Are you only steeping your green tea in teabags? If so, you might be throwing away valuable nutrition. Green tea leaves are packed with nutrients that offer all kinds of health benefits, and to impart those benefits, they need to be consumed. In order to get the most out of your green tea, you should seriously consider trying matcha, as you consume the entire leaf. People adore matcha for its vibrant green color, herbaceous flavor, and energy boosting qualities. What’s more, matcha green tea also happens to be incredibly good for you.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely milled green tea powder made from tench (green tea leaves) with a smooth finish and wonderful umami (rich and savory taste). It is traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony and prepared using a sifter, bamboo whisk, hot water and a tea bowl, as we wrote about in a recent article, How to Make Matcha.
Among its many unique health benefits are matcha’s ability to spark weight loss and detoxify the body. In fact, matcha, with zero calories per 2 oz serving, fits right into the category of superfoods, with its high level of antioxidants, nutrient density, and ability to relieve stress naturally.
It might even be at the top of the list. Matcha green tea is packed with more antioxidants than any other superfood. It is notable that almost 60 percent of the catechins found in matcha are EGCg, which affects free radicals encased by everyday stress, such a pollution and UV rays.
Why Drink Matcha
Here is a list of the top 10 reasons you need to add matcha to your diet and make it part of your daily ritual. As usual, check with your doctor before you embark on a new diet regimen.
It’s clear from the many health benefits of matcha green tea that this superfood is one worth trying as a tea, in matcha smoothies and even in your all natural skincare routine. Get a matcha starter set and make it part of your daily life today!
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