Matcha Green Tea is chock full of chlorophyll, and chlorophyll is a potent detoxifying agent.
The pigment which gives leaves their green color, chlorophyll, helps to remove heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
Because of this action, matcha is an ideal superfood to ingest during any type of fast or detoxifying program. The amount of caffeine is so minute in matcha that it is fine to use during detox programs.
Because the entire tea leaf is ground into a powder to make matcha, much chlorophyll and fiber is consumed. The shade growing process also drives up the cholorphyll content in the tea leaves used to make matcha.
Concentrated natural compounds derived from matcha green tea also dramatically boost production of a group of key detoxification enzymes in people with low levels of these beneficial enzymes, according to researchers at the Arizona Cancer Center.
These findings, published in a recent issue of Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention; a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggest that matcha might help some people strengthen their defenses against toxins that could cause cancer.