Any Instagram addicts out there might have seen smokin' hot girls (and guys!) donning bright green stripes across their cheeks. Well, Eatcleantea are the brand behind it.
Their super high quality matcha powder is on another level (and we've tried a lot of them!). It's got 137 x more antioxidants than green tea, it tastes damn delicious, AND it's an epic colour! We've found it's great for a pre-workout or a pick-me-up, as it gives you long-lasting energy. And that's not all – it boosts your metabolism, aids fat burning, gives you beautiful, clear skin and detoxifies your body.
Each pack retails at £17.95, and there's one in each and every Felix Box, AS WELL as a frother! You lucky things, you.
Here's why you need it in your life...
It gives you slow release, long lasting energy without the crash (and sometimes jitters) that coffee does. Here you go, have a graph:
According to The American Journal of Nutrition, drinking matcha can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8-10% to between 35-43%. Basically it speeds up your metabolism, because...science.
Matcha is packed with WAY more antioxidants than any other superfood. Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents – they're chemical compounds that prevent ageing and chronic diseases = win. And matcha contains a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins (in particular ECGg), which aren’t found in other foods. Double win. They provide potent cancer-fighting properties, and counteract the effects of free radicals from the likes of pollution, UV rays, radiation, and chemicals. Hello clear skin and healthy insides.
Matcha has up to five times more L-Theanine than tea – a rare amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation and well-being. While stress can induce beta waves which cause an excited and agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. So that's a tick for concentration and clarity (perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up).
ALL THE NUTRIENTS
Unlike green tea, matcha contains the whole leaf. Why's that a good thing? Because you get 100% of the benefits. Eatcleantea explain it like this: if you were boiling broccoli for dinner, it would be like throwing the broccoli out of the pan and drinking the water – you're chucking away most of the nutrients. But not when you drink the whole leaf. Can't argue with that.
Whether you're wanting to cut down on coffee or cram more nutrients into your diet, we think you'll love this product. We're 100% #TeamMatcha.