Antioxidants are found in many types of fruits and vegetables, but not all antioxidants are created equally.

Matcha green tea is popular among the Japanese people, as it is known to be rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants which can only be found in green tea are the Catechins. In fact the health benefits of Matcha are so much better as compared to ordinary green tea, because the Matcha is ingested unlike green tea where you only drink the water from the brewed tea leaves.

In order to determine the antioxidants levels in Matcha and other types of food, the ORAC – Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity method is used. Through the findings it was discovered that the ORAC rating for Matcha was 1300 units/g as compared to 105 units/g for pomegranate and 91 units/g for wild blueberries.

Catechins found in Matcha, EGCG (EpigalloCatechin Gallate) have potent cancer fighting properties and apparently Matcha contains 60% of EGCG.

Apart from Catechins, Matcha is also rich in Chlorophyll; the natural color pigment which provide leaves its green color. The role of Chlorophyll is to help remove the heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.

As a mood enhancer, Buddhist monks drink Matcha in order to assist them in meditation. The amino acid known as L-Theanine which improves mood, concentration and focus are also found in Matcha. Besides relaxing the mind, it also imparts a distinctive taste together with a rich and creamy mouth feel.

In view of the eating habits and lifestyle of today’s society, Yuki Hana Matcha Collagen as a good source of antioxidants combined with Japanese Fish Collagen which has been ingested into 17 essential amino acids could be a good choice to start off your day. Don’t miss it so try the Yuki Hana Matcha Collagen today!

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