Coffee has become the most popular drinks in America. According to the statistics, some 83% of American adults are drinking coffee – making the country the largest consumer. The average is three cups of coffee a day per person; or 587 million cups of coffee consumed each day.
Here’s 5 reasons why it’s time you traded your coffee for matcha tea!
1. Avoid Potential Weight Problems and the Caffeine Crash
Even though everyone has become addicted to their morning rush, there are many negative aspects to coffee. Coffee gives you a burst of adrenaline, and then leaves you crashed later on. It also causes a spike in insulin (which is linked to gaining weight), and it can give many people the munchies. Matcha provides a cleaner burst of energy and contains just a quarter of the caffeine. So it does’t leave you with any of the crashes, jitters, or insulin spikes of coffee.
The 25mg of caffeine in matcha binds with the phytonutrients in the drink to slow down the caffeine absorption process. It can take between three and six hours to fully absorb the caffeine.
2. Banish Bad Coffee Breath
No one enjoys the bad breath that can come with coffee. Plus all that acid is doing long-term damage to the body. Matcha can stop bacteria before it becomes an issue and prevents the buildup of plaque. This presents a great way to stay healthy and improve your dental hygiene. If left untreated, dental hygiene problems can quickly become bigger issues and lead to death.
3. That Matcha Glow
Matcha green tea is a great natural healer, whether you need it to heal skin tags, acne, aging, or some other ailment. It keeps your skin clean and healthy through antioxidants and other antibacterial properties.
4. Renew and Protect
Matcha green tea contains catechins, antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and eplgallocatechin gilate (EGCG), all of which keep the body protected from diseases and chemicals.
- Studies have shown that EGCG can inhibit the development of breast cancer cells in test tubes and living animals
- Other animal and clinical studies into EGCG suggest that it could play an important role in cancer prevention
5. Inflammation is the Enemy
Matcha green tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory, unlike coffee; which makes inflammation worse. This is why matcha is a great drink for everyone who has inflammation problems (that’s everyone, by the way). One of the most potent anti-inflammatories in the drink is the EGCG.
EGCG has been shown to inhibit prostaglandin E2 (an inflammatory) production. Patients struggling with osteoarthritis, bursitis, and rheumatoid arthritis all stand to benefit from matcha tea. Many patients suffering from arthritic problems report feeling better when taking EGCG, which plays an important part in their specific diet, supplementation, and exercise therapy program.
Given all the benefits that matcha green tea has compared to coffee, the choice becomes obvious. It gives you better breath, has better anti-aging properties, prevents diseases, doesn’t cause insulin spikes and potential weight gain, is an anti-inflammatory, and provides clean energy. If you know someone who drinks a lot of coffee and has is suffering from these negative effects, then why don’t you show them this article? They’ll be sure to thank you after they make the switch!