5 Reasons to Start Drinking Matcha

Matcha – vibrant green, earthy smelling, and delightfully bitter in taste. Although matcha has more recently become popular globally, its roots date back to centuries ago. The word matcha comes from Chinese origin. The Chinese are supposedly the first to have sipped on ground green tea leaves. I

You may be surprised to find out though that it is actually the Japanese who created the true method of the matcha we know today. The preparation of matcha was something sacred for Zen Buddhists and this tradition has been passed on for years. 

Today, if you walk into your local Starbucks, you can order a matcha latte in a variety of different ways. While this tea is absolutely delicious, it also provides a wide array of health benefits. For this reason, some people are even making the big switch from drinking coffee to drinking matcha for their early morning pick me up. If you’ve been wondering whether matcha is really worth the hype, we are going to give you 5 great reasons why drinking more matcha might be a fantastic idea!

Matcha is rich in antioxidants

The more antioxidants something we consume has, the better! Antioxidants help to fight off free radicals in the body, which is important for combatting diseases and illnesses. Matcha just so happens to be an excellent source of antioxidants and contains even more than just regular green tea! Starting the morning with a cup of this tea will be a great wellness practice and set you up for the day powerfully!

Provides you with smooth energy and less jitters than coffee

Although matcha contains caffeine, it acts differently in the body than coffee. When you drink matcha, the caffeine is released more slowly due to the wonderful amino acid, L-theanine. This type of release provides you with more steady energy, rather than a sudden jolt that coffee can provide. 

Can improve skin health

We all love a beverage that can help us glow from the inside out! Matcha contains chlorophyll which can help protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Some of the other plant compounds such as polyphenols help to calm inflammation in the body, and in turn can leave the skin less red and more glowing! Methylxanthines are another compound found in matcha, which works to promote healthy blood flow in the body! Better blood flow helps carry more nutrients and oxygen around the body, leaving you with a more radiant complexion.

It can boost your immunity

Being sick is no fun, but your daily dose of morning matcha might just be able to give you more of a chance to fight off viruses and bacteria. Matcha green tea has been shown to strengthen the immune system, particularly due to the antioxidant called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). This antioxidant is hard at work fighting off pathogens and leaving your immunity a little stronger!

It can help reduce stress and improve focus

A large part of productivity has to do with focus and feeling good. The amino acid in matcha called L-theanine can be to thank for the reduction in mental and physical stress. When L-theanine works alongside caffeine it helps you to feel more balanced. L-theanine is said to help anxiety, stress, and insomnia, while caffeine provides you with an energy boost! You can’t go wrong because you’re getting the best of both worlds.

While coffee has its own unique benefits, matcha provides a wide array of them as well! The best way to get started in drinking matcha is to experiment and start slow. Utilize matcha in different ways such as in a beverage, added to a smoothie, or sprinkled on oatmeal. Notice how it makes you feel! It’s definitely hyped up on social media and beyond, for a good reason.

Alexia Palmeri

Alexia Palmeri is a 28-year-old personal development enthusiast! She looks at life experiences as an opportunity to always learn and grow. Alexia is also a broadcast journalism graduate with a passion and knack for communications and media. She is always on the lookout for new trends on social media and keeps up to date with what's happening in the world. In her free time, Alexia enjoys socializing with family and loved ones, being in nature, cooking nourishing meals, and discovering new places to dine and adventure!

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John De Angelo February 28, 2023

Lexi, Great message. a little support about Matcha

As you mentioned, Matcha is very high in antioxidants, especially catechins. Its most powerful catechin is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

EGCG has been studied extensively in animals. It may reduce inflammation in your body, help maintain healthy arteries, and promote cell repair.

Since this is a whole leaf tea, it contains more antioxidants than tea bags (which I use to drink) or ready-to-drink products.

In one study found that I had read matcha contains up to 10 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.

Now that you offer, you will see an order from me.

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