Food and Beverage, Lifestyles

IS IT TRUE: MATCHA LATTE IS HEALTHY?

Matcha has been popular with so many interesting combination of drinks and desserts. It is everywhere from health shop to cafe. But why?

Matcha, like green tea comes from the camelia sinensis plant but with a different nutrient profile and is grown differently. Farmers grow matcha by covering their plant 20-30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. Hence it increases chlorophyll production, boost the amino acid content and gives a darker hue to the plant. This will result in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants.

And by that it is safe to say that matcha itself is healthy, showing benefits such that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health and even aid in weight loss.

Matcha contains a concentrated amount of antioxidants, which may reduce cell damage and prevent chronic disease. It also contains caffeine and L-theanine, which can improve several aspects of brain function.

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