Matcha tea: the thousand benefits, uses and where to find Japanese green tea

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The fantastic properties of matcha tea, the king of green teas that would contain 137 times more antioxidants than traditional green teas

The fantastic properties of matcha tea, the king of green teas that would contain 137 times more antioxidants than traditional green teas





Il matcha teathe Japanese green tea, has properties antioxidants higher than those of any other green tea. Recent studies have indeed shown that matcha tea leaves would contain 137 times higher the antioxidant content of normal green tea, polyphenols and various amino acids, which reduce physical and psychological stress, and glutamic acid which acts on the central nervous system.

He matched you is a variety of green tea that Japanese growers grow a shelter from the sun and whose leaves are harvested by hand and then transformed into dust through the use of stone mills. Thanks to this process, matcha tea - very precious - comes in a very fine and fragrant powder with an intense emerald green color and is particularly rich in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and carotene.

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Properties and benefits of matcha tea

This powder is obtained from the leaves - entirely present in the drink and in the powder - of the best quality of Gyokuro crumbled in special crushers. The method of preparation of matcha tea - by suspension and not by infusion (the powder, in fact, is combined with the water in a large bowl) - gives it a higher 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 favors a state of alert attention. Like the Buddhist monks who used it during meditation, then, a little matcha tea will keep you awake, but be careful if you are particularly sensitive to caffeine!

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Matcha tea stands for antioxidants: it contains Matcha 70 mg per gram of catechins, a much higher quantity than that contained in green tea bags. It is therefore excellent anti-aging remedy, draining e detoxifying and not only that: matcha tea also turns out to be a remedy for prevent sunburn and able to protect our skin from 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.



Digestion

It calms the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines and is useful in treatment of diseases of nervous or inflammatory origin affecting the digestive system. In addition, it is an effective remedy for gastric hyperacidity and protects the liver.

Weight loss diets

Matcha tea is able to reduce the feeling of hunger, so it can be used in low-calorie diets, also thanks to its diuretic effect which helps in weight loss.

Finally, matcha would be able to prevent heart attacks or strokes, keep diabetes and hypertension at bay and reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Controindicazioni

Obviously, matcha tea cannot be abused either. Tea contains a lot of caffeine and polyphenols, and drinking too much or too much of them could cause tremors and palpitations or indigestion. Also make sure that the tea does not interfere with any medications or supplements you are already taking. Some components of the tea could interact with certain substances.

Where it is

The best matcha, only in powder form and of the finest quality, comes from the Uji Tawara region, which appears to have the optimal soil and climatic conditions for growing tea. It can be found in herbalist's shops, natural food stores or easily online.


Choose the Organic Grade 1 Matcha for which only the first shoots are used, while in the cheaper matcha (from grade 2 onwards) there are also mixed leaves of the second and third harvest.


Matcha is also used as natural food coloring, as a spice, in the preparation of traditional Japanese sweets and chocolates and biscuits.

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