We are very lucky here in Australia but right now around the globe, many of us are bunkering down, staying at home and staying safe.
More time at home means more time to make delicious new creations to eat and drink, right?
It’s also the perfect time to review your diet and ensure you are keeping healthy so your immune system is in tip top condition.
So…what makes Matcha Green Tea an excellent choice to help boost your immunity?
There are two key components to consider… let’s dive in and find out what they are shall we?
In the weeks leading up to harvest time (in Spring), the tea plants are covered with a light shade cloth to block some (not all) sunlight.
The shade cloths vastly inhibit photosynthesis, causing the plants to concentrate large amounts of chlorophyll and other nutrients (such as antioxidants) in the leaves. The leaves also become a lovely bright green colour as a result of this growing method.
At harvest time, the shade cloths are removed and the freshest and youngest tea leaves are picked (known as first flush), sent to a processing factory to be deveined, steam, dried and then finally stone-ground down into Matcha Green Tea Powder.
As you’re consuming the entire tea leaf when you drink Matcha, you are reaping all the nutritional benefits of the leaves, as opposed to brewing and discarding regular green tea leaves.
You are consuming a HUGE amount of antioxidants, in fact 137 times of that found in regular green tea.
The tea contains a special plant based compound called Epigallocatechin Gallate (or EGCG for short) which helps build strong immunity against pathogens (i.e. virus or bacteria)
Matcha helps with production of T cells in your body that reduce inflammation and also fight pathogens.
Matcha is very detoxifying, helping with eradication of chemicals, toxins and heavy metals. This means you’re (once again) better equipped to fight off pathogens.
Matcha also has many Vitamins including A, B, C, E and K.
For some easy ways to incorporate Matcha into your day, see 5 of our favourite immune boosting, antioxidant rich recipes below:
Recipe shared thanks to @brunchbabeaus
Recipe shared thanks to @pursuitofhealth
Recipe shared from Seniors Online
We hope you enjoyed our suggested 5 Match Green Tea Recipes. For some self-care that’s going to also help your body stay healthy, Matcha is there to keep you fighting fit.
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