Matchabay- The Matcha Magic
Matcha is Japanese green tea powder with ancient origins. This miracle elixir has been consumed for over a millenium in the Far East. It is made of young leaves picked from the tips of the shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. The leaves then are steamed, stemmed, di-vined and grounded into the magical green powder. Its radiant green colour is due the high antioxidant and chlorophyll content. Antioxidants are very important to prevent cancer and premature cell death by fighting free radicals in the body.
Matchabay is one of the best quality Matcha powder producers on the market with organic Japanese Green Tea Powder. I have been lucky enough to test their product and create a few new recipes and chemical-free beauty products.
So what makes Matchabay so GOOD?!
Let's start with its immediate effects on the body. Sometimes life can get a bit hectic and that's where Matchabay comes in the picture. Daily consumption of matcha powder can help you to stay calm, focused but energetic and productive at the same time.
The high antioxidant content provides 5 times more antioxidants than any other food on the planet. Consuming matcha is the perfect way to protect your body. It is loaded with Cathecin EGCg. Along the antioxidants cathecin is the most potent and benefitial. A specific cathecin called EGCg. Out of all antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognised for its cancer fighting properties.
Matcha powder can also help boost your memory and concentration thanks to L- Theanine increasing the production of dopamine and serotonin hormones.
Legends say that samurais, the warriors of Japan drank Matcha Green Tea before going into battle due to the tea's energizing properties. Now, this is convincing enough for me to get my matcha game on to get through the work day as the modern day samurai.
Matcha can also contribute to weight loss by boosting the body,s metabolism and burning more calories.
It can also help to naturally detoxify the body by removing heavy metals and chemical toxins. This is due the high chlorophyll concentration.
Green tea powder also has immune boosting properties due to the high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content. It is high in vitamin A and C and the following minerals: Iron, Potassium, Calcium.
Matcha can be widely used at home. I made Chai- Vanilla-Matcha Latte, Matcha- Chia Pudding with Strawberry Coulis, Supergreen Smoothie Bowl and a Miracle Matcha Mask with it. The latte is a perfect morning drink to start the day right. You can enjoy the chia pudding as a guilt free treat. The smoothie bowl is a perfect immune boosting dessert whereas the Miracle Mask is a great remedy for tired-looking, dull skin.
Here are the links to the recipes: