Packed full of health benefits, one cup of matcha has the same benefits as 10 cups of regular brewed green tea. This is because you are consuming the whole green tea leaf when you consume matcha. When you steep tea leaves you’re only getting around 10% of the nutrients from the leaf.
Matcha helps boost your metabolism to help with weight loss, balances pH, enhances mood and concentration, helps you feel calm and prevents ageing and chronic disease—that ticks a lot of boxes. Take a look at some of the other benefits of matcha:
Here’s some good news. Matcha is full of antioxidants which help your body fight off illness and disease—things we want to stay clear of. Green tea is one of the best sources of antioxidants. With matcha being the powdered form of green tea, this means you absorb all of the goodness matcha has to offer, unlike regular brewed green tea.
With caffeine jitters being caused by ingesting excessive amounts of caffeine, and espresso having a rather large amount of caffeine in it. It makes perfect sense, that with only 70mg of caffeine, matcha has a lot less caffeine side effects than your average espresso. But don’t worry! What matcha lacks in caffeine, it makes up for by helping to increase your focus, thanks to its brain enhancing amino acids.
Matcha contains large quantities of L-Theanine. L-What-Now? L-Theanine reduces stress, improves cognition and boosts your overall mood. Matcha = mental clarity.
When you consume matcha, here’s what you’re nourishing your body with:
Fiber—a type of carbohydrate that helps keep your digestive systems healthy.
Chlorophyll—helps fight cancer, improves liver detoxification, speeds up wound healing, improves digestion and weight control, and protects skin health.
Theanine—an amino acid that helps treat anxiety and high blood pressure EGCg—or epigallocatechin gallate, can help with weight loss, cognition and cardiovascular function.
Vitamin C—a powerful antioxidant that helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin.
Selenium—can benefit heart health by its ability to fight inflammation, increase blood flow, reduce free radical oxidative stress and help with antioxidant activity.
Chromium—regulates blood sugar and helps insulin transport glucose into cells, where it can be used for energy.