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
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.