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Green tea benefits

Uses and benefits of Green Tea and Matcha

Green Tea and matcha, which is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, are known for their benefits when drunk as a warm beverage. However, there are many other uses for this efficacious antioxidant treat.

What is the difference between green tea and matcha?

The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed in processing.

Benefits of green tea

Loaded with antioxidants, green tea is known to improve brain function, assist with fat loss and lowers the risk of cancer.

Benefits of matcha

According to Health.com, because matcha is made from high-quality tea and because whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in so-called polyphenols, which have been linked to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-ageing.

Polyphenol in matcha, called EGCG, is proven to boost metabolism and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.

Ways to use them

Matcha is a great additive to a skincare routine.

Mix matcha with a bit of water to create a paste and use the paste as a great moisturising mask for your face. It hydrates your skin and refreshes your eyes!

Alternatively, soak a clean cloth in some warm green tea and place the cloth on your face for a minute. It has the same effect, and your skin will suck up all of the nutrients!

 

Neutralises odours

Smelly shoes? No fret. Placing green tea teabags in your shoes overnight with eliminate the smell. Brightside reports that unused tea bags can also be used to eliminate odours around your house, ranging from your refrigerator to your trash can.

 

Dental Health

Drinking a cup of unsweetened green tea each day can help neutralise the acids in your mouth, protecting your teeth from decay! Thanks to molecules called catechins, drinking one cup of green tea a day can even lower your chances of losing your teeth. If anything, tea can help wean you off soda, Brightside continues.

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