Why am I drinking matcha? I open my laptop, ready to conquer the day with my planner to my right, bottle of water in front and an appetising cappuccino to my left. Hang on. My usual dosage of caffeine has turned green. It tastes sweet but with an earthy twang, nothing like my delightful demitasse. So you’re thinking, ‘why am I drinking matcha’ then?
After a few attempts, my taste buds have succumbed to love matcha lattes. Here’s a few main health benefits of the green tea powder and answers to why am I drinking matcha.
Packed with antioxidants
Did you know that one serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea? According to Matcha Source, ‘When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. This means, the more antioxidants you consume the better equipped your body is to fighting off infections and diseases.
Matcha boosts metabolism and burns fat. Matcha Source says, ‘Matcha does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe alternative to questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals ridden with side effects.’
Slow releasing energy
It’s a splurge of energy but without the jitters. Unlike coffee, which tends to you a quick energy fix, matcha releases energy throughout your day. Whether you are working out, powering through work or busy with errands, matcha is a great alternative to drink, alongside a healthy diet, for slow realising energy.
Relaxes the mind
The earthy green powder includes L-Theanine. According to Natural Living Ideas, ‘L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other “downers.”’
Detoxifies the body
Another superfood plant based powder is Chlorophyll. It’s an excellent detoxifier which helps in cleansing the blood and is made up in matcha. Organic Facts says, ‘Chlorophyll also helps in preventing the association of harmful toxins with colon walls and flushes them out of the body.’
If that hasn’t inspired you to try drinking matcha, then what are you waiting for? Try it for yourself. Buy online from Mighty Matcha or order it at Starbucks. I like mine with soya milk and a lil sweetener.
What’s your favourite?