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Lately everyone's mad for matcha, a powder made from green tea that's even more powerful than the regular brew. “You get more antioxidants with matcha because you consume the ground-up leaves,” explains Lyssie Lakatos R.D., coauthor of The Veggie Cure. That means you consume more of the catechins that have been associated with everything from reducing cancer and blood pressure to protecting your brain against aging.
Brewing a cup isn't the only way to enjoy this bold, slightly grassy tasting ingredient. Add about 1/4 teaspoon to savory and sweet foods for an easy nutrition boost, or try these ideas.
Add a pop of color, a shot of antioxidants, and a depth of flavor to your plate with this green tea powder
Add a pop of color, a shot of antioxidants, and a depth of flavor to your plate with this green tea powder.