Yesterday I wrote about what matcha green tea is, but didn’t touch on why it’s good for you. Today, I’ll explore a couple of the health benefits of matcha green tea. You might assume that since matcha green tea is essentially just green tea, its benefits would be the same, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
Because matcha green tea requires you to stir entire ground leaves into the water rather than removing them after steeping, your body is obtaining all of the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that you would otherwise be throwing away. Don’t think that this increases the caloric count of the tea either, because matcha green tea has virtually no calories, making it the perfect choice for anyone who’s on a diet or trying to lose weight.
Matcha green tea is an excellent drink to consume before any workout, ideally around 30 minutes prior. Matcha is a natural energy booster that does contain more caffeine than a regular cup of green tea (though less than a cup of coffee) but it won’t give you any of the negative side effects or nervous, jittery energy from drinking coffee.
If you’re looking to lose weight, matcha can help with that as well. Matcha green tea is a natural appetite suppressant and it speeds up the body’s metabolism too. Drinking a cup half way through the day will help tide you over until lunch or dinner and help you burn calories as well.
These are just a few of the health benefits of matcha green tea that I thought would appeal to you guys the most since my blog focuses a lot on losing weight and getting in shape. If you would like me to dive a little deeper into the health benefits matcha green tea provides, let me know!