Matcha lovers still debate that matcha has more health benefits than coffee and there are still those who can’t understand people who love matcha. What an interesting world we live in. Which exactly is better between the two?
Matcha has been described as a superfood with tons of benefits. On the other hand, coffee has been known as the best drink in the morning, as those who can’t live without coffee would suggest. The truth is, both have benefits and they do help in keeping you awake but here are some facts you might want to consider:
Matcha contributes more to your digestion than coffee
With its balanced pH levels, matcha is an ideal drink in the morning for digestion. We’re not saying coffee doesn’t, but when compared to matcha, coffee ranks lower.
Coffee is more familiar to drink than matcha’s powdery texture
Perhaps it’s because coffee is the go-to drink for many but matcha does make many people dislike it due to its texture. Both have a bitter taste if you don’t add any additional ingredients, but matcha can be grainy.
The body quickly absorbs coffee’s caffeine than matcha
This one can be a bit tricky. First, if you want a quick spike in caffeine, coffee is an effective choice than matcha, which releases caffeine at a slower pace. But there’s a reason for this and it will be explained in #4.
Matcha contains less caffeine compared to coffee
Matcha has L-theanine phytonutrient which allows the body to store caffeine for the purpose of releasing it slowly. This means a matcha drinker will be energized for a longer period of time than a coffee drinker who will only experience a temporary effect.
Coffee has less antioxidants than matcha
Coffee definitely has more antioxidants than cocoa but matcha is hailed as the queen of antioxidants. If your body is in dire need of such, matcha would be a better choice as it also has tons of health benefits.
At the end of the day, your body will have to decide which is better for its system. Trying both can be a good start and understanding their capacities will help you decide which drink best helps you in your day.