps in giving an adrenaline rush!
  • This is an excellent pre-workout supplement composition

(5) It increases alertness and gives your mind a soothing feeling

  • It has calming effect
  • There is a unique amino acid which is present in matcha green tea which helps in boosting the alpha waves in the brain.
  • These alpha waves help in giving relaxing effect
  • This helped Buddhist monks meditate well and it increased their concentration
  • Theanine, a unique amino acid provides alerting effect.

(6) It helps in boosting immunity

  • It helps you fight against infections bacterial, fungal and viral.
  • It works in a very effective way against herpes, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Candida yeast.
  • Herpes is a reactivation of chicken pox. It can be prevented through vaccination but it is usually very painful.

(7) It helps in protecting the body against HIV virus

  • It protects the body from HIV virus which can cause AIDS
  • If your body hit by HIV virus, consumption of matcha tea will protect the brain against it.

(8) It helps in maintaining gastrointestinal health

  • It helps in releasing constipation.
  • A fecal formation is accelerated.
  • It protects the stomach against toxins.

Precautions before using matcha tea:-

  • Caffeine in matcha green tea might cause allergic reactions
  • Excess consumption might cause diarrhea, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • It has various drug interactions. Please ask your doctor before consuming this tea.
  • For using it therapeutically, always consult your general practitioner for your dosage.
  • There are no researches done on the consumption of matcha tea during pregnancy and lactation. Ask your doctor before consuming it.
  • It is an overall excellent form of green tea which can be consumed by the healthy population!
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Dr. Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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