Matcha Tea Powder contains a variety of active ingredients beneficial to our physical and mental health, such as tea catechins, lutein and vitamin K. It is
also known that these ingredients have great benefits on cognitive functions for healthy adults and the elderly.
Matcha has been proven to have several health benefits. One of which is the ability to boost cognitive function. Just a cup per day can significantly improve alertness, reflexes, energy levels, memory, performance and focus while at the same time promote relaxation and stress relief.
Matcha is characterised as a “nootropic” substance which means that it is a substance that can improve mental performance.
There are 5 characteristics that matcha has, which classify it as a “nootropic” substance.
It can enhance learning and memory
It can make the mind harder to disrupt
It can protect the brain against both physical and chemical damage
It can improve the efficiency of brain control mechanisms
It doesn’t possess any side effects or toxicity
The main compounds that offer this brain function boost in matcha are: Caffeine, L-Theanine and EGCG.
Matcha is truly a superfood and you should take full advantage of its health and performance benefits! As a bonus its delicious and so varsity as you can use it in various sweet and savoury recipes!
What do you think? Will you give matcha a try?
Check out the recipe for healthy matcha panna cotta here and our article on the 11 health benefits of Matcha here
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