It’s 9 am on a Monday morning as you step into the office. The weekend was amazing, but now its time to get back to work. You head into the office pantry to pick up a cup of coffee as you usually do. It jolts you awake from your lethargy and you head to your desk to start the day.
The problem for many is that this boost doesn’t last very long. After about an hour, many people start feeling drowsy and notice a drop in energy. This
Today, most people know that matcha contains caffeine. But what makes it different from the caffeine you get in coffee or a red bull?
The difference is L-theanine. This is a naturally occurring compound found in matcha. It slows the body’s absorption of coffee. This means that even though matcha contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee, the caffeine boost from matcha lasts longer.
The result is a gentle, sustained burst of-energy that keeps you alert over a few hours, instead of the sudden explosion of heightened sensation and anxiety that we typically experience with coffee.
A cup of matcha made with a teaspoon of matcha powder will contain about 25 mg of caffeine. This is considerably lower than the 100mg found in a cup of regular coffee. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, matcha could be the answer.
We haven’t completely cut coffee from our diet. The occasional aromatic latte or espresso is something we still look forward to. But for a daily pick-me-up,matcha is definitely a worthy choice too.
Wondering how you can incorporate matcha into your daily diet for maximal energy boosts?
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