Matcha Versus Coffee – In a cage fight who would win?

Why You should drink Matcha instead of CoffeeWe love coffee as much as the next person, but we’ve been replacing coffee on many mornings (and afternoons too!) with the healthy boost of energy found in Organic Matcha Green Tea.

What’s great about coffee? We’ll it’s become a daily habit for most of us, and our parents and their parents drank it and so it is a strong part of our culture. We have fond memories of meeting and chatting over a cup of joe. This is who we are. Coffee does have a high level of anti-oxidants, so it has that going for it.

Prop 65 sign at Starbucks informing customers of the danger of Acrylamide

Tall Latte with a side of cancer? No thank you!

What’s Bad About Coffee? The process of roasting the beans, AND the process of brewing coffee changes the food on the molecular level, creating something called Acrylamide. Acrylamide, is a Group 2A carcinogen according to the World Health Organization, and all coffee shops in California are mandated to have a sign stating the danger of acrylamide “This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

Why is Matcha a better choice than coffee?

Matcha is never cooked, roasted, or even heated in the process of making the tea or the drink. The leaves are all stone ground by hand, and the traditional process of making a cup of Matcha tea only adds hot water. There is no Acrylamide or any other carcinogen in Matcha. A recent study shows that drinking a cup of Organic Matcha green tea gives you a longer-lasting energy boost than a cup of coffee. Nutritionists say it’s because green tea contains compounds called flavonoids – these compounds promote focus and calmness. You get a sustained energy boost, better focus, and your drinking a green superfood! There are a lot of health benefits.

How does Matcha compare to coffee and other anti-oxidant rich foods?

The ORAC values of the following foods are rated very high and are worth considering in your diet for your overall health and well-being. ORAC is an abbreviation for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and was developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore.

ORAC units measure the antioxidant capacity of foods. The higher, the better.

It is widely believed that high antioxidant foods help greatly to lower the risks of cancer, degeneration, and disease.

ORAC UNITS PER GRAM:

  • Organic Matcha Green Tea – 1384
  • Brewed Coffee – 245
  • Pomegranate – 105
  • Acai Berries – 60
  • Broccoli – 31

More reasons: Where the caffeine in Matcha forms bonds with numerous nutrients so that it enters the bloodstream in a time-release fashion, leading to a steady level energy over 3-6 hours. Matcha is good for your oral health, and does not give you “coffee breath.” And if all of this isn’t enough to convince you, Dr. Oz says everyone should be drinking it!

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