New to the world of matcha and still need convincing that matcha green tea is the healthier option? Here are five reasons to replace your daily cup of coffee with matcha:
Studies show that matcha contains more antioxidants than spinach, blueberries and chocolate. It’s full of flavonoids, polyphenols, catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been linked to several health benefits.
Coffee is known for staining tooth enamel and causing bad breath. It’s no secret that matcha won’t leave behind residue to stain your teeth, but it will also freshen your breath by fighting bacteria that causes plaque making it the perfect addition to your oral hygiene regimen.
No Crash or Jitters
Most of us are familiar with the caffeine high that coffee provides. A blast of energy at the beginning combined with jitters, nervousness, crash and sometimes hunger pangs.
Matcha creates a calm and focused energy with less caffeine. The caffeine from matcha combined with L-theanine slows down the body’s absorption of caffeine creating alertness and consistent energy for three to five hours.
Easier to Make
Due to its powder form, matcha is easier to make. It takes about 30 seconds to make a great cup of matcha. On the other hand, coffee could take at least 7-15 minutes. If you want to make a great cup of brewed coffee, it needs to be measured, ground, steeped or steamed and sometimes there are machines involved.
Better for your skin
Not only does matcha nurture the inside of your body, it also works wonders for your skin. When mixed with water and applied to the skin, matcha’s antibacterial properties has the capability to clear acne and give skin a natural glow.
So, trade in that cup of morning coffee! Your body will thank you sipping a clean, healthy and green cup of energy!