October 6, 2016

Feed your skin: Matcha

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you make traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered. Green tea has long been considered a beverage with many health benefits. Matcha green tea is a super strength version that is around 10 times more nutritionally dense than regular green tea.

In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from free radical damage that can lead to many serious diseases like cancer and heart disease. They also have an important role to play in detoxifying your body, maintaining your immune system and protecting your eyes and skin from free radical aging.

Another polyphenol (a type of antioxidant) in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells. Matcha also has high levels of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an amazing nutrient with many health benefits. It is highly alkaline and known to help balance pH levels in your blood. Drink up 🍵