Sunny and happy days ahead
Finally, the most anticipated time of the year has arrived - a long, warm summer! The days are sunnier, the evenings warmer, and the whole vibe is more relaxed. We love summer because it comes with an irresistible carefreeness, lazy days spent on the beach, salt in our hair, and refreshing drinks in hand.
The beginning of summer is an ideal time to dive into a new, healthy routine – sunny and warm summer mornings are perfect to start with a cup of your favorite matcha drink, in a warm or iced latte version, giving your body, mind and soul ,wonderful and calm energy for the best start of the day.
Matcha brings us to a state of calm euphoria — a sensation of mental alertness and deep relaxation similar to the effect of meditation.
This is due to the combination of l-theanine and caffeine, which makes a powerful duo, so matcha simultaneously energizes the body and calms the mind.
Matcha gives us a rush of energy like coffee, but without a sudden drop and nervous feeling. Namely, caffeine from matcha is very different than the one we get from coffee, which enters our bloodstream too quickly, and also leaves it. On the other hand, caffeine from matcha enters our body gradually, which gives us a feeling of awake relaxation. We are full of energy, without anxiety.
But that’s not the only reason why matcha makes us a feel good. In fact, the magic of matcha comes from different components, which is why it is often called a superfood. Let’s check out the ingredients needed to get one of the healthiest drinks in the world.
L-THEANINE FOR HAPPY ENERGY
In addition to caffeine, that will provide us with long-lasting and more stable energy, regular consumption of matcha can help reduce depression and anxiety, caused by a chemical imbalance. Matcha has a high level of l-theanine, an amino acid that contains many health benefits, effecting so-called happy hormones dopamine and serotonin. This way, matcha improves mood and eliminates negative thoughts.
POLYPHENOL FOR AN EFFICIENT METABOLISM
Matcha has been proven to speed up metabolism and help lose weight, thanks to polyphenols. Polyphenols are a group of antioxidants that are found in large quantities of matcha. The rich content of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in matcha will contribute to providing our body with perfect natural detoxification. Matcha also improves digestion, burns fat, and helps maintain healthy intestines, by releasing the unwanted toxins stored in the digestive system.
EGCG FOR A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM
More than ever, people are looking for ways to strengthen their immune system to stay healthy. In addition to numerous amino acids and l-theanine, matcha contains a catechin called EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), which strengthens the immune system. Drinking Ceremonial grade matcha (the highest quality matcha) will provide twice the amount of EGCG than that found in a cup of plain green tea.
CATECHINS FOR A FRESH BREATH
If you want a natural and effective way to freshen your breath, drink matcha. The catechins, EGCG, and L-theanine help maintain a healthy ecosystem in the oral cavity. They naturally clean deposits on the teeth and gums, keeping the mouth fresh and clean.