Matcha Or Coffee: Which drink gives you a healthier energy boost
Question… Is the matcha hype real and does it outperform coffee?
So you’ve decided to get on the healthy train and keep hearing about this powerful, healthy green tea drink called matcha. Your friends and family members post pictures with it online, you see your co-workers drinking it instead of coffee for that much needed energy boost. So the question is.. Is matcha really better than coffee?
Let's start by examining coffee:
Coffee is easier to find with the believe that a couple cups of coffee will keep you energized throughout the day
Coffee has that aroma chasing scent that coffee lovers can’t ignore
Coffee has history on its side when it comes to choosing a caffeinated beverage
A homemade standard coffee can sometimes be cheaper than a high quality organic ceremonial grade matcha
Let’s examine the benefits Of matcha
Ever notice yourself feeling a sense of calm and alertness when consuming matcha? What you're experiencing is the benefits of an amino acid called L-Theanine. Although coffee wins in the caffeine battle, it’s the combination of theanine and caffeine content in matcha that provides a longer and sustained energy boost without the jitters and crash. This also leads to an improvement of alertness and concentration.
Score: Matcha - 1 Coffee - 0
The Leader Of Antioxidants
When it comes to antioxidants, matcha sits at the head of the table. Matcha packs a powerful punch when it comes to the amount of antioxidants it contains. Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than your regular green tea. In fact, one cup of matcha is the equivalent of 10 cups of regular green teas. This amazing amount of antioxidants helps in protecting you against diseases, and the effects of aging, something coffee doesn't do as well as matcha.
Clean Caffeine Experience
Coffee caffeine jitters, crashes.. sigh... If you're a coffee drinker than you've unfortunately experienced this. Matcha green tea contains caffeine just like coffee except there's one major difference. The slow release of caffeine. This slow release from matcha gives you a feeling of calmness and relaxation.
Conclusion: Matcha is by far a healthier alternative to coffee. The health benefits and smooth taste of a quality organic matcha far outweigh the benefits and taste of coffee.
Bonus Pro Tip: Follow these steps to quickly win and end your next debate against a coffee lover
Step 1: Pause and take a sip of your matcha latte (Try matcha with almond or coconut milk)
Step 2: Lift your pinky up to the sky
Step 3: Pass them a piece of gum, wink, and tell the coffee lover to buckle up and enjoy the jitters… hahaha