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Wednesday December 8th

Vital Signs: What's the tea with matcha?

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By Victoria Giardina
Columnist

Before heading to your classes, you may desire a delicious dash of caffeine from drinks like coffee or tea. Some people are fans of green tea (which has great nutritional benefits, according to Healthline), but recently, the caffeine craze is centered around matcha. What’s the tea with matcha? Here are the benefits of this trendy and healthy drink.

Matcha Has Great Antioxidants

You may hear that your favorite fruit, like blueberries, are high in antioxidants. But what does that mean? Because matcha is high in antioxidants, its natural plant compounds help boost your health while preventing chronic diseases. According to Healthline, drinking matcha can also prevent cell damage to ensure that you are putting your best health forward.

The lattes, which are packed with antioxidants, are a great alternative to coffee (Envato Elements).

Matcha Is Simple to Prepare

Whether you mix matcha into a smoothie or even a midday snack, its versatile powder is ready to be incorporated into your daily routine (and is so simple to do!). Traditional matcha tea can be made with one to two teaspoons of matcha powder and two ounces of hot water, combined with a bamboo whisk. Explore the endless ways to use matcha to your healthful advantage, and you will be surprised by how many diverse options there are to choose!




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