So, what is matcha?
Basically, it’s a concentrated form of green tea. The way that it’s grown and consumed keeps it packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. Matcha contains 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea making it a super helper for your immune system.
Matcha is also able to give you energy all day verses a burst which can make you feel jittery. It provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and relaxant. This is super helpful when you have something random thrown your way and need to pivot!
When you eat or drink matcha, it can help increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure. I bet you didn’t see that coming!
Let’s talk antioxidants… These are essential as you age to boost your body’s natural defenses against oxidation. Research shows that if you have high levels of dietary antioxidants then you’re less likely to have age-related diseases.
Matcha green tea also helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.
There are so many more health benefits but I didn’t want to overwhelm ya’ll with to much information. It’s all out there for you to look into but just based on these facts along, I am so happy to incorporate it into my daily life.
Want to know where to start? Visit a local coffee shop (I love @beanbarsc) and ask if they make matcha lattes. If yes, then definitely order it!
These are also not hard to make at home if you’d like to try your hand at it I suggest blending to get the matcha powder from clumping. I take one scoop of matcha power + 1 cup of oat milk + 1 tablespoon on maple syrup and blend in a blender until smooth. Pour over ice and enjoy!
Try it and let me know your thoughts! I would love to hear them.