Coffee is one of Cyprus’ most popular and most loved drinks, and part of many people’s daily routine across the world. Many people wouldn’t consider introducing an alternative, but then again, many people haven’t tried Matcha.
While coffee is energising and a fundamental part of many people’s morning, drinking too much can make you feel jittery, anxious and, after a relatively short peak, ends with a caffeine crash. Matcha, on the other hand, has around a third of the caffeine found in coffee magically combined with L-theanine, which ensures the slow release of energy, meaning no sudden rush, no jitters and no crash. Moreover, the smoother energy lift can be felt for much longer, around five hours in fact.
Matcha also has psychological benefits, it improves memory, reduces stress and boosts alpha brain waves, which have been shown to lessen depressive symptoms as well as enhance relaxation and creative thinking. Essentially, Matcha doesn’t produce cortisol, the stress hormone often induced with coffee.
As one of the best superfoods, Matcha is packed full of antioxidants and amino acids, which provide a whole host of health benefits including supporting the immune system, protecting the heart, cleansing the liver and so much more.
Not only this, but unlike coffee, the catechins in Matcha give you better breath. They steralise your mouth, fight bacteria that causes bad breath and protect your teeth.
Matcha is equally as versatile as coffee, as well as a traditional tea, it can be enjoyed in the same way as your usual preferred beverage, just substitute espresso for Matcha. As Matcha continues to grow in popularity, you can expect to see more and more ways to drink or eat this superfood.
As previously mentioned, coffee can be good for you and contribute to a longer life. However, there is also research that suggests too much coffee can also have a negative impact. This is not the case with Matcha, there have been no reports of adverse side effects with regular consumption. This is certainly not to say you should give up coffee, but we do believe you should try Matcha and see the difference for yourself.
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