The top 5 health benefits of Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea powder now comes is in Nespresso® compatible pods, which simply means it will fit in Nespresso® Coffee Pod machines.

For those of you who have never heard of it before, the reason for its popularity is partly due to the known health benefits that can be gained if Matcha Tea becomes a consistent part of your diet.

What is Matcha Tea:

Understanding what a Matcha Tea is, helps explain the health benefits.

Firstly, Matcha Tea powder comes from the Camellia sinensis plant which is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree.   Its leaves and leaf buds are used to produce black and green tea.

To make Matcha Tea powder, the Camellia sinensis shrub is grown differently creating a unique nutrient profile.  Farmers shade these plants for the majority of its growth.  It is this absence of sunlight which drives chlorophyll production, boosts amino acid content, and gives the plant a dark green colour.

When it comes time to harvest the Camellia sinensis shrub, its then ground into a fine powder, creating the Matcha Tea powder.

The Matcha Tea powder comprises three active nutrients which contribute to the health benefits…

  1. Caffeine
  2. Amino acids
  3. Polyphenols – this is a fancy word which means antioxidant

What is an Antioxidant:

Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body.   Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high.   Free radicals are linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

While the human body has its own antioxidant defences to keep free radicals in check boosting the concentration of antioxidants is a common method to fight off illnesses.

Matcha Tea Health Benefits:

With all of that said, below is a summary of the 5 main health benefits of drinking Matcha Tea consistently…

#1.  Improves Cardiovascular Health:

Matcha Tea powder can help reduce such things as the thickening of heart tissue and reduce the likelihood of heart attacks.

#2.  Reduces Inflammation:

Due to the concentration of antioxidants, it reduces inflammation in the body.

#3.  Fights Cancer:

Matcha Tea powder has cancer fighting properties.  One such study found consumption of Matcha Tea reduces the risk of stomach cancer.

In fact, Matcha Tea powder has been used in conjunction with chemotherapy treatments to see if it can improve the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs.

#4.  Weight Loss:

The National Institute for Health states the following about Matcha Tea powder….

  1. Increases energy expenditure
  2. Fat oxidation
  3. Fat absorption

All the above results in a possible modest effect on body weight.

#5.  Healthy Skin:

Matcha Tea powder is known to promote skin health if its applied topically: meaning, if its applied directly to the skin.

It’s known to promote skin regeneration and wound healing.  It’s also known to be used with face masks to produce a healthy glow of the skin.

Where to get Matcha Tea:

Getting Matcha Tea Powder has never been easier now that it’s available in Nespresso® compatible pods:  Matcha Tea Pods.

You can check out Vibe’s Matcha Tea Pods by clicking here.

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