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Top Five Benefits of Matcha

 

Matcha LOVE® brings you natural energy coupled with the balance of taking a tea break with our line of energizing green tea powders and beverages to help you stay grounded throughout the day. Made from the vibrant and flavorful whole leaf Japanese green tea, our matcha offerings provide that boost of energy and much more – here’s why we think you should make matcha a staple for your health: 


1. It increases sustained energy levels 

Matcha delivers a naturally invigorating rush of sustained energy and nutrients that keep you grounded throughout the day sans jitters. Matcha gives you stamina and keeps you concentrated without potentially negative effects, like headaches, nervous energy or a crash . Matcha LOVE’s ready-to-drink bottles and shots are perfect afternoon pick-me-ups. 

2. It may have impressive anti-aging properties 

Matcha has powerful antioxidants and catechins that may boost skin health and help slow the aging process; the anti-inflammatory properties of matcha both protect UV damage and improve skin elasticity! Overall, it has more antioxidants than blueberries, pomegranates, spinach or acai, making it good for your insides and your outsides. 

3. Matcha helps to prevent chronic illnesses 

Speaking of catechins, an active polyphenol called EGCG found in matcha works to maintain the health of arteries and can naturally cause cell regeneration to ward off chronic illness . Matcha also fights back against high blood sugar levels, and regular consumption of matcha can also reduce LDL-cholesterol , a major risk factor for heart disease. To make sure you’re getting regular doses of these components, matcha LOVE makes Culinary Matcha that’s perfect for cooking, baking or blending into smoothies so it’s easy to incorporate into your everyday diet. 

4. It boosts your metabolism 

Studies suggest that the catechins (here are they are again!) found in matcha have thermogenic properties and promote fat oxidation, therefore raising the rate the body can burn calories . Increasing both resting metabolic rate and fat burning – what could be better? 

5. Matcha can keep you relaxed 

L-theanine, an amino acid found in matcha, can help with mental relaxation, reduce stress and even lower blood pressure. But don’t worry, it doesn’t cause drowsiness – in fact, it increases “calm alertness” throughout the day, while supporting focus, mental clarity and wakeful relaxation. 

If you’re ready to make matcha a part of your lifestyle, visit www.matchalove.com and follow Matcha LOVE® on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more information on all things matcha! 

References: 

Hursel R, Viechtbauer W, Dulloo AG et al. The effects of catechin rich teas and caffeine on energy expenditure and fat oxidation: a meta-analysis. Obes Rev 2011 Jul;12(7):e573-81 

Rhodes LE, Darby G, Massey KA, Clarke KA, Dew TP et al. Oral green tea catechin metabolites are incorporated into human skin and protect against UV radiation-induced cutaneous inflammation in association with reduced production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoid 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. Br J Nutr 2013 Jan 28:1-10. 

Hofmann CS, Sonenshein GE, Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3 gallate induces apoptosis of proliferating vascular smooth muscle cells via activation of p53. FASEB J. 2003 Apr;17(6):702-4. Epub 2003 Feb 05. 

Davies MJ, Judd JT, Baer DJ, Clevidence BA, Paul DR, Edwards AJ, Wiseman SA, Muesing RA, Chen SC. Black tea consumption reduces total and LDL cholesterol in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults. J Nutr 2003 Oct;133(10):3298S- 3302S. 

Pack S, Jung IC, Lee WK, et al. A Combination of Green Tea Extract and L-Theanine Improves Memory and Attention in Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study. J Med Food. 14 (4) 2011, 334–343.