News flash – we’re drinking our antioxidants! Not with those trendy juicing diets, but with our favorite type of green, Matcha! Did you know that Matcha contains higher antioxidant levels on a per gram basis than any other known natural fruits or vegetables? (Think 15x the antioxidants available in wild blueberries!) Amazing, right? It’s no secret that these powerful substances are essential for great health, so researchers developed the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test to measure exactly how powerful and effective they are. So, where does Matcha fall in comparison to everything else?

 

Matcha’s ORAC Value

As mentioned, Matcha reigns in the antioxidant category with one of the highest known ORAC values found in natural products – 1,384 to be exact! To put it into perspective, other antioxidant rich foods, such as goji berries and dark chocolate, have ORAC values of 253 and 227, respectively. However, it’s important to note that these numbers are measured per gram, rather than by serving size, so chances are you’re probably still getting your daily dose of antioxidants when consuming other fruits and vegetables, too!

 

What This Means for You

While there a number of antioxidant rich options on the market, another quick and easy way to increase your intake would be opting for Matcha. Consuming a traditional serving of hot tea (2g) can easily provide you with more than half of the recommended daily units (3,000-5,000 units as suggested by the USDA), along with other additional health benefits.

 

At the end of the day, we’re all in for great health and disease prevention. Making moves with Matcha is a guaranteed step toward an antioxidant rich diet. Cheers!