The Magic of Matcha

The Magic of Matcha

If anything qualifies as a superfood, it’s matcha. This curious green tea powder has an amazing list of health benefits:


At Longaevitas, we love antioxidants because of their link to slowing the aging process. Matcha is particularly high in its concentration of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is believed to have cancer fighting properties.

Reduces Blood Pressure 

High Blood Pressure is a more serious health concern than many people realize. We shouldn’t be using pharmaceuticals to lower blood pressure when it can be done with food. Matcha is imbued with catechins (antioxidants) that can lower blood pressure and seems particularly effective for those with numbers over 130.

Protects the Liver

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NALC) is a rising threat sadly even among adolescents. In a randomized controlled trial matcha has been shown to significantly reduce the markers for NALC.

Mental Clarity and Focus

While matcha contains a similar amount of caffeine as coffee, because of the presence of L-Theanine, there’s no caffeine spike. That’s because this amino acid slows the absorption of caffeine over 5-6 hours providing you mental clarity and focus without the jitters. When have you ever heard coffee do that?

Weight Loss

I list this one last because weight loss claims are everywhere. That said, in a 12-week double blind study,  “BMI, waist circumference, body fat mass, and subcutaneous fat area were significantly lower in the green tea extract group than in the control group” suggesting daily consumption of matcha may be helpful in both the prevention and improvement of obesity.

Matcha contains such a long list of health benefits that begs the question: Isn’t it time you tried matcha? It’s also why we incorporated matcha into one of our favorite granolas. Paired with our signature blend of pecans, walnuts, almonds and flaxseed, Longaevitas Antioxidant-rich MATCHA Granola is also great at regulating blood sugar.

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