Matcha is literally bursting with goodness! Here are some of our favourite (and wonderfully surprising) benefits of Matcha!
The Queen of Green
Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity (ORAC)
Let’s talk superfoods!
We’re all doing our best to consume them, as we continue to find them in all different very wonderful places!
And we can happily and confidently say that Matcha is the ultimate superfood. Here’s why..
Score is ORAC units per gram
Source: ORAC Analysis on Matcha Green Tea: Brunswick Laboratories
The ORAC test compares different foods for their antioxidant potency.
For which, Matcha has a staggering 1,573 units! This makes it one of the highest among the superfoods.
This proves Matcha is the perfect everyday drink, packed with delicious goodness.
And is truly the Queen of Greens!
High in Antioxidants
Matcha is bursting with antioxidants! With a mighty 1,573 ORAC units per gram, it tops the charts. It even has 137x more antioxidants than green tea.
The L-Theanine in Matcha will leave you feeling a happy bunny. It helps to produce dopamine and serotonin which will improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
The “jitters” and quick crash experienced with coffee is non existent with Matcha. A form of caffeine known as theophylline causes the slower release of energy giving you a prolonged boost.
Aids in Weight Loss
Matcha is known for boosting metabolism, and in turn burning fat!
The mighty L-Theanine in Matcha induces alpha waves in your brain. This not only promotes alertness and focus, but aids your body to produce dopamine which in turn improves your concentration.
The catechins in Matcha work to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, especially catechins. Its’ most powerful catechin is EGCG which fights off various viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
Matcha contains the infamous power duo of L-Theanine and caffeine. The caffeine will keep you focussed and alert, and the L-Theanine will induce a state of relaxation on the brain. This will leave you in a state of relaxed alertness.
Did you know.....
Whilst Matcha is often overshadowed by Green Tea, it is actually more powerful...
1 serving of Matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of brewed green tea
Matcha has significantly more caffeine than green tea, increasing your energy levels
Matcha is abundant in a rare amino acid called L-Theanine which is known to induce a state of relaxation on the brain
Matcha contains upto 5 times more L-Theanine than other black and green teas