Many people are making the switch from coffee to matcha. While matcha is still high in caffeine, there are more benefits of drinking matcha than drinking coffee. If you need more convincing reasons to make the change, here are our top three reasons why you should make the switch.
Matcha is full of antioxidants such as catechins, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Catechins are a compound found in tea, cocoa, and berries. This compound is considered to help regulate blood pressure. Flavonoids are a compound that is more commonly found in plant-based foods and has anti-inflammatory effects, and polyphenols are known to help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Matcha is much better for your teeth and mouth than caffeine or black tea because of its high catechin properties that help prevent stains on your teeth as well as a build-up of plaque. Many dentists in Japan and other Asian countries recommend drinking matcha daily.
Matcha’s low caffeine content and beneficial components help you get clear and glowing skin, while coffee’s high content can cause physical stress, leading to breakouts and acne. Studies have shown that women who drink matcha and green tea over coffee have 25% less redness in their faces.