Matcha Green Tea is a high powered antioxidant.protecting your body from free radical damage that can lead to many serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Antioxidants also have an important role to play in detoxifying your body, maintaining your immune system and protecting your eyes and skin from free radical agents.
Green tea is recognised as a great source of antioxidant, but powdered Matcha green tea is much more powerful. In fact, Matcha green tea benefits include having one of the highest antioxidant ORAC ratings of any food or drink ever measured.
A foods ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity score measures its antioxidant concentration and ability to extinguish free radicals. Matcha has an ORAC rating of 1.384 TE/g, which is even higher than the much hyped Acai berries at 1027 TE/g.
Matcha green tea antioxidant levels comparison
6.2 times that of Goji Berries
7 times that of Dark Chocolate
17 times that of Wild Blueberries
60.5 times that of Spinach
Several studies have confirmed the benefits of Matcha to overall health but more specifically studies have supported its benefits in the following:
Lowers LDL “Bad” Cholesterol
Full article found in the APAN APJ journal www.apanetwork.com