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The Green Tea we’re Wondering About…Matcha Tea

9/19/2016

Have you heard of Matcha Tea? If you’ve been wondering haven’t what this new green drink is about than we are here to explain what the new buzz behind it is…

Matcha tea is a powdered variation of green tea originating from Japan. It comes from the same plant as green and black teas (camellia sinensis) however, with a different production process. Its green color comes from its rich amounts of chlorophyll.

So what’s so great about Matcha?

So we’ve all heard that green tea is rich in antioxidants specifically catechins which have several health benefits from being anti-inflammatory, fighting cancer, and anti-aging. Matcha has been found to contain a high amount of these anti-oxidants per cup as compared to regular green tea, making it a green power house!

Similarly, Matcha has similar nutrients as green tea but in higher amounts that may also help reduce stress, boost brain health such as memory, and fight against skin aging, and provide energy.

This new green powder may still need studies to prove its full effects; however, as this is a very low calorie drink, it can make a great snack between meals for some extra antioxidant power and relaxation with less the amount of caffeine than coffee. 

Author: Massar Dabbous


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