Coffee is a go-to for millions of adults for its ability to provide a caffeine rush to energize the day. However, many are turning to Matcha Tea for its sustainable energy and incredible health benefits!
Let's take a look at the comparative advantages of both coffee and matcha, starting with coffee:
- Coffee is easier to find. Coffeeshops seem to be everywhere, making coffee beverages readily accessible. While some coffeeshops sell beverages made with matcha, it is sometimes harder to find than coffee beverages.
- Coffee can be less expensive. If you're brewing a cup of standard ground coffee at home, it will often be slightly cheaper than a cup of premium matcha. However, in both instances, home brew is cheaper than a coffeeshop of cafe.
Now Let's take a look at matcha:
- Matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps your body process caffeine differently and creates a state of calm alertness. While one serving of matcha has less caffeine than coffee, it provides a less jittery, more sustained energy boost without the crash. L-Theanine also improves focus and helps your concentrate.
- Matcha contains much higher levels of antioxidants, which protect against disease and aging. At 1573 ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) units per serving, matcha is one of the very best source of antioxidants in the world!
- Matcha is superior to coffee when it comes to boosting the metabolism and burning fat by increasing thermogenesis (up to 40%), the rate at which your body burns calories.
- Matcha contains catechins, a unique type of antioxidant with potent cancer-fighting properties.
- Matcha is easier to make. No fancy French press, steam machine or appliance is required. All you need is a whisk, blender, or shaker bottle.
- Matcha provides fiber and nutrients that coffee does not, including chlorophyll, vitamin A and vitamin C.
- Unlike coffee, matcha will not leave you with unpleasant breath.