It has long been scientifically established that matcha has anti-aging properties and has been used for centuries in Japan and Asia as a medicinal drink.
The process of ageing is unavoidable, it can however be delayed by several environmental and habitual factors. A diet rich is fibre and antioxidants and regular exercise can greatly impact your health and help to delay the natural ageing process.
More specifically, the ageing process is accelerated through the production of free radicals in the body. Free radicals can alter fat molecules, proteins and your DNA which can lead to triggering a number of human diseases as well as accelerating ageing.
Matcha tea has 5 anti-aging properties:
Matcha tea has a high content of chlorophyll that can greatly aid in blood detoxification by helping to eliminate chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
Matcha has been proven to increase the human body’s ability to burn calories from 8-10% to 35-40%. Losing weight will not only help you look more youthful but will also boost your immune system and reduce the chances of getting diabetes and other metabolic diseases that accelerate ageing.
Stress can be a major factor in ageing as it has been shown to increase the production of free radicals in the body. Matcha contains high levels of l-theanine, a rare amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation, and the way your body reacts to stress.
Matcha is a really high source of antioxidants. Antioxidants directly attach free radicals, leading to a highly protective effect against DNA and cell damage.
Just one cup of matcha tea daily can protect your skin from damage because of the high concentration of antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent the collagen within your skin from being damaged by the toxins we are exposed to everyday from pollution and sunlight.
What do you think? Will you give matcha a try?
Check out the recipe for healthy matcha hummus here and our article on the 11 health benefits of Matcha here.
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