Matcha is healthy AF

A lot of websites and sellers would have you believing that matcha will solve everything from an upset stomach to cancer. Well, here we like evidence based science.

Matcha is indeed AMAZINGLY healthy; it just won’t cure cancer with one sip.

Here are some scientifically proven health benefits of matcha:

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1. Antioxidant rich 

Matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than a low-grade variety of green tea and up to 3 times more antioxidants than other high-quality green teas.

Get in ma belly!


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2. Healthy weight

A compound in matcha called EGCG [epigallocatechin gallate] has been shown to boost metabolism.

Metabolism boosting… who doesn’t love an extra boost?

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3. Sustained energy and focus

Matcha is absorbed and released slowly by the body. A cup of matcha can improve your levels of alertness, concentration and focus for between 3-6 hours without the caffeine spike.

You telling me some people say this is better than coffee? (BTW yes!)


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4. Stress relief

It has been shown that L-theanine, a unique amino acid found in high quantity in Matcha, provides therapeutic benefits for those who suffer from anxiety and stress.

Especially perfect when its just one of those days. You know exactly what we are talking about. Or, maybe you just love feeling ZEN at all times?


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5. Healthy heart

Green tea consumption helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Who doesn’t love the sound of that, need we say more?

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If you would like to learn more about the benefits of matcha, we’ve compiled a list of references for you:

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