8 December 2022Health

Matcha & Detox

The distinctiveness of matcha tea lies in its powdered form that can be consumed entirely. This makes it more beneficial nutritionally than regular brewed tea as its nutritive elements are consumed as a whole. It is rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber which support the body in expelling toxins. Matcha is gaining global attention for its fivefold more powerful antioxidant strength.

matcha blended with fruits

What is detox?

Did you know that the concept of "detox" is a marketing technique? Our bodies are adept at detoxifying themselves naturally through the liver, kidneys and skin. Eating the right foods can help support the body's natural detoxification process, while also slowing down the accumulation of toxins. Matcha tea is rich in antioxidants which help protect cells from free radicals and reduce the risk of developing certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Matcha, the king of antioxidants

Particular to matcha tea is the fact that it is consumed entirely in powder form, making it much more nutritionally beneficial than traditional infusion teas. It has earned the title of superfood due to its powerful antioxidant capacity, which is five times greater than other teas. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and aid in repairing cell damage caused by environmental pollution, smoking, and UV radiation, as well as oxidative stress.

Matcha tea also contains catechins, which have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is a great source of Vitamin A, necessary for visual health, and Vitamin C, which can reduce melanin oxidation (age spots). Furthermore, it helps to slow the effects of aging on the DNA and prevents degenerative and inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Not only that, but matcha tea also helps to support a healthy gut flora. By aiding in digestion, it eases intestinal transit, as it is rich in dietary fiber.

Drinking 1-3 cups of matcha tea a day can stimulate the metabolism and increase energy expenditure.