5 benefits of replacing coffee with matcha

Many people are keen to drink coffee at the beginning of their day because it contains caffeine that provides them with energy and activity to carry out their daily tasks, but some suffer from the side effects that they may cause, such as stress and affecting the heartbeat.

Therefore, nutrition experts advise replacing coffee with another source of caffeine, such as matcha tea, which is the purest type of green tea rich in essential compounds such as antioxidants, polyphenols and beta-carotene.

It also contains caffeine, which helps to feel energized as well.

Matcha has risen in popularity recently, and has increased in demand in restaurants and cafes, where it is served as a cold or hot drink 

Health benefits 

According to the medically approved website Healthline, there are five proven benefits of matcha:

1. Antioxidant Absorption - Antioxidants help prevent cell damage and reduce the risk of some chronic diseases including Parkinson's disease and dementia.

2. Liver Protection - Green tea extract can reduce liver enzymes which are a sign of liver damage

3. BOOSTS BRAIN FUNCTION - Attention, reaction time and memory have been shown to improve with regular matcha consumption

4. Lowering Cholesterol - Matcha can reduce “bad cholesterol”, reducing the risk of heart disease

5. Weight loss - green tea can boost metabolism and increase energy expenditure

How to drink matcha 

There are many different ways to eat matcha, they are easy to prepare and the way to prepare it is similar to the way you prepare coffee.

All you have to do is add matcha powder to any hot drink instead of the usual dose of coffee. Some cafes and restaurants also offer matcha powder in different flavors such as lemon, cocoa, and honey.

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