Did you know your morning caffeine boost could help you burn calories too? Even more than other caffeinated drinks like coffee or regular tea beverages, matcha supports your metabolism while providing healthy antioxidants. (Is there anything this superfood can’t do?!)
What’s so special about matcha? The answer is catechins, which are a super class of antioxidant that help fight bacteria and infections. One specific catechin in matcha plays an especially important role in increasing metabolism. It’s called the EGCG catechin, or epigallocatechin gallate. In fact, the concentration of EGCG in matcha is 137 times greater than your average green tea.
As an added bonus, caffeine has a synergistic effect with the catechins in matcha to further promote calorie-burning. However, for the die-hard coffee drinkers out there, consider this: unlike coffee, there is not enough caffeine in matcha to promote cortisol (the fat storage hormone) production and excretion.
Drinking matcha is a simple and delicious way to rev up your metabolism and keep you going all day long at less than 3 calories per serving. Cheers to that!