If drinking tea is good for you, what about eating it?
How much is too much?
Who cares how much nutrition is extracted from tea leaves, though, if you eat the leaves? We know that drinking tea is good for you, what about eating it? Matcha, powdered green tea—invented in China about a thousand years ago, transplanted to Japan. Whole leaves of tea milled into a fine powder, you dump a spoonful in water, and then drink the whole thing down.
Now it sounds like a good idea. Why waste nutrition throwing away tea leaves when you’re done, when you can drink them whole? Or were tea leaves just not meant to be eaten. Powdered green tea leaves: Harmful, harmless, or helpful?
Super helpful! And how easy. You can carry around little packets of matcha with you wherever you go and just dump them in your water bottle. You add zero calories at the same time you’re adding whopping loads of nutrition. I carry them around whenever I travel. Why leave home without it?
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Kobe J. Med. Sci., Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. E62-E72, 2008 . Effect of Ground Green Tea Drinking for 2 Weeks on the Susceptibility of Plasma and LDL to the Oxidation ex vivo in Healthy Volunteers. Syuzou Gomikawa, Yuichi Ishikawa, Wakako Hayase, Yuko Haratake, Namiko Hirano, Hiromi Matuura, Akiyo Mizowaki, Akiko Murakami, Mao Yamamoto.
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