It seems like matcha tea is everywhere lately, but it’s not to be confused with green tea. Matcha undergoes a completely different farming process and comes in a powered form instead of loose leaves which makes it more concentrated. If you haven’t given it a try, here’s why you are missing out:
1. Boosts Energy.
Since matcha is more concentrated than green tea, it contains up to three times the amount of caffeine. If you are looking for a way to cut back on your coffee intake, then a few cups of matcha can do the trick.
2. Strengthens Immune System.
Matcha contains various antioxidants, polyphenols, EGCG, L-theanine which collectively contribute in boosting your immune system and help protect against various antigens.
3. Detoxifies Your Body.
Matcha contains chlorophyll, which is an excellent detoxifier that helps in cleansing the blood. It aids in maintaining the alkalinity of blood and tissues. Chlorophyll also helps in preventing the association of harmful toxins with colon walls and flushes them out of the body.
4. Boosts Metabolism.
Matcha contains a compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which has been shown to boost metabolism and stop the growth of fat cells. A great reason to have a cup before you hit the gym!
5. It’s Quick and Easy to Make.
Since matcha comes in a powder form, it’s easy to make by simply stirring it into hot liquid. If you are feeling creative, you can try whipping up a matcha latte with your favorite nut milk or even add the powder to your smoothies.