Matcha and 3 of its amazing benefits
Matcha, like other Asian specific foods, has pretty much permeated into the mainstream. And for good reason! Nothing makes my mornings better that a soy milk matcha latte. And you probably have a favorite café that sells some type of variation of this miracle green tea. And if not, after reading this article you probably will go and find one.
Better than coffee
Just like coffee, matcha has some caffeine in it. But there is less than in coffee, which might seem like a disappointment for those who need that kick. Don’t fret! Even if it doesn’t have the same high amounts of caffeine, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to wake you up in the morning as well as a cup of coffee.
This tea contains L-theanine, an antioxidant which, when mixed with caffeine, creates the energy kick you get from caffeine, without the unwanted side effects, like the jitters coffee can give you.
It’s really good for your health
Besides the L-theanine, matcha has other amazing health benefits. It is full of all the great antioxidants from green tea. The best part is, since it is a powder, it is easily absorbed by the body. It can help you lose weight, boost your brain function and help your heart as well. More details on this here.
Matcha flavored sweets? Yes, please!
The main way one usually enjoys matcha is in a drink. Be it with simply water, in a latte or in other drinks, most people consume it mixed with some type of liquid. But you can totally use it to spice up your baking as well! You can either make crepes, pancakes, cookies or any other baked good get a lovely natural green hue. Not only that, you can add it to your oatmeal in the morning, or in a smoothie, in order to bring some color in your breakfast. You can even make ice-cream, mochi or even chocolate. When it comes to cooking, the sky is the limit!
I hope I convinced you to give matcha a try some time soon. And if you are curious about healthy cooking and eating, we have a lot of articles on that topic.