The powerful antioxidant effects of Matcha Tea

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.

Studies have shown that consuming matcha tea daily can have a greatly positive impact on your health as well as provide you with energy, alertness and focus.


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)


Conclusion:


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.


Check out our instagram page for inspiration: @koyochatea and the recipes on our website.


What do you think? Will you give matcha tea a try?


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