Matcha VS the World
More and more of us are embarking on a health journey to identify themselves with what it means to have active wellbeing. With this reinvigorated choice to be healthy, we thought it is time to to bring matcha back for its utmost health benefits that no other beverage could provide. With a multitude of nutrients and antioxidants, coupled with its superior caffeine payoff makes matcha the better choice over coffee in the mornings.
Compared to a regular cup of green tea, matcha has 137 times more antioxidants - an unmatchable natural and organic antioxidant superfood. Say no more, matcha is here to stay.
Pure Nutrient consumption
Unlike tea bags where only 10% of the nutrients are consumed, drinking matcha provides 100% nutrient consumption as whole tea leaves are ingested. The amount of nutrients in one bowl of matcha is equivalent to approximately 10 cups of regular green tea (matcha gracias!)
Calm Focus, No Overdrive
A cup of matcha provides 34mg of caffeine – not bad for a tea considering an espresso provides 60mg. Matcha’s effect is much more profound and sustains for a longer of time because it contains amino acids L-Theanine. L-Theanine which has a calming, relaxing effect and slows the release of natural tea-caffeine, thus providing a calm focus without any kind of the jitters or edginess that sometimes comes with strong coffee (yes please).
It is found that consuming matcha can increase thermogenesis (body’s rate of burning calories) from a normal 8% to 10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure. For those looking to lose weight, look no further!
Healthy heart and Blood Glucose levels
Matcha green tea is said to be effective in maintaining heart conditions and blood sugar levels in individuals with cardiovascular conditions and diabetes. It lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) whilst increasing the good cholesterol (HDL). Not only that, a study showed that men who drank matcha green tea are 11% less likely to develop heart diseases than those who don’t!
Matcha enhances the body’s resting metabolism rate, coupled with a significant effect on fat oxidation. This means you burn fat around the clock!
Large amounts of chlorophyll, an excellent detoxifier, is present in matcha which enhances the effectiveness in the cleansing process of the body. Made from dissolving green ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼5 tea leaves, matcha ensures that you get all the natural goodness of chomping on a tea leave - without being a goat.
Sustained Energy - without the crash
Provides a sustained boost for 4-6 hours to kickstart your day. You won’t have to go back to 5 cups of coffee a day to stay awake anymore - Coffee what?
Fortifies Immune System
With matcha’s wealth of nutrients including antioxidants, it is proven to help improve the body’s defence system against bacteria and viruses. A matcha a day keeps the doctors away!
Prevents Bad Breath
Catechin, an amino acid present in matcha, possesses strong antibacterial properties. Not only does it protect your tooth enamel, it also fights against germs and bacterias to prevent bad breath (and keeps your loved ones close).