Matcha – The Heavyweight of Superfoods
When it comes to superfoods, matcha isn't just a contender, it holds the heavyweight title! Delicious, vibrant, plant-based, and packed with vital nutrients, matcha does it all! Keep reading to find out why matcha is considered by many to be the GOAT.
Matcha has the most antioxidants of any superfood.
Here's a quick comparison from just one teaspoon of matcha.
• Six times the antioxidants in goji berries
• Seven times the antioxidants in dark chocolate
• 16 times more antioxidants than blueberries
• 60 times the antioxidants found in spinach
• Matcha contains 137 times more EGCGs than found in regular green tea.
Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid known as the adaptogen of neurotransmitters. Though matcha contains roughly 70 mg of caffeine per teaspoon, the L-Theanine makes this buzz feel a lot smoother than with coffee.
• L-Theanine lowers anxiety
• L-Theanine promotes the release of seratonin and dopamine
• L-Theanine controls the absorption of caffeine for stable, clean, and extended energy without the jitters or crashing
Matcha helps fight redness and inflammation, oily skin, and aging. The EGCgs and tannins in matcha protect you from UV rays while shrinking pores and helping with skin elasticity. Antioxidants fight free radicals and keep you looking younger.
• Mix with honey for an easy DIY Matcha Mask
EGCg and caffeine work together to burn calories. Drinking matcha before your day of activities or workouts can increase the results from your efforts, leading to big rewards with sustained use.
• Matcha uses fat as an energy source
• Green tea catechins ignite your body's thermogenic fat burning mechanism.
Chlorophyll and Polyphenols
Shade-growing matcha causes excess chlorophyll production. The antioxidants in Matcha are 60% polyphenol catechins.
• Chlorophyll helps detoxify your body
• Polyphenols help with arthritis and slow the destruction of cartilage
Matcha is a true superfood with benefits that seem too good to be true without having experienced them first-hand. We've found that adding matcha into our daily routines has resulted in a snowball effect, where we feel better and better every day with prolonged use. Let us know your experience in the comments section below!