“Matcha has tons of antioxidants and boosts your metabolism,” says Bajaj. “With matcha you get extra energy without the jitteriness or edge you get from coffee. You will still get a little caffeine, but it’s so much gentler and less acidic.” Matcha is made by grinding a special type of green tea into a powder, and is then whisked in hot water (or milk) to make a nice frothy drink. Matcha helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and increase the body’s resistance to external toxins. It also contains a polyphenol called EGCG, which has been linked to weight loss and cancer prevention.
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