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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.