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  • Writer's pictureClaudio Fibonacci

The Ultimate Showdown: Coffee vs. Matcha – Which Is the Healthier Choice?

Coffee Or Matcha: Which Is Better For You?

Coffee or Matcha: Which Is Better For You?

Coffee or matcha? For me, it’s neither–coffee never appealed to me, and when I first experienced caffeine by way of matcha, the only thing it seemed to do was peak my already frazzled nerves. But the debate over which is better is causing a stir online (searches for “coffee vs matcha” have gone up by 50 percent on Google), so I set out to explore the facts. As fans of either one tend to be passionate about their drink of choice, it’s important to note that I embark on this piece with a totally unbiased approach as I don’t depend on either.

The health benefits of coffee

Ask any health expert, and they will extoll the virtues of the right amount of coffee consumed at the right times of the day for optimal performance and overall health.

  1. Caffeine dose of approximately 5mg per kg of bodyweight can increase physical and mental performance.

  2. Coffee is rich in antioxidants which can reduce the risk of various diseases.

  3. Coffee can boost energy and fight fatigue, but excessive consumption can lead to side effects like anxiety and insomnia.

The health benefits of matcha

Matcha, the souped-up older sister of green tea, also offers various health benefits:

  1. Contains less caffeine than coffee, allowing for more servings throughout the day without impacting sleep.

  2. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, matcha can aid in detoxification and enhance brain function.

  3. Contains L-theanine which can reduce anxiety and jitteriness associated with caffeine.

Which is better: coffee or matcha?

Both coffee and matcha have their unique benefits and can complement your routine based on your preferences and needs:

  1. Coffee may be better for performance benefits like at the gym, while matcha can provide calm focus without the energy crash.

  2. It’s possible to switch between coffee and matcha based on your energy and focus requirements throughout the day.

In conclusion

Both coffee and matcha offer health benefits when consumed in moderation and at the right times. Whether you prefer matcha for its calming effects or coffee for its energy boost, choosing the right beverage can enhance your overall well-being.

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