Matcha is one of those superfoods that is commonly heard of, consumed and enjoyed, but do we know how good for us it really is?!
If I could rank superfoods, matcha would be right up there at the top of the list. It has more health benefits than I can count. Just kidding, I can count pretty high, but you get the gist that it has a lot of beneficial properties.
For starters, one cup of matcha tea is so potent in anti-oxidants that it would equal at least 10 cups of brewed green tea. According to the experts at Tufts University, matcha contains an outstanding twenty times more anti-oxidants than pomegranates or blueberries.
Dare I say that a matcha a day keeps the doctor away? How, you ask? Incorporating matcha into your daily routine can help restore and preserve the body’s well-being and balance. Matcha contains a unique anti-oxidant called catechins, which can not be found in other foods. Catechin is so powerful that it provides potent cancer-fighting properties.
While one teaspoon (72 mg) of matcha contains 2 x the amount of natural caffeine than a shot of espresso, it provides you energy without the jitters that coffee may give you. With matcha’s combination of naturally occurring caffeine and the rare amino acid L-theanine, you are provided with a stable and extended boost of energy. L-theanine not only counter balances the effects of caffeine, but it also relieves stress and lowers blood pressure, leaving you feeling calm and collected.
Have you been blown away by the health benefits of matcha yet? The list goes on! I will leave you with one last fact about matcha: according to a study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was demonstrated that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise!
This fat burning, energy boosting, detoxifying superfood is a favourite of mine, not only because of the endless health benefits, but because of its ability to provide you with mental clarity and mental alertness. (It also tastes delicious!)
Light up your taste buds and give my Matcha Collagen Latte a try! It’s hard to resist after learning why matcha is a necessity in your life!
Have a wonderful week!
In good health,