Matcha: The Original Chlorophyll Water
The latest health and beauty trend is chlorophyll water, water supplemented with the pigment that gives plants their signature hue. You’ll find celebrities, influencers, and health magazines worldwide touting the believed benefits of chlorophyll water, including the ability to potentially help with digestion, improve gut health, support weight loss goals, and keep skin healthy and glowing.
But did you know that long before chlorophyll water came on the map, people were turning to tea for their chlorophyll fix?
Chlorophyll in Matcha
Matcha, a type of powdered green tea, has a high chlorophyll concentration due to the way that it is shade-grown and consumed. Shade increases the amount of chlorophyll content in leaves, making the tea leaves a bright green. The higher quality the matcha is, the more vibrant green it will be. That’s why the organic ceremonial grade matcha that you’ll find in our Matchasticks and Matcha Tin will always be a beautiful, deep emerald green.
Additionally, since matcha tea leaves are ground into a powder, when you drink matcha you are consuming the whole leaf. This is different from loose leaf green tea whereby the leaves are steeped in water and then removed before you enjoy your brew. According to research, a cup of ceremonial grade matcha powder contains almost 6x the chlorophyll content of regular green tea. This is because the more of the actual tea leaf you consume, the more chlorophyll you get.
Other foods rich in chlorophyll include spinach, spirulina, green beans, peas, mustard greens, and more; essentially, eating your greens will get you a healthy dose of chlorophyll.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF DRINKING CHLOROPHYLL
- It may oxygenate the blood, which can help boost energy levels and the body’s overall functionality. Additionally, healthy blood flow encourages detoxification.
- It has been shown to work as a natural deodorant.
- It may potentially boost gut health which has been linked to overall health, wellness, and beauty.
- It has been known to have a high antioxidant concentration which may help minimize oxidative stress and free radical damage. This may decrease inflammation which is linked to ailments and illnesses.
Although chlorophyll hosts several potential health benefits, more research is needed before any definitive claims can be made. That said, adding more chlorophyll to your diet through green vegetables and matcha has been proven to be beneficial, so begin by eating a healthy, balanced diet before you look to chlorophyll supplements. Additionally, always check in with a trusted medical professional before incorporating new health supplements into your diet.
Finally, regardless of whether or not you choose to jump on the chlorophyll water bandwagon, rest assured that you can get chlorophyll in your diet by adding a daily cup of matcha. Shop our Matcha Collection to find your favorite dose of liquid chlorophyll!