Why is a glass of matcha green tea so much better than fruit juice?
Even the freshest squeezed fruit juices in their purest form, without any added sugar, are full of natural sugars. While these are undoubtedly better than the highly processed sugars found in soft drinks, the actual sugar content within fruit juice is comparable to that in a soft drink. For example, a glass of pure orange juice contains just one gram less of sugar than does a glass of coca-cola. Grape juice actually contains MORE sugar than its equivalent amount of coke.
Matcha, on the other hand, is pure green tea leaves in powdered form. Mixed with water and no added sugar, it has NO sugar content – it is the perfect guilt-free, sugar-free beverage.
Just one glass of matcha gives its drinker the equivalent of ten glasses of green tea in terms of antioxidant content, making it one of the most potent antioxidants known – and not only promotes weight loss, but contains compounds that offer protection to the body from ageing, cholesterol, inflammation, and even cancer.
Even better than a cup of coffee, matcha is high in caffeine – yet it does't bring with it the unpleasant effects of caffeine such as jitters that are so common with coffee intake. Thanks to its L-Theanine, it is actually very calming while promoting alertness and a physical boost. There is no better wake-up drink for the morning, or way to combat the mid-afternoon slump, than a glass of matcha.
Antioxidants are just the tip of the nutritional iceberg when it comes to matcha tea. This superfood is also abundant in its levels of various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and proteins. These chemicals offer calming qualities and are also great for the metabolism of protein. Additionally, matcha contains no calories, fats, sodium, or cholesterol. It is one hundred percent vegan, and improved brain and digestive functions, controls blood sugar, and enhances energy levels. Even better, this drink is the perfect detox beverage – eliminating toxins such as chemicals and heavy metals which can build up in the body.
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