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What Are The Health Benefits Of Matcha Tea?

Originating in China, matcha tea has become an increasingly popular drink in recent years.

Matcha tea has an earthy, grassy taste and is green in colour due to the chlorophyll content in the tea leaves.

Matcha can be served in a variety of ways. At Bubblebase, we not only sell bubble tea, but also sell some of the finest matcha tea on the market on our menu.

With a memorable 'umami' taste, our matcha is bursting with flavor, and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

The health benefits of matcha include but are not limited to:

  1. It’s high in antioxidants
  2. It boosts brain function
  3. It helps you lose weight
  4. May help to prevent cancer 
  5. It provides energy 

1. It’s High In Antioxidants

One of the biggest health benefits of matcha is that it’s high in antioxidants as well as vitamins.

Antioxidants may protect your body from free radicals, as well as other diseases including cancer.

Matcha is rich in rutin, a compound that has antioxidant properties, helping to support your immune system as well as seal blood vessels

In addition to this, matcha tea contains vitamin C as well as chlorophyll, both of whichantioxidant properties.

Incorporating matcha tea into your diet can thus give you a boost of antioxidants, which has the potential to prevent cell damage as well as lower the risk of you developing a variety of chronic diseases.

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There are various health benefits associated with drinking matcha tea.

2. It Boosts Brain Function

Everyone has those days where you feel like you’re not as focused or feel unable to concentrate on the task at hand, and matcha tea can help with this.

Matcha tea boosts brain function, helping you to focus and be more productive throughout the day.

A study that compared the effects of matcha tea with the effects of placebo tea showed that matcha improved the participant’s attention span, memory, as well as reaction time.

If you’re prone to brain fog or are looking for a gentler way to be more productive, then drinking matcha could help you with this!

3. It Helps You Lose Weight

Matcha tea is also known to help you lose weight, making it the ideal beverage to drink when you're conscious of calories to help supplement your weight loss journey.

This largely comes down to the fact that it can help to speed up your metabolism and boosts fat burning, both of which can help you to lose weight.

A study that supported this theory showed participants taking green tea extract whilst doing moderate exercise, and found that fat burning increased by 17%.

That said, if you decide to incorporate matcha into your routine, you could in turn be helping your body throughout your weight loss journey.

matcha health benefits
Matcha is high in antioxidants and vitamins, helping to support your immune system.

4. May Help To Prevent Cancer 

A huge draw to matcha tea is that it contains health-promoting compounds, some of which have been shown to prevent cancer in various animal studies.

Matcha is particularly high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a catechin that is known to have cancer-fighting properties. 

Various test tube studies have found that EGCG in matcha is effective against different types of cancer.

Although further research is required to link these results to humans, it’s worthy of a mention if you’re considering starting to drink matcha on a regular basis.

matcha health benefits for cancer
Matcha is known to give you a boost of energy, making it a gentler way to wake up when compared to coffee.

5. It Provides Energy 

Matcha also offers a natural way of giving you energy, making it an excellent alternative to coffee. 

As coffee contains a significant amount of caffeine, you can therefore suffer adverse side effects from drinking it, particularly if you have a caffeine sensitivity.

Matcha, on the other hand, generally only contains 19.44mg of caffeine per gram, making it a gentler alternative to wake yourself up when you’re in need of an energy boost.

While both beverages contain caffeine, the lesser amount makes matcha a gentler choice if you want a drink that is energising but doesn’t contain the same amount of caffeine as coffee.

Hopefully this article has given you a better understanding of the health benefits associated with drinking matcha tea.

We are Bubblebase: Wales’ first Bubble Tea Bar. We believe in using the best quality of ingredients to consistently serve our customers with a delicious range of drinks that have not only been created with utmost care, but also with the sharpest appearance.

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Written by Jemima Thomas for Bubblebase.

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