Tomorrow I am doing a training on Matcha green tea so I did some research about the health benefits. I knew already that Matcha green tea has more antioxidants than regular green tea and black tea. The University of Colorado says 137 x the amount of polyphenols as green tea. I also knew that Matcha is grown in Japan in the shade which slows the growth of the plant. This makes the plant darker and produces amino acids, which gives it a slightly sweet taste.
Here are some things that I didn't know:
- Matcha has been found to prevent dental caries
- Matcha has been found to improve bone density, resulting in less hip fractures in the elderlyMatcha has chemopreventive therapies and helps reduce cancer
- Some studies have shown that Matcha lowers cholesterol
- Matcha has been found to decrease cardiovascular disease
- Matcha appears to enhance immune
- Matcha reduces risk and severity of arthritis
- Some studies show that Matcha might prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity
- Matcha has been found to improve metabolic rate.
So, it appears that Matcha Green Tea is a super food. Antioxidants, vitamin C, protein and even soluble and insoluble fiber. The Matcha leaf is dried, deveined and then ground. It is not steeped so nutrients are not lost in this process. The Matcha Focus Green Tea has an apple flavor and is my favorite.
Jen Birge is a Registered Dietitian in the Denver area. If you would like more information about Bios Life Matcha or Bios Life Matcha Focus and how you can get wholesale pricing, please contact her by email.