Is Matcha Good for You?

Is Matcha Good for You?
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If drinking tea is good for you, what about eating it?

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Who cares how much nutrition is extracted from tea leaves, though, if you eat the leaves themselves? 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 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 easy. 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 wherever I go. Never leave home without it.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Who cares how much nutrition is extracted from tea leaves, though, if you eat the leaves themselves? 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 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 easy. 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 wherever I go. Never leave home without it.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos for more on green tea:
Cancer, Interrupted: Green Tea
Better Than Green Tea?
Antimutagenic Activity of Green vs. White Tea
Is Caffeinated Tea Dehydrating?

And check out my other videos on tea

For more context, see my related blog posts: Hibiscus tea: flower powerIs Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating? and Soy milk: shake it up!

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