Matcha Tea: For Immune Function and Disease Prevention
Several studies have been conducted regarding the health benefits of matcha green tea. Most of the research is based on the amount consumed in Asian countries which is about three cups daily. The evidence seems to suggest that matcha green tea drinkers have a lower risk of a wide range of illnesses from viral and bacteria infections to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.
Japanese studies have shown that green tea daily intake, decreases the risk of heart disease. The more the tea is consumed, the lower the risk of heart disease. An increase of free radicals in the arteries is a key factor in the development of heart disease. Recent research shows that catechins found in green tea inhibit free radical production in the arteries.
Several studies have been conducted showing Matcha tea's ability to inhibit certain enzymes that cause arthritic inflammation. It has also been found to have many other anti-inflammatory compounds.
It contains fifteen compounds that have been known to contribute to the protection against ulcers caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
EGCg, a powerful antioxidant, is believed to contribute to inhibiting the growth of certain tumors
1 cup of matcha green tea equals 10 cups of brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content.
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