Most of Americans would say that “there is nothing like a good cup of Joe in the morning” and they might be right but I definitely prefer Matcha over coffee. Here’s why:
Have you heard of coffee jitters? That is exactly what coffee is all about. As soon as you drink it, caffeine rushes into your blood stream and central nervous system. It starts off with a blast, and ends in a crash. Coffee causes spikes in adrenaline, glucose and insulin levels, which cause jitteriness, nervousness, and, it makes you hungry.
Matcha, in contrast, creates calm alertness with just a quarter the caffeine than coffee. The 25 mg of caffeine bind with the phytonutrients in Matcha, especially L-theanine in a way that slows the body’s absorption of the caffeine which eliminates spikes and crashes. No adrenal or glucose spikes and no need for pastries; it satiates like nothing else, making it the perfect treat for anyone worried about their weight.
After brushing and flossing Matcha is your teeth’s best friend as it kills the bacteria that causes plaque. Do you prefer coffee breath and enamel staining? Don’t think so.
Have you noticed the skin of hardcore coffee drinkers? Matcha helps clear up acne and it has been used for centuries by Japanese women as a facial mask. Matcha’s antibacterial properties help to give skin a natural glow.
Matcha has more antioxidants that gojiberries, dark chocolate, pecans, blueberries and spinach combined! It is packed with catechins, flavonoids, and polyphenols, especially the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been linked to so many health benefits and has therapeutic applications to the treatment of so many disorders, including cancer.
The myth is that Matcha is difficult to make but we are here to debunk that myth. All you need is to scoop a teaspoon of sifted Matcha into cup, add hot water and froth. In 30 seconds or less you will be enjoying a great cup of green goodness assuming you are using great Matcha (there are lots of low quality green tea powders out there). Coffee, on the other and, needs to be measured, freshly ground, then steeped or steamed, using a variety of complicated and expensive machinery. And then you have to wait for that contraption to do its job.
We are not saying that you should give up coffee although after giving Matcha a try you might and because there are no known side effects to drinking Matcha in a regular basis, you have nothing to lose other than jittery mornings, stained teeth and bad breath.
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Who doesn't like a big cup of hot cocoa topped with some marshmallows? I think this combination is very popular during this time of the year. Snowy, cold days are the perfect opportunity to just sit next to your fireplace and enjoy a sweet treat.
Well, that is until you discover Matcha...