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Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

By Fredrica Syren:

I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to matcha lattes. For years, a cup of hot coffee used to be what got me out of bed. Then a couple of years ago, I switched to the more healthy option of white tea — until I began my love affair with matcha tea.matcha tea powder

Instead of drinking only the liquid brewed from regular leafy green tea, you actually drink a finely ground powdered green tea, Matcha. This tea originated in China, where matcha then was used as a drug for healing various ailments. Today, matcha tea is becoming more popular and can be found in many mainstream coffee places. Since it contains caffeine, it has become a popular replacement for coffee because of its many health benefits.

Matcha tea is packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and trace minerals. Furthermore, it is a good source of components with super antioxidant activity including polyphenols, catechins and chlorophyll. The presence of amino acids such as L-theanine and theophylline in the matcha tea is what makes a super nutrient packed drink.

Other benefits of matcha tea include the following:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Boosts memory and concentration
  • Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Helps boost metabolism and burn calories
  • Detoxifies the body

My favorite way of drinking matcha tea is as a latte:

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powdermatcha tea latte
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup plain almond milk
  • Honey or agave to taste
  1. Bring enough water to a boil for the number of servings you are mak Whisk.
  2. 1 teaspoon matcha powder per serving with 1/4 cup boiling water.
  3. Once powder is dissolved into water, mix in the milk.
  4. Sweeten to taste with honey or agave.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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