Bianca Kamhi, Holistic Health & Accountability Coach
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a drink in the morning that gives you energy, tastes delicious and also happens to be packed with tons of vitamins? If only that existed - oh but wait, it does!
Matcha is that magic drink that we are all after. Aside from the many antioxidants it contains, the energy boost it provides, its weight loss kick and detoxifying elements, the nutritional facts of matcha are astounding!
Matcha is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, and B-complex vitamins.
These vitamins are crucial components for a healthy functioning system. Vitamin B6, for example, is a nutrient that improves metabolism, digestion, oxidation, immune system function, and cell repair (aka anti-aging… which we can all raise our hands up for with major interest!)
Matcha also contains trace minerals including selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium.
Magnesium, for example, helps fight Type 2 Diabetes, may lower blood pressure, and may even help prevent migraines.
One serving of matcha green tea (½ tsp or 1 gr) contains 306mg of protein, 272mg total amino acids, and 50mg of lipids, amongst other nutrients. This miracle powder (as I like to call it) has minerals such as potassium (27mg), magnesium (2.3 mg) calcium (4.2mg), zinc (.062mg), phosphorus (3.5mg) and iron (.17mg).
To be specific, 1 gram of matcha contains vitamins A (more than 50% of the daily intake of vitamin A carotene) C, E, K, and B1, B2, B6 (B complex).
It is rich in components with antioxidant activity including polyphenols, catechins, and chlorophyll. As a comparison, matcha tea powder has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea! This is because matcha contains the whole green tea leaf finely grounded (and not a tea bag you throw away). Therefore, you get 10x more nutrients in matcha vs brewed green tea.
Check out the full list of Nutrients in 1 serving of Matcha and kick off your new ritual with 20% off on me: code Bianca20
Energy 3.24 Calories
Carbohydrates 385 mg
Tea Caffeine 25 mg
Dietary Fiber 385 mg
Theophylline 0.42 mg
ORAC Units 1384
Total Amino Acids 272 mg
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin A Carotene 595 mg
Calcium 4.2 mg
Vitamin A Retinol Equiv. 99.17 mg
Magnesium 2.3 mg
Vitamin B1 .06 mg
Potassium 27 mg
Vitamin B2 .0135 mg
Phosphorus 3.5 mg
Vitamin B6 .009 mg
Iron .17 mg
Vitamin C .6 mg
Sodium .06 mg
Vitamin E .281 mg
Zinc .063 mg
Vitamin K 29 mcg
Copper .006 mg