This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Start Drinking Matcha

Farah Fahad has an impressive resumé: She's got a master's in clinical psychology, is a licensed and registered dietitian, creator of the blog The Farah Effect, and worked on set as a nutritional consultant for one of the most popular weight-loss television shows, The Biggest Loser. Given her background, Fahad combines her extensive knowledge of psychology and nutrition to understand the human psyche and how eating habits are established and maintained (and how to break bad ones!). Fahad is a wealth of knowledge on all things healthy and wholesome, which is why we're thrilled to have her on board as a newly minted Byrdie contributor. Today, she's breaking down the incredible benefits of a certain trendy green beverage…

Matcha isn’t just the latest caffeine craze to populate the shelves of your local health food store or fuel your busy afternoon with an extra (much-needed) kick. Matcha has a long history that’s steeped in ancient Chinese and Japanese tradition. In fact, matcha has been used for over 4000 years. But besides its ancient roots, it’s also an untapped beauty and health resource. As a nutritionist myself, I love incorporating the powder into different facets of my diet for all of its beneficial factors. From relaxation to improved focus, below are seven reasons why you should be incorporating matcha into your diet ASAP.

Next up, learn how to make a DIY matcha mask for glowing skin.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.