Okay, so as a nutritionist I always feel a little apprehensive when it comes to sharing my love of coffee because well, coffee isn’t exactly the “healthy” way to start your day. I never really was a coffee drinker but fell in love when I spent time in Italy and when I came home I loved adding it as a morning ritual after breakfast.
Even though I drink organic roasts, there are times when drinking coffee is NOT okay and here’s why…
Stress, although I really don’t like to use this word, life does get stressful at times and it’s during these times that I cannot drink coffee! Why? Well the caffeine ends up giving me the shakes, my anxiety goes through the roof, and by 3pm I’m ready to crash as my adrenals are taking the hit.
If you can relate to this I have good news for you as switching to matcha tea in the morning gives you a boost without the negative spiralling side effects!
Matcha for Energy Matcha naturally contains caffeine, however it’s not going to give you the “jitters” that coffee can give you. Matcha also contains L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that can provide a calming effect as well as can help with concentration and increase our ability to focus. Which is a great thing especially when we have a lot going on!
Skin Health Okay, so of course I have to let you know about the benefits for your skin! Matcha contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is a catechin that can help combat free radicals and can protect your cells from damage. These high levels of antioxidants can also help fight inflammation and further more can help reduce redness for those who suffer from eczema, or any inflammatory skin disorder.
Detox Ever wonder where the vibrant green colour of matcha comes from? Well my friends that green pigment comes from chlorophyll! Which can add a little gentle detox as chlorophyll helps flush out heavy metals and toxins from your body. Want to know how to drink matcha tea? Check out my Matcha Latte recipe below! Stay Wild xo Laura