There is an ideal superdrink because it provides numerous vitamins and nutrients health benefits. It is a tea that specialists recommend because it stimulates the metabolism and helps burn fat, a goal that many people want to achieve and few achieve.
With at least a thousand years of history according to the theory of the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong, far from losing validity, infusions gain followers on all continents and incorporate this drink into their routines, as well as fruit juices and other preparations.
There are more and more options for all tastes, and its effects go beyond its organic components. A natural solution that is well worth trying.
Spanish influencer Violeta Mangriñán suffers from Hashimoto's syndrome and popularized matcha tea.
At least this is confirmed by an article published on the website of Harvard University.
In fact, of course, it is essential to properly select the foods that we are going to add to our daily diet, accompanied by physical activity and other changes in habits, explain from the Mayo Clinic site, a non-profit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education and research.
And it not only arises from the voice of experts but from the influencerVioleta Mangriñán, 28, who confessed that she suffers from Hashimoto's syndrome: the autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland, a condition thatcan cause hypothyroidism.
With millions of followers, the young Spanish woman who spreads healthy recipes also made viral her healthy habit that made her keep her figure after her pregnancy: Matcha Tea.
Matcha Tea: Health Benefits
Matcha tea is a green tea that comes from Japan, but not just any one. Matcha means ground, and precisely that characteristic differentiates it from the rest.
The elements for Matcha Tea, originating in Japan.
It comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) as other caffeinated teas, and is grown in an unusual way: the tea plant is shaded from excessive sunlight for much of its growing period so that it can produce more amino acids and biologically active compounds, such as chlorophyll and theanine.
According to a portal specialized in teas, "the properties of matcha tea are up to 10 times those of a normal green tea, which gives it fame and importance within its world."
"Matcha is much more concentrated in terms of ingredients because it's made from ground whole tea leaves," Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology and chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in his publication.
And while research on its benefits is inconclusive, experts say matcha contains large amounts of potentially beneficial compounds.
Properties of matcha
"As we age or become exposed to elements in the environment, such as ultraviolet light or carcinogens, we end up with reactive oxygen species and these damage our cell membranes," explained Jamie Alan, an associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University.
Matcha tea. Photo Shutterstock.
Therefore, this tea would help protect the body's cells from damage and reduce the risk of certain health problems, such as heart disease, Hu and Alan note, although this was not proven.
This amino acid is found in both green tea and certain mushrooms, it is another component of matcha.
Some small placebo-controlled trials suggested that L-theanine may improve cognitive performance and reduce stress.
Most people don't think about the health effects of caffeine when they drink their cup, the evidence is strong, they warn.
For example, it can boost cognitive function and alertness and speed up metabolism to help burn fat.
One benefit of this infusion is to speed up metabolism for weight loss.
And regular coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and age-related cognitive decline, he said.
What is needed to prepare a matcha tea
To prepare a Matcha Tea as in its origins to preserve its properties, a kit with the following elements is necessary:
- Spoon: with ideal dimensions to get the right amount of Matcha tea, which is usually 1gr per cup. For cleaning, only a dry cloth will be necessary to remove dust from the tea.
- Bamboo whisk: will help remove all the powder from Matcha Tea and create your typical foam. In order not to spoil it, wash it with hot water but without soap.
The kit to prepare a matcha tea.
- Ceramic support: to avoid leaving the beater anywhere and stain everything, easy to clean and very comfortable.
- Tea bowl: ideal if it is made of ceramic, so durable and ecological. The ideal is to use it to performthe Japanese tea ceremony. It is wide to better use the whisk, and if possible brown that will highlight the green color of Matcha Tea.
How to prepare a matcha tea
For the preparation of this infusion based on this superfood, only a small amount is needed.
For them, following the following steps will suffice:
The steps to prepare the infusion
- Put 1gr of Matcha tea in a wide-mouthed cup.
- Add hot water 80º, about 60 ml.
- Using the whisk, shake vigorously until foam appears.
- And ready to drink it immediately, to enjoy its properties.