Matcha: A Green Drink Like No Other

Did you know that one cup of matcha green tea has the same amount of nutritional content as 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea?

I am definitely more of a tea drinker than a coffee one! While I usually opt for the traditionally steeped early grey, green, or black tea, lately I have found myself loving matcha green tea. Unlike placing a bag of tea leaves into a pot of hot water to steep, I wisk the matcha powder directly into the hot water until it dissolves.

I always knew green tea was most common for boosting my metabolism but here are 4 health benefits that come exclusively through drinking matcha:

  1. High in Antioxidants: Drinking matcha tea provides almost 5 times the amount of antixoidants you’d receive from your daily dose of raw veggies and fresh fruits
  2. Prevents Disease: High in EGCG (and antioxidants), matcha acts a defense to the body’s immune system, contains cancer prevention properties, and protects the body from various infections.
  3. Strengthens Memory and Concentration: My memory capability is not that of a 20 year olds (as it should be). Matcha contains L-Theanine which is known for creating dopamine and serotonin. Together, these two chemicals help to improve memory and increase concentration!
  4. Enhances Energy: While everyone turns to a cup a coffee for an energy boost, I turn to Matcha. Matcha contains a form of caffeine called theophylline which is healthier than the ingredient used in regular coffee.

Posted by

My name is Tori and I am a Communication and Media Studies major. I have always been inspired by all things fashion including magazines like Cosmopolitan, movies like Devil Wears Prada, and women like Carrie Bradshaw (even though she is fiction). I want this blog to be canvas for sharing my personal style, and whatever else may come to the keyboard from health to home to beauty.

One thought on “Matcha: A Green Drink Like No Other

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s