A daily cup of Matcha can have a positive impact on energy levels and overall health. Let’s understand what this tea is and how a cup of Matcha increases energy and focus.
Unlike coffee, Matcha stimulates the nervous system more gently. This is due to the high concentration of flavonoids and L-theanine, which increases the alpha frequency range of the brain and has a relaxing effect by increasing levels of serotonin, GABA and dopamine.
Benefits of L-theanine
Research shows that L-theanine is especially helpful for stress and anxiety by increasing relaxation without causing drowsiness. These effects have been found even in a single dose of Matcha cup.
L-theanine also does some amazing things when paired with caffeine. And matcha, an amino acid, helps improve cognitive function, increase focus and alertness. So sipping Matcha is great, especially before a busy day at work or before studying.
Benefits of Matcha Tea
Positive effect on mood.
Provides sustainable energy.
Helps maintain a healthy weight.
Matcha is rich in the antioxidant catechins, a plant compound found in tea. In fact, Matcha contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants among superfoods according to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) test. This makes Matcha excellent for fighting free radicals, preventing cancer, and protecting the heart.
You can enjoy Matcha tea hot or cold and make it to your liking by lightly sweetening it with maple syrup or honey, adding fruit, or blending it into a smoothie.
Matcha tea recipe
1 tsp matcha powder;
180 ml. hot water;
milk of your choice, optional;
1 tsp agave, maple syrup or honey, optional.
Mix 30 ml. hot water from Matcha to form a thick paste. Using a bamboo whisk, beat matcha in a zigzag pattern until frothy.
Add more water, whisking vigorously to avoid lumps.
Add warm milk or sweeten as desired. You can also consume Matcha on its own along with sweets or honey.