Matcha – About 3 calories per 1 g serving
Matcha is a form of green tea that has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. The leaves are ground into a fine powder, providing several nutritional benefits:
- Antioxidants compounds like polyphenols and catechins, including EGCG, which support the immune system as well as clear, radiant skin.
- Fiber for digestive regularity, improved blood sugar stability for energy and better cardiovascular health.
- Amino acids like l-theanine which help you concentrate and stay alert while also staying calm and level-headed.
- Sustained energy from about 25 mg of caffeine per serving, balanced by l-theanine to prevent a sudden crash later on.
- Weight management assistance thanks to caffeine and EGCG, which support a healthy metabolism to burn calories around the clock.
- Vitamins A and E to further fortify the immune system to help the body fight off illness and keep the skin glowing.
- Extra chlorophyll to promote the removal of toxins thanks to the plants spending part of the growing process in the shade.
Matcha is considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. This tea can be enjoyed by:
- Individuals looking to better manage their weight as part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Individuals dealing with common skin issues, like acne.
- Individuals in need of an energy boost that won’t make then jittery or sleepy later on.
- Individuals wanting to further support their immune system during cold and flu season.
Matcha grown in China should be avoided by children due to the possible presence of lead. Japanese matcha, grown in areas like Kyushi, Nishio and Shizuoka is safe to consume. The HealthyTokyo lineup of matcha products is produced in this region. Women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding and anyone diagnosed with diabetes shouldn’t drink matcha without first consulting with their physician due to the caffeine content and its impact on blood sugar levels.
Enjoy matcha powder:
- The traditional way, combined with hot water.
- Mixed into your morning yogurt or oatmeal.
- Added to the batter for baked goods.
- Combined with seasonings like ground sesame to flavor meat, fish or tofu.
- Blended into hummus for a savory vegetable dip.
Nutritional Analysis by HealthyTokyo.
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