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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This plant miracle contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This plant miracle contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Busting the Matcha Myth: Does matcha really have 137 times more antioxidants (EGCG) than green tea?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.

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The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.

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What are “Natural Flavors”?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Have you ever read the ingredient lists on packaged foods and wondered, “What on earth are ‘natural’ flavors?” The term is incredibly vague! So, don your chemistry caps, grab a cup of tea and get ready to explore! In this piece we'll provide an intro into how natural flavors come about, why they are added and what MatchaAlternatives.com uses ourselves.

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What are “Natural Flavors”?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Have you ever read the ingredient lists on packaged foods and wondered, “What on earth are ‘natural’ flavors?” The term is incredibly vague! So, don your chemistry caps, grab a cup of tea and get ready to explore! In this piece we'll provide an intro into how natural flavors come about, why they are added and what MatchaAlternatives.com uses ourselves.

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Caffeine in Coffee and Tea: All You Need to Know

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Caffeine may be the most misunderstood molecule that we regularly consume. It is both adored and vilified, is extremely addictive, is consumed by over 90% of Americans every day, and studies have shown it can have an enormous range of effects. For something so potent, though, we tend to consume it without a lot of thought. This post covers what caffeine is, how it works, how to adjust caffeine levels in your tea, how much caffeine is actually in coffee and tea, and what caffeine levels are in different types of teas and tisanes (like yerba mate). 

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Caffeine in Coffee and Tea: All You Need to Know

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Caffeine may be the most misunderstood molecule that we regularly consume. It is both adored and vilified, is extremely addictive, is consumed by over 90% of Americans every day, and studies have shown it can have an enormous range of effects. For something so potent, though, we tend to consume it without a lot of thought. This post covers what caffeine is, how it works, how to adjust caffeine levels in your tea, how much caffeine is actually in coffee and tea, and what caffeine levels are in different types of teas and tisanes (like yerba mate). 

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