Updated: Apr 25
Why is everyone so crazy about this green suff?!
WHAT IS MATCHA?
It's high-grade green tea! Matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves. It's unique of Japan, unlike other green teas. Matcha has been a part of Japanese culture for more or less 800 years.
Since Matcha comes in powder form, it can be consumed in a multitude of ways! Matcha Tea is delicious, and it comes with so many health benefits! Matcha can even be used to make lattes, smoothies, milk teas, and even fantastic cold brews!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA TEA:
Green tea is a healthy substitute for coffee; thanks to the combination of caffeine and a chemical called L-theanine! L-theanine is an amino acid that improves your brain power and reduces anxiety simultaneously.
tip: if you're a coffee lover, add matcha to your mug instead of sugar
The antioxidants in matcha are responsible for this property. Matcha contains plenty of healthy germs, that fight off unwanted cells in the body. It has been proven to fight common colds and even the flu!
Matcha is one of the most well known superfoods out there. This powdered green tea contains 137 times more antioxidants than steeped green tea. One serving is has the same nutritional value of 10 cups of regularly brewed. Matcha is an undeniably powerful substance!
Catechin polyphenol EGCG, is the most powerful named antioxidant for fighting cancer. It is found in very high levels in Green Tea! In experiments, matcha has been found to prevent cancer stem cells from multiplying! This is truly an amazing medical discovery.
☆Supports Weight Loss
Matcha is extremely low in calories, and increases metabolism. There are about 3 calories per 8 ounce cup! Not many things that taste this great are low in calories. Green tea also increases the body's rate of burning calories by increasing your daily energy expenditure from 8-10% to 35-43%.
What's your favourite way to have Matcha?