Matcha green tea is known as the world’s most powerful tea, and rightly so! Why choose matcha green tea over coffee? This is why. Matcha green tea is one of the highest rated superfoods according to the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method, and is an amazing energy booster.
It contains around 60mg of caffeine per 1 tsp. serving which makes it ideal as a pre-workout beverage. Matcha not only increases energy and focus, without the racing heart, caffeine crash and jitters associated with coffee, but it also increases metabolism, assisting in burning calories at a higher rate.
Matcha green tea is an incredible immunity booster, containing over 100 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. The powerful antioxidants such as catechin EGCg (epigallocatechin) found in this superfood are known to fight free radicals and prevent cancer. Matcha also contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K as well as beneficial trace minerals. Even though it boosts energy and increases focus, assisting in dopamine and serotonin levels, the amino acid, L-Theanine found in matcha green tea also has a calming affect on the brain which aids in restful sleep.
Matcha’s vibrant green color is a result of its high chlorophyll content making it an excellent detoxifier, helping to remove heavy metals and toxins from the body, as well as an oxygen booster. It has also been shown to have beneficial effects on lowering cholesterol levels when consumed regularly, lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), and boosting good cholesterol (HDL).
Always choose an organic premium quality Japanese matcha green tea powder, add a serving to your daily routine as a delicious pick me up or pre-workout drink, and reap the benefits of this powerful superfood. You will find many delicious matcha green tea recipes in my book, “Live Simply Plant Based”.
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