Include Matcha tea in your list of superfoods
June, 18 2018 10:50
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Include Matcha tea in your list of superfoods

By: Shivani Arora

Published on: Sun 03 Sep 2017 10:52 AM

Uttar Pradesh News Portal : Include Matcha tea in your list of superfoods

Drinking matcha tea is actually the consumption of whole tea leaf as it is ground into a fine powder, giving the person drinking it 100 per cent nutrients of the leaf.

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Matcha Tea:

  • Tea is certainly not foreign to Indians,but the novel varieties being offered nowadays.
  • In addition, from green, white, and now matcha are adding to the list of superfoods.
  • The brand new entrant in the market, matcha tea, is a concentrated form of green tea.
  • Green tea is traditionally known to induce mental clarity.
  • Furthermore,cognitive function, physical activation and relaxation.
  • Matcha, which is the ground-up form of green tea (and looks like Henna powder), is used in the Japanese tea ceremony.
  • Drinking matcha tea is actually the consumption of whole tea leaf.
  • As it is ground into a fine powder, giving the person drinking it 100 per cent nutrients of the leaf.
  • Although it has its roots in China, and later spread to Japan through Zen Buddhists.
  • In addition,it is now found almost everywhere, and is frequently referred to as a ‘mood- and- brain’ food.

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Principles of Matcha tea:

  • The two active principles of matcha tea include ‘L-Theanine’ and ‘EGCG (a catechin)’.
  • The expensive and high-grade matcha tea has the greatest percentage of L-theanine.
  • It has found to boost working memory, enhancing brain cognitive function.
  • Caffeine content of matcha tea is also higher than that of green tea (about 35mg per cup).
  • This may also contribute to its alertness-enhancing properties.
  • Matcha tea is grown in the shade.
  • Once harvested, it is steamed to prevent oxidation, and to maintain its green colour.
  • Studies have shown that matcha has greater potential benefits than other green teas, owing to the levels of antioxidants.
  • High antioxidant content translates to better protection against the formation of free radicals, which can damage tissues and cells.

According to study:

  •  As per a study reported consuming matcha tea can increase thermogenesis from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure.
  • In addition,to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.
  • This can certainly be an advantage to weight watchers.
  •  A teaspoon of matcha, added to your day’s list of superfoods, can certainly help health and well-being, both physical and mental.

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