Matcha tea trees in Japan grow from Camellia sinensis plants, such as green, white and black tea, in a different way and have unique properties. Matcha leaves, which is a fine organic green tea powder, contain high nutritional values and are called the elixir of health, because it has great medicinal benefits.
The name “matcha” literally means dried tea. The process of converting tea leaves into powder is not new. Matcha was the primary method of tea consumption in China during the Tang Dynasty (600-900 AD).
In the eleventh century AD, a tremendous transfer of knowledge and culture took place from China to Japan, and this is what made the Matcha go its way across the ocean. By the fifteenth century AD, “matcha” occupied part of the official Japanese tea ceremony, which celebrated stillness and simplicity, and its popularity grew in Japan, even when it lost its attractiveness in China.
The “matcha” process starts while the green tea leaves are still growing, as the plants are shaded before harvest to increase the content of chlorophyll and amino acids (especially theanine) and improve the appearance and flavor of tea. This gives the matcha its bright green color. Once the leaves are harvested, they are evaporated, dried and ground to a fine powder mixed in hot or cold water.
The result is that you drink whole tea leaves with traditional green tea, and in return you only drink the soluble elements from which the leaves leak into the water. So matcha can give you the same health benefits as green tea, but a cup of it contains three times the antioxidants in regular green tea.
Nutritionist Aisha Al Yahyai, from the Community Nutrition Department at Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi Health Company, confirms that matcha tea has health benefits, most notably: , And prevent cell damage thus preventing chronic diseases. It also contributes to enhancing the health of the body’s immune system and providing various protection against viruses and microbes. And (improving cholesterol) it contributes to alleviating the high bad cholesterol in the blood, which protects the heart and from strokes and heart attacks. In addition to (controlling the level of sugar in the blood) as it maintains the blood sugar level for diabetics of the second type, and thus reduces complications. Tea also contributes to (detoxification) so chlorophyll works to cleanse the body of toxins, and thus helps protect the health of the liver, which does the same job. And (it protects against cancer) because it contains a substance that has strong anti-cancer properties. And reduce the risk of various tumors, including bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, and also works to inhibit the development of colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Al-Yahyai assures that the matcha tea helps to lose weight, as it has been proven that there is a compound in the tea that boosts the metabolism, stops the growth of fat cells and helps burn fat. It also provides the body with energy because it contains healthy caffeine that differs from the caffeine found in regular coffee, because it is a unique type of caffeine known as theophylline, which maintains the energy level. It also enhances brain function, as some research shows that many components in matcha tea help improve brain function. It helps healthy teeth and gums because of the presence of anti-oxidant catechin because of its ability to reduce infections. And the health of the digestive system as it helps to treat digestive disorders because it contains fiber. Supports heart health. Green tea catechins may support a healthy cardiovascular system. Matcha is the most potent green tea when it comes to catechin content. READ MORE :https://www.inc67.com/