Is Starbucks matcha healthy?

Matcha has many health benefits - but what about drinking the matcha at Starbucks?
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Is Starbucks matcha healthy?

When we think of matcha, we definitely think healthy.

However, the bright green drink has become so popular lots of brands have jumped on the matcha train. That's got people asking 'is Starbucks matcha healthy?'.

Before we can answer is Starbuck's matcha healthy , we should look into what makes matcha overall so good to drink. 

The process of growing matcha is where most of the benefits come from. The leaves are covered for 28 days before harvesting, to increase chlorophyll production.

When you drink matcha you are consuming the whole leaf ground up, and not just the leaves boiled. This means it has a much higher percentage of catechins than normal green tea.

In fact, it is estimated that for a certain catechin, matcha as up to a 137 times greater volume than regular green tea.

This means that including matcha in your diet, which could increase your antioxidant intake, which can help to prevent cell damage and lower your risk of several chronic diseases. 

However, this doesn't mean Starbucks matcha is healthy.

To answer the question 'is Starbucks matcha healthy?', we should first look at...

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