What is Matcha Tea Powder?
Before we get into all the many reasons matcha pods are good for you, I'm sure many of you are asking what matcha powder is and why this green beverage is so popular.
Matcha powder is a type of tea made from the grinding of young tea leaves. To make matcha tea, matcha powder is added to boiling water and then blended using a bamboo whisk.
This process is what makes matcha tea better than normal green tea, as the whole leaf is combined into the drink and not just boiled into water and then removed.
This then means you consume the whole leaf and all of its nutrients. Unlike green tea, where you are essentially boiling the leaves and throwing the best bits away.
What also makes matcha tea so special, is that the leaves of the plant are shaded from sunlight so that the plant produces more chlorophyll before harvesting. The grinding process is also done in darkness to protect the nutrients.
Now that you know what matcha powder is, I'm sure you are asking 'are matcha pods good for you? And are they better than regular powder? The answer is yes and this article outlines the top 5 reasons why.
5 Reasons Matcha Pods are Good For You
Easy to Use
When asking the question 'are matcha pods good?', the first reason to say yes is the convenience of the pod. Yes, matcha powder has many health benefits but first we have to talk about the pod it self.
Rejuvenation water's Nespresso compaitble matcha pods are super easy and convenient to use. Unlike when using regular matcha powder, there is no need to faff with a bamboo whisk. You can just pop the Nespresso matcha pod in your Nespresso machine and get perfect green matcha every time.
Can Help You Lose Weight
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is a plant compound that has many benefits to your health. EGCG acts as a potent antioxidant in the body that may protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.
EGCG has also been known to boost your metabolism and burning fat cells. This will therefore aid in weight loss, making it a great daily beverage to have on your weight loss journey.
Drinking Matcha is Good For Your Skin
Matcha pods are good for improving your skins overall complexion.
This is because matcha is extremely high in vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production, giving your skin a natural plumping and glow.
Rejuvenation water’s Nespresso matcha pods are good as they also have added B vitamins, which promote skin cell turnover.
Especially vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), which can help improve skin tone, make skin more radiant and balance natural oils.
Can Improve Your Overall Health
Not only do they make you look good but matcha pods are good for your health with once again, EGCG being the hero of matcha tea.
Although they are unsure exactly how, studies in a systematic review in 2016, have shown that people who regularly consumed green tea showed a significant reduction in the consumption of lower density lipoprotein (LDL, or ‘bad cholesterol’).
LDL is the type of cholesterol that leads to a build-up of fatty acids in the arteries, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Bone strength is also very important for having an active and mobile life.
This is why it is important to take measures that can build your bone strength and reduce your risk of diseases such as osteoporosis.
This is why matcha pods are so good. Each Nespresso compatible matcha pod is packed with polyphenols, an antioxidant-packed compound, that may increase bone mineral density.
Matcha Pods Taste Amazing!
Yes matcha pods are so good because of all the health benefits wrapped up in a convenient capsule, but the taste of matcha pods is also important.
Each matcha pod produces a rich, earthy matcha with the consistency that each pod produces also being crucial to why matcha pods are so good.
The perfect quantity of matcha tea powder is in each pod, so you know that you are going to get the same matcha flavour each time.
You can have the matcha tea as an espresso shot or you can add milk to make it a matcha latte.
Where Can You Buy Nespresso Matcha Pods?
With all the different types of Nespresso capsules on the market, you would think there would be more Nespresso matcha pods.
However, one of the best places to buy Nespresso matcha pods is rejuvenation water's Nespresso compatible matcha pods.
They use 100% organic Japanese matcha, with added prebiotic fibre and B vitamins, all packed into a compostable pod. So to answer the equation 'are matcha pods good?', you can be assured that these matcha pods good for you and the environment.
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water