Matcha vs Moringa
Matcha and Moringa are two of my favorite superfoods. They’re antioxidant-packed, boost some fabulous health perks, and can be made into super cozy morning beverages.
Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea, and research suggests it supports brain health and has anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and anti-inflammatory effects. It’s rich in vitamin C, the calming amino acid L-theanine, and a flurry of antioxidants (most notably, the powerful EGCG).
Known as the “miracle tree,” Moringa is native to India, and its leaves can be in salads, stews, and beyond, but usually, you’ll find Moringa available in powdered form. It is rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, protein, and various antioxidants. Some claim it is “the most nutrient-rich plant yet discovered.”
Besides, Moringa has anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-hyperglycemic, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. And it’s been used around the world for centuries to treat conditions such as anemia, anxiety, skin infections, bronchitis, and more.
Research on humans supports claims that moringa leaf powder may help those with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
When it comes to flavor, I prefer a matcha green tea latte with almond milk :). Nevertheless, Moringa contains more fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E than matcha. But matcha wins when it comes to the antioxidant EGCG and the calming amino acid L-theanine (Moringa doesn’t contain either).
The best? Why not drink both of them? Three cups of tea daily is a magic number to boost our health!
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I must say I didn’t give much credit for matcha, hot or cold, until recently when a friend introduced me to what has been my favorite beverage since then: matcha + almond milk + lots of mint leaves + ice!
I found a recipe that sums it up a bit: https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-mint-matcha-shamrock-shake/
Try it out and let me know what you think :)))
Miss you all!