Benefits of Matcha
It is no secret that Matcha has gained quite a bit of popularity in the world lately! From bright green Starbucks lattes to velvety matcha powders sold at your favorite grocery store, I’m sure you’ve seen it advertised all over. But what exactly is matcha? We’d love to give you a breakdown of exactly what it is, what health benefits it is known for, and some unique ways you can indulge in it.
What Exactly Is Matcha?
Matcha is easily recognizable for its vibrant green color, but many people don’t really know much about it. Matcha is a powdered version of green tea that originated in Japan. It is considered a superfood, making it very prevalent in today’s health-focused culture.
Many people love matcha for its earth flavor as well as its overall versatility, but more importantly, it has gained so much acclaim recently due to its many health benefits.
What Is Matcha Known For?
As a superfood, matcha has undoubtedly taken the world by storm. With its numerous health benefits, people have really invested in including it in their daily routines.
According to Forbes Health, matcha is especially beneficial in the following ways:
- Helps improve cardiovascular health
- Is rich in antioxidants
- May have cancer-fighting effects
- May help with weight loss
- Helps with overall skin health
Additionally, matcha is known for being rich in fiber and full of catechins that can help boost metabolism, reduce inflammation, and provide a more stable energy than that of caffeinated coffee. The caffeine release in coffee is very quick, which often results in a spike in energy followed by a crash, whereas matcha, on the other hand, has a much slower release of caffeine to help you stay energized longer without the crash.
How Can I Indulge in Matcha?
Are you interested in adding matcha into your diet but not sure how? Truly, there are so many ways to include matcha into your routine. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Traditional Matcha Tea
Especially if you are a tea lover, the simplest way to include matcha in your daily routine is to make yourself a cup of traditional Japanese matcha tea. Simply take a serving of matcha powder and whisk it with hot water to start your morning with a cozy cup of tea that will keep you energized for the day.
Yummy Matcha Lattes or Smoothies
If you’re looking for something a little fancier or heartier, you can certainly create or purchase a unique variety of matcha drinks. Most of your local coffee shops will feature hot, creamy matcha lattes as well as smooth, refreshing smoothies or frappuccinos. The earthy flavor of matcha blends beautifully with milk (traditional milk as well as almond, soy, and oat milk) to give you endless options for a nutritious beverage that can either start your day off right or give you a little mid-day boost.
Tasty Matcha Desserts
Matcha is not only a flavor that can be found in drinks. You can easily infuse this delicious flavor into a variety of tasty treats. Maja is proud to offer this Matcha Sugar Cookie Mix that can really help you elevate your dessert game. Our mix is vegan, gluten-free, free of the top 14 allergens, and made without any artificial flavorings or preservatives. Amazing, right?
Featuring ceremonial grade matcha from Golde.co, we know this mix will provide you with countless matcha-flavored baked goods that you and your loved ones will absolutely devour. Try out a few of our matcha-inspired recipes from our Recipe Box!
We know you will not regret adding a little matcha into your life, and we sure hope you appreciate its taste and health benefits as much as we do!