Matcha Tea is well known for its high antioxidant content. It contains a large amount of polyphenols, amino acids, flavonoids and vitamin C. Its caffeine content also boosts its antioxidant effect as well as provide energy focus & cognitive enhancement.
Why do we need antioxidants?
During times of stress, such as with environmental pollution, unhealthy diets and infections from bacteria or viruses our body’s cells produce a reactive oxygen species that leads to oxidative stress. This can damage our cells DNA and lead to serious diseases “[..]such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, neoplastic disease, neurodegenerative diseases or the ageing of the organism.” (1).
Antioxidants fight the oxidative stress in the body achieving balance and thus have a protective effect against all those diseases.
Due to the antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory function, stimulating immunological and detoxification processes, the consumption of green tea is associated with a reduced risk of circulatory system illnesses and cancers by delaying the occurrence of factors associated with the progression of those illnesses.(2)
Matcha Tea is a very powerful antioxidant that can offer numerous physical and mental health benefits. Luckily Matcha Tea is such a versatile ingredient and can be used to create delicious recipes for drinks, sweets and savoury dishes.
What do you think? Will you give matcha tea a try?
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