Matcha Green Tea Health Benefits

Feel energized, focused and calm.

Matcha green tea boasts an abundance of health benefits and nutrients that will give you a feeling of being energized along with a feeling of complete focus and calmness (mind & body) that is both relaxing and productive.

What is Matcha Green Tea?

In it’s simplest form, Matcha green tea is pure stone ground green tea leaves. A practise that has been perfected for over 1000 years by Japanese Monks.

The whole green tea leaf is used to create the powder. So when you drink it, you consume 100% of the nutrients matcha green tea has to offer.

With regular green tea, you only consume around 20% of the nutrients.

That’s like boiling vegetables, throwing them away and just drinking the water!

Nutrient Rich Matcha

Compared to regular green tea, Matcha not only has a superior taste. The nutritional value is mind blowing! One serving of Matcha green tea has the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea. Matcha green tea also contains 136x more antioxidants than regular green tea.

  • Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Detoxifies your body naturally
  • Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Only 3 calories per 1g serving
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Naturally Boost Your metabolism and Burn Fat

Matcha green tea can help you burn up to 4x more calories a recent study has found. When consumed daily or before a workout, Matcha can have a natural and postive effect on how fast your body burns fat.

A recent study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that consuming matcha green tea can 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.

Not only does Matcha Green Tea help your body naturally burn fat up to 4x faster, it also gives your metabolism a natural boost.

Unlike most questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals with side effects, matcha green tea does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe and natural enhancement to a healthy diet and good amount of exercise.

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Matcha Vs. Coffee

A typical serving of Matcha (1g) contains roughly 25mg of caffeine and a typical cup of coffee (4g) contains over double the amount of caffeine (60mg).

Matcha is unique in the way it delivers caffeine to your body because it’s a slow release of up to 6 hours and you’ll never have the kind of crash coffee can give you. This describes the feeling perfectly:

“The caffeine hit of an espresso can be a bit like having an express train screaming through the middle of your body: a deep, powerful, jittery roar. I find the effects of matcha to be just as stimulating but in a more delicate, refined way, as if a thousand butterflies have descended on my body, beating their wings until I’m lifted, gently but resolutely, a few inches off the ground.”

If you’re interested in learning more about matcha vs coffee can read our article “matcha vs coffee” which covers it in more detail.

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RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are massively important to your health and these days you can’t read about health without antioxidants being talked about and there’s a good reason for that.

According to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity), which is the method of measuring antioxidants in food developed by the National Institute of Health.

Matcha has a ORAC rating of roughly 1300 units per gram. This makes it one of the highest among the super foods and looking at the table below, you can see that Matcha Green Tea contains more antioxidants than all of the other antioxidant-rich foods combined!

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Matcha as an ingredient

One of the most captivating and interesting facts about Matcha green tea is that it’s not just for drinking tea, in fact we typically use it as an ingredient more than drinking Matcha on it’s own.

Think lattes, smoothies, baked goods, cocktails, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream, matcha skin masks and even savory foods like pasta! Matcha green tea is a natural food colouring so the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination. Check out our recipe guide for more inspiration!

16 Simple Matcha Recipes