Why matcha should be a healthy-living staple
As far as top health foods to add to your diet go, matcha tea is one that absolutely cannot be brushed off as a mere fad. Used by Chan and Zen Buddhist monks for centuries to improve focus and aid meditation, this stone-ground powdered green tea has only recently taken the world by storm – and with good reason! From matcha lattes in the morning to little matcha shots before yoga, it seems we can’t get enough green goodness!
What makes it a superfood?
As anybody with an interest in healthy living knows, green tea has been linked to a myriad of health benefits – everything from boosting metabolism to fighting cancer. Matcha tea is essentially amplified green tea and is every bit as beneficial as that sounds. Because matcha is made from ground up whole tea leaves, it’s a much more potent source of catechins (powerful antioxidants) than standard green tea which is consumed as an infusion, with the leaves discarded. Sipping on just one cup of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea – that’s some energy boost!
Unlike your morning espresso, matcha delivers ‘slow-release’ caffeine that helps boost energy and concentration levels naturally. Those who don’t get along with caffeine often find matcha to be a fantastic alternative to coffee as it offers a solid energy boost without the sometimes overwhelming “caffeine jitters” or the dreaded “4pm slump”.
Jeeva King Coconut Water with Matcha tea
We’ve combined this powerful green powder with the golden jewel of Sri Lanka – the King Coconut – to give you a bit of ‘oomph’ in a bottle with no artificial flavours or added sugar. Packed with antioxidants and natural mood boosters, this delicious drink will keep you smiling from the moment you wake up!
Founder Bhavi Kanadia says “As an avid health enthusiast I am always on the lookout for fresh ingredients to include in a balanced and nutritious diet. Matcha tea is just that – a completely natural ingredient with what can only be described as superpowers! Freshly-ground matcha powder complements the subtle sweet taste of King Coconut water giving it a gorgeously exotic earthy flavour and creating a refreshing, organic drink filled to the brim with vitamins and minerals.”
What easier way to include matcha tea in your diet than in a natural, organic and delicious drink?
The whole range of Jeeva Natural King Coconut Waters, which includes Turmeric and Ginger & Lemongrass, are organic and free from artificial colours, preservatives and flavourings.
Jeeva Natural supports The Born Free Foundation, donating 2% of profits from each King Coconut water sale to support vital Asian elephant conservation work in Sri Lanka.