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What is matcha and the health benefits?

Healthy Eating - By Mirror | October 6th 2020 at 10:52:06 GMT +0300
Matcha is a form of green tea? (Photo: Shutterstock)

It's green, it's mean and boy does it work hard. Matcha is the buzzword in coffee shops and on beauty shelves alike, but what does it do and is it really worth the hype?

What is matcha?

Matcha is a form of green tea. The finest kind comes from Japan where it has been grown for centuries. The reason everyone loves it in a brew, although it does contain some caffeine; is because it contains much less than black tea or coffee - making it a cleaner option than your ordinary caffeine fix.

What are the health benefits of matcha?

Matcha is bursting with catechins, making it naturally high in antioxidants which is always a good thing for the body and skin, to rid the body of toxins.

As it doesn't contain as much caffeine as it's stronger counterparts you can also expect to have a bit more energy after your matcha hit, instead of feeling jittery and potentially caffeine crashing.

As we know already, green tea is good for the skin, helping to reduce inflammation and improving your overall complexion.

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Many people have also reported that matcha has aided them on their weight loss journeys. So apparently there's nothing matcha can't do.

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