Read all about what matcha is, and learn about its health benefits
People across the country have been ditching their daily coffee for a bright green caffeinated beverage called matcha.
Are you curious about whether matcha lives up to all the hype?
Matcha is a green tea that's grown differently, altering its flavor and nutrient content.
The green tea plant is covered about a month before harvest. Then the leaves are ground into a fine powder.
Since matcha comes in powder form, you can easily use it in many recipes to enjoy the flavor with some added health benefits outside of your typical matcha tea or latte.
Health benefits of matcha green tea
• Rich in antioxidants
• Enhances weight loss
• Diabetes prevention and management
• Heart healthy
• Boosts cognitive function
Matcha contains a moderate amount of caffeine, with 60-70 mg per 8 oz serving.
But remember that matcha is more than just caffeine. You are also getting a hefty dose of healthful antioxidants.
For people with diabetes, caffeine can lead to spikes in blood sugar and increased insulin resistance.
Check your personal glycemic response to caffeine to ensure how it impacts your blood sugar.
Matcha's been gaining popularity, but just because it is trendy doesn’t mean it is the best choice for everyone.
If you are a fan,you can keep on sippin’ 1-2 cups daily.