By, Lauren Kolacki
We are among a generation of trends; a new fad catches on and drives millennials wild.
Participating in the supportment of these crazes, results in a feeling of robust and prominence, however, not every fad is all it is cracked up to be. Auspiciously, we have found one with an ongoing list of benefits, Matcha tea. Matcha tea is a strain of green tea that is grown and produced in Japan. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun, increasing their chlorophyll content and proliferating its green color. The leaves are then ground into the powder known as Matcha. Contrary to other teas, matcha is not strained before production, therefore, you consume 100% of the leaf, which has the nutritional equivalence of ten cups of green tea. Matcha is considered an antioxidant powerhouse, in that it has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.
The combinations of certain compounds in Matcha is what triggers some of
these beneficial effects. Studies show the caffeine and catechin combination
activates your nervous system which stimulates your metabolism, therefore, it acts as a weight loss aid. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine improves alertness and production. The catechins in this product decrease oxidative stress, reduce platelet aggregation and halt the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, resulting in a decreased risk of atherosclerosis, hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, ischemic heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy and congestive heart failure. The phytochemicals in green tea enhance your mood, cognition and just overall feeling good.