Top 5 Health Benefits of Matcha

Find out why the popular green tea known as Matcha deserves it’s moment in the spotlight.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Matcha

It seems like you can't check your social media accounts lately without seeing the telltale bright green color of matcha-infused lattes, cakes, and smoothies. Luckily, matcha is just as healthy as it is eye-catching. Here are the five definitive health benefits you can look forward to when sipping regularly.

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Anti-Aging Power

Matcha powder has more antioxidants than many other popular health foods like blueberries, leafy greens, and nuts. Since matcha is a powder made from ground up tea leaves, the antioxidants are not only more prevalent but also more concentrated, which makes a big difference when it comes to the anti-aging benefits.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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