With 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea, 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice and 9 times the beta carotene of spinach it is most definitely in my top ten ‘must have’ food picks.
If you have secretly always wanted a superpower as a kid make this your superpower secret. Matcha is drunk as a fine powder and can be added to smoothies, juices, yogurts or drank as a shot. I mix it into a bottle of water and carry it with me all day. It also curbs sugar cravings and can also help with weight loss.
But for quality choose wisely and do your homework. There are a lot of cowboys out there trying to sell matcha cheaply and in bulk but look closely at the ingredients and on some of them you will even find rice bran solubles forming the bulk of main ingredients so please aboid these offers. I always go to www.matcha.ie where you can choose from 3 different strengths depending on your needs.
Drinking matcha just once a day can boost your metabolism by 35-43% . I always take a shot of matcha before a workout as it can increase fat oxidation.
How can one drink do so much I hear you say? Well to me matcha is magic. It has helped me enormously in my fight against depression and anxiety because it calms the nervous systems and has so many antioxidants.
Try replacing your morning cup of coffee with matcha and watch your skin, nails, hair, energy levels and focus improve.
TOP TEN BENEFITS AT A GLANCE:
1. Energy levels
2.Skin, hair, nails
4. Lowers blood pressure
5. Boosts metabolism
6. Full of antioxidants
7. Prevents from UV damage
8. Improved memory and Longevity
10. Protection against Heart Disease and Diabetes
Here are a couple of short videos where I show you how I make my matcha: