Matcha is the new kale. Just kidding, kale will always be kale and a true love in our lives but matcha is taking center stage for good reason. It just so happens that we combined two of the most powerful foods on Earth, bringing you two hard-to-come-by all-stars in a ready-to-consume formula. It’s time to shine a light on the newest member of the family, Japanese matcha.
High in ORAC
High quality matcha is stone-ground into a fine powder, which effectively maintains the integrity of its delicate nutritional profile. Hailed for its high ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity, which is a measure of antioxidant levels), it is known to have one of the highest values in the world of super foods… coming in at 1348 units per gram. To put this in perspective, ONE serving of matcha has as many antioxidants as TEN glasses of green tea. This is important to know, and reason enough to incorporate into our diet daily because antioxidants are chemical compounds found naturally in certain foods that fight aging and chronic disease.
Good Source of EGCg
Green tea used to be considered one of the healthiest things to consume as a beverage regularly, and the word “EGCg” was tossed around quite a bit. EGCg is actually a special class of antioxidants that aren’t found in other foods and are regarded for their ability to protect you from UV rays, radiation, chemicals and pollution by shielding the body from free radicals. Matcha is especially potent due to the fact that 60% of the catechins (antioxidants) are EGCg. Sip on our Japanese matcha elixir daily to naturally restore your bodily systems. It might even help with bad breath and fat loss! More on that coming soon.
Japanese matcha has a rich history and a plethora of other health benefits that we will explore (and can’t wait to share with you!) every Monday for #MondayMatchaMadness. We can’t guarantee that you will look younger but we can bet that you will feel better, be more alert, and exude an effortless sense of ease!