Do you have signs of premature ageing?

Well, if you aren’t already showing these signs, you probably will soon be showing them. Studies suggest that due to their current lifestyle and diet, more people suffer from premature aging than ever.

Here are some of the causes of premature ageing:

  •         Emotional distress
  •         Excess sun exposure
  •         Poor nutrition
  •         Poor sleep
  •         Unhealthy weight

And what do they result in?

  •         Tiredness
  •         Memory loss
  •         Dry hair and hair fall
  •         Premature greying of hair
  •         Dry skin
  •         Lines and wrinkles
  •         Bags under the eyes
  •         Mood swings

These are some common symptoms that afflict many of us even while we are still young.

Doesn’t look very desirable, does it? Nobody wants to suffer from hair fall or tired looking, ageing skin when one turns 30. I mean, life starts at 30, right?

What if I told you there was a very simple solution to prevent premature ageing?

All you have to do is make a small change in your dietary habits. In fact, all you have to do is drink Matcha tea.

How simple is that!

More and more people are starting to sit up and take notice of this superfood for its apparent benefits.

And one of them, you guessed it right, is the prevention of premature ageing.

Which is why the interest in Matcha has picked up of late.

And it has also found its way as a special ingredient in some popular food items. There are Matcha flavoured brownies, souffles, waffles, cookies and so on.

It’s no wonder at all that many celebrities are recommending this drink. There was an interview some time ago with Brad Pitt where he prepared Matcha tea all on his own.

Even Starbucks is making Frappuccino with Matcha flavour.

According to reports by the World Health Organisation, the Japanese have the highest life expectancy of all people. And drinking Matcha tea features very highly in the typical lifestyle of a Japanese person.

It’s no surprise, that the Japanese age really well.

Matcha has also found some fans in the medical community.

A world-renowned natural medicine expert and Harvard-qualified doctor, Dr Andrew Weil is a regular consumer of Matcha tea and often speaks very highly about it on his website

So here are some components contained in Matcha tea and their benefits:

  •         L-Theanine: It is an amino acid contained in Matcha. It activates the alpha waves in the brain, resulting in a sense of alertness, but also a sense of calmness. And this feeling is sustained throughout the day
  •         Antioxidants: Matcha has a lot of antioxidants, and their levels in Matcha is 10 times those present in any other green drink. These antioxidants help in preventing cell degeneration.

The University of Colorado has conclusive research to suggest that Matcha has 137 times the antioxidant levels found in normal green tea. And experts at Tufts University in Massachusetts have discovered that the antioxidant power of matcha is 1300 units per gram.

  •         EGCG: Epigallocatechin Gallates (EGCG) are powerful compounds present in Matcha tea. It is shown to have cancer-fighting properties.

Due to the presence of such components, Matcha helps in boosting our metabolism. It also provides a smooth level of energy throughout the day.

It is also known to reverse the effects of photo-damage on the skin which is caused by constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

Well, after getting to know all of this, I just had to try it myself. So I bought a few packets and decided to add it to my routine.

You can easily buy them yourself, too. Matcha can be ordered from Amazon. It costs about 14 dollars, and it is worth every cent.

It has a very vibrant green colour. That’s how you know it’s still good. Otherwise, the colour will be muddy or yellow.

The Japanese have a very elaborate ritual for preparing tea. In fact, it’s a tradition to serve tea in a ceremony known as “Chanoyu”. The way they mix in the ingredients and delicately pour it out in special cups in front of their guests is truly an art.

Well, I decided to make do with the utensils I had.

It had a rich taste. But it wasn’t very bitter like the green tea I tried once.

I drank it twice a day.

The first two days, there wasn’t much to report. I felt a bit more alert in the morning, but I just attributed it to the good night’s rest.

I thought to myself that, like all good things, the effects of a good habit take time to start showing.

I persisted.

From the fifth day onwards, though, I had already started to notice some significant changes.

I was always in a good mood. It felt as if nothing could get me down. I could think clearly and was brimming with positivity.

Having Matcha tea just before going to bed helped me sleep like a baby and wake up all refreshed.

Even my work improved. My boss appreciated the ideas I came up with. My colleagues wanted my help regularly. And more importantly, they complimented my flawless skin and healthy complexion. They even asked for tips.

Only a month earlier I used to come into work looking perpetually burned out. But now it seemed I could never be tired.

If this is how I felt after trying it for one month, then I can only guess what the effects will be after years. Goodbye, premature ageing!

And so here I am, swearing by the benefits of Matcha tea. I feel lucky to have discovered it as soon as possible. I can be sure that drinking Matcha tea isn’t going to disappear from my daily routine any time soon.

I have made the choice to remain youthful and healthy.

I hope you will, too.

Author Bio:

Ana Farr is the Community Manager at matcha-tea blog. She is a matcha and mindfullness enthusiast and loves to chat about the implications of Blockchain technology.